Teatro Colón 2011 Season

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The Teatro Colon of Buenos Aires presentes its program for the 2011 Season.


March 30, April 3, 6, 8
EL GRAN MACABRO (Le Grand Macabre)

Music: György Ligeti
Libretto: György Ligeti and Michael Meschke inspired in La ballade du grand macabre, by Michel de Ghelderode (premiere in Argentina)
Musical direction: Baldur Brönnimann
Production: La Fura dels Baus
Main characters: Chris Merrit, Roderick Earle, Wilbur Pauley, Brian Asawa, Ning Liang, Gustavo De Gennaro, Javier Galan, Susanna Andersonn, Ilse Eerens / Cecilia Layseca, Frances Bourne.
Free tickets (up to 2 per person, subject to availability) have to be picked in advance up according to the following schedule:
For the performance on March 30: From March 28
For April 3: From April 1
For April 6: From April 4
For April 8: From April 6
Ticket office: Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm, Libertad 621

May 15, 18, 20, 21, 22

Music: Wollfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Emanuel Schikaneder
Musical Direction: Frédéric Chaslin
Stage Direction: Sergio Renán
Main characters: Patrick Henckens / Darío Schmunck, Lyuba Petrova / Laura Belli, Markus Werba / Luciano Garay, Aline Kutan / Fabiola Masino, Reinhard Hagen / Lucas Debevec, Osvaldo Peroni / Gabriel Centeno

June 10, 11, 12, 15, 17

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Inspired in The divine comedy, by Dante Alighieri
Musical direction: Richard Buckley
Stage Direction and lighting: Stefano Poda
Il tabarro
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami, based on La Houppelande, by Didier Gold
Main characters: Juan Pons / Luis Gaeta, Carl Tanner, Amarilli Nizza / Haydée Dabusti, Agnes Zwierko / Alicia Cecotti
Gianni Schicchi
Libretto: Giovacchino Forzano
Main characters: Juan Pons / Luis Gaeta, Darío Schmunck, Beatriz Díaz / Eliana Bayón, Agnes Zwierko / Alicia Cecotti
Suor Angelica
Libretto: Giovacchino Forzano
Main characters: Amarilli Nizza / Virginia Wagner, Agnes Zwierko / Alejandra Malvino, Lucila Ramos Mañé, María Luján
Mirabelli, Eliana Bayón / Marina Silva

July 19, 22, 24, 27, 29, 31

Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave and Giuseppe Montanelli, revised by Arrigo Boito,
based on the same play by Antonio García Gutiérrez
Musical direction: Stefano Ranzani / Carlos Vieu
Stage Direction: José María Condemi
Main characters: Roberto Frontali / Omar Carrión, Svetla Vassileva / Virginia Wagner, Konstantin Gorny / Ernesto Morillo, Andrew Richards, Fabián Veloz / Gustavo Feulién

August 9, 12, 14, 17, 19

Music: Claude Debussy
Libretto: Maurice Maeterlinck and Claude Debussy, based on the same play by Maurice Maeterlinck
Musical direction: Emmanuell Villaume
Stage Direction: Olivia Fuchs
Main characters: Markus Werba, Anne Sophie Duprels, Marc Barrard, Kurt Rydl, Fabiola Masino, Vera Cirkovic

September 20, 23, 25, 28, 30

Music: Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Musical direction: Ira Levin
Stage Direction, Set design and lighting: Roberto Oswald
Main characters: Michael Hendrick, Ann Petersen, James Johnson, Janina Beachle

October 18, 21, 26, 30

(World Premiere - Work commissioned by Teatro Colón)
Music: Mario Perusso (Resident composer of Teatro Colón)
Libretto: Marcelo Perusso
Musical direction: Mario Perusso
Stage Direction, Set design and wordrobe: Marcelo Perusso
Main characters: Alejandra Malvino, Marcelo Puente, Leonardo Estévez, Haydée Dabusti, Daniela Tabernig

November 29, December 2, 4, 7, 10, 11

Music: Franz Lehár
Libretto: Víctor Leon and Leo Stein, based on L´attaché d´ambassade, by Henri Meilhac
Musical direction: Gregor Bühl
Main characters: Solveig Kringelborn, Mathias Hausmann / Luciano Garay, Ditte Andersen / Laura Belli


April 19, 20, 23, 24
Nuestros Valses
Choreography: Vicente Nebrada
Music: Teresa Carreño
Piano soloist: Leonardo Marconi 
Margarita y Armando (Premiere in Argentina)
Choreography: Frederick Ashton
Music: Franz Liszt
Piano soloist: Iván Rutkauskas
Symphony in C
Choreography: George Balanchine
Music: Georges Bizet
Orchestra of Teatro Colón
Musical director: Javier Logioia Orbe

June 30, July 1, 3, 5, 7
Choreography: Karl Burnett according to Marius Petipa
Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovski
Guest dancers: Karina González – Connor Walsh (Houston Ballet)
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director: Javier Logioia Orbe

July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
Choreography: Oscar Araiz
Music: Camille Saint - Saëns

August 28, 31. September 2, 3, 4
Choreography: John Cranko
Music: Piotr Ilich Tchaikovski
Guest dancers: Alicia Amatriain – Jason Reilly (Stuttgart Ballet)
Teatro Colón Orchestra
Musical Director: Javier Logioia Orbe

November 6, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13
Choreography: Kenneth McMillan
Music: Jules Massenet
Teatro Colón Orchestra
Musical Director: Javier Logioia Orbe

December 18, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28
Choreography: Anne Marie Holmes
Music: Adolph Adam, Riccardo Drigo, Léo Délibes
Guest dancers: Paloma Herrera – Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre)
Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra
Musical Director: Hadrian Avila Arzuza


The Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke, will offer a series of 20 concerts on Thursdays at 8:30 pm, starting on April 14, 2011 The invited directors will be: Guillermo Scarabino, Carlos Dourthe, Antoni Wit, Pavel Kogan, Maximiano Valdés, Carlos Vieu, Carlos Bertazza, José Miguel Rodilla, with the participation of the outstanding soloists: Omar Angel Frette, Cuarteto Petrus, Sasha Rozhdestvensky, Saúl Medina, Lucrecia Jancsa, Xavier Inchausti, Carla Filipcic Holm, Vadim Gluzman, Pascal Rogé, Cyprien Katsaris, Joshua Bell, Sergio Tiempo, Muza Rubackyte, Tatiana Vassilieva, Marouan Benabdallah, Horacio Lavandera, Vladimir Feltsman, Claudio Barile, Luis Ascot.
Click here to see the complete 2011 program.

The Teatro Colón Orchestra will offer concerts one Saturday of every month on May, June, July, October and December.
Click here to see the complete 2011 program. 

Domingos de Camara (Chamber Sundays): Series of FREE concerts one Sunday of every month, at 11am, by renowned Argentinian chamber groups at the main concert hall of Teatro Colon.
Free tickets must be picked up the previous Saturday and up to 2 hours before every performance. Only 2 tickets per person will be handed, limited to the theater's capacity.
Click here to see the complete 2011 program.

ABONO DEL BICENTENARIO (BICENTENARY CONCERTS): A total of 6 concerts that will get together some of the most resounding figures in the season:

April 12:
Keith Jarrett
An evening of solo piano improvisations

May 17:
Ahn Trio
Lucia Ahn, piano / Angella Ahn, violin / Maria Ahn, violonchelo

June 21:
Nelson Goerner

July 26:
Camerata Bern
Angelika Kirchschlager

November 1
Katia and Marielle Labèque

November 22:
Verónica Cangemi
Orquesta barroca argentina

The 2011 Season will come complete with a series of extraordinary concerts, the program by the CETC (Centro de Experimentacion del Teatro Colon), and ISA (Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colon).

Theater's box office: 
From Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm - (no show days).
From Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm - (show days).
Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Or through:

For more information, visit Teatro Colon official website.

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  1. Anonymous3/20/2011

    Hello. When do concert tickets become available, and is it possible to purchase from abroad (USA). I am interested in the Thursday 5.26 concert. Thank you, and great site!

  2. Thanks! Tickets are not on sale yet and there's no news about when they will be available. All the performances are suspended at the moment and have to be confirmed. Keep checking for updates.

  3. Anonymous4/05/2011

    Are tickets available yet for purchase? My family is visiting in a couple weeks and I would like to purchase tickets as soon as possible.

    Thank you!

  4. The only tickets for sale at the moment are the ones for the April 12 concert by Keith Jarreth.

  5. Anonymous4/05/2011

    Thanks for letting me know. Is that because they only sell them a week in advance? I am interested in buying tickets for the ballet on April 20. Also, is the only way to buy tickets to go the theater? Thank you again! It is surprisingly difficult to find this information online.

  6. Hi
    This is because the conflict with the workers is not solved yet so they are selling just the performances which are confirmed to take place. Tickets can also be purchased through this website:
    Good luck!