Teatro Colon 2024 Season

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The prestigious TEATRO COLON OF BUENOS AIRES, one of the most important Opera Houses in the world, has announced its 2024 SEASON PROGRAM.

The 2024 season consists of seven lyrical titles (four revivals and three premieres), five ballets and twenty concerts by the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, plus five concerts by the Stable Orchestra of the Teatro Colón, with a few bright names.


The season will open on March 12 with the ballet Carmina Burana, directed by Mauricio Wainrot. The direction of the four remaining titles that make up the program will be the responsibility of Mario Galizzi, director of the Ballet of Teatro Colón.

In June Marianela Nuñez, prima ballerina of the Royal Ballet of London, will star in Sleeping Beauty. In late August, a mixed program will be presented, composed of Suite en Blanc, Adagietto and Bolero X. The romantic ballet Giselle completes the ballet season, that will conclude with The Bayadere.

The Opera season will begin with Strauss's opera Ariadna in Naxos, on April 12, directed by Günter Neuhold and régie by Marcelo Lombardero, bringing together local and international performers led by Carla Filipcic Holm, Sergio Escobar, and Ekaterina Lekina.

Turandot, Puccini’s masterpiece, will go up on May 17 (nine functions) with the historic staging by Roberto Oswald and musical direction alternating between Carlos Vieu and Beatrice Venezi. Austrian soprano Martina Serafin will star alongside Marcelo Puente, Jaqulina Livieri and Lucas Debeven Mayer.

The Consul, by Gian Carlo Menotti, will also have its revival in the stage version by Rubén Szuchmacher with musical direction of Marcelo Ayub (August). Except for the lead role, which this time will be played by the Argentine baritone Sebastián Angulegui, the rest of the cast is practically the same as the 2022 premiere, with Carla Filipcic Holm, Adriana Maestrángelo and Virginia Correa Dupuy, in the main roles.

Carmen by Georges Bizet, with stage direction by Calixo Bieito, is the most resonant of the lyrical season. It is a co-production between the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, ​​and the Teatro Regio in Turin. It will go up on July 12 (eight performances) with musical direction by Kakhi Solomnishvili, and the Argentine mezzo-soprano Francesa di Sauro together with Gustavo López Manzitti in the main roles.

Orpheus in the Underworld is the second of the three new productions. Jacques Offenbach's operetta will feature a scene by the ingenious Pablo Maritano and musical direction by Christian Baldini, with the participation of a talented local cast (November).

The third novelty - perhaps the most unique thing of the season - is the new production of Aurora, by Héctor Panizza, with stage direction by Betty Gambartes (September and October). 

Un Ballo in Maschera, by Giuseppe Verdi, will close the season between November and December. 


The two Colón orchestras will also each have their season (20 concerts for the Philharmonic, and 5 for the Stable Orchestra) with guest conductors and performers.

The Academic Orchestra of Teatro Colón will also have its subscription for six concerts and will work with directors specialized in different repertoires.

Highlights include the Concerto for piano, string orchestra and cymbals, by Galina Ustvólskaya (April 13) and the Concerto for two harpsichords in C minor by Bach, in tribute to Mario Videla who passed away last year (July 19). And in the semi-staged version, the premiere of La voz que nunca calla, by Marcelo Delgado and libretto by Ignacio Apolo (November 9).


The Martha Argerich Festival will return in August with Charles Dutoit, Annie Dutoit-Argerich, among other guests (programs to be confirmed). And of course, the famous hostess and pianist Martha Argerich.


Among the international visitors, the Chinese pianist Yuja Wang and the soprano Hera Hyesang Park stand out. Both will be presented in the Extraordinary Concerts cycle, which will also feature the presence of the Camerata Antiqua of Curitiba under the baton of Ricardo Kangi, the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia under the direction of Yeruham Scharovsky, and the conductors Sylvain Gasançony and Isaac Karabtchevsky.

The full 2024 Season's program (in Spanish only) can be downloaded through this link.

Yearly Subscriptions on sale from February 19th, 2024.
Individual tickets for all the 2024 performances will go on sale on March 4th.
Theater's box office: Tucuman 1171, every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (except May 1st, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1st).

For more information, visit Teatro Colón official website.

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