An Opera House for the “Paris of South America”

in The Opera Fanatic

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226043401
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226043432 | DOI:
An Opera House for the “Paris of South America”

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This chapter describes the Colón Opera House in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It explains that the opera house was established in 1857 and was since then considered as the main square of, not just the city, but the country. This chapter provides a brief history of opera in Argentina and its relation to non-elite audiences and offers a brief background on the passionate opera fans who occupy the upper floors of the house.

Keywords: Colón Opera House; Buenos Aires; Argentina; opera; opera fanatics; non-elite audiences

Chapter.  8842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Opera

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