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The Teatro Colón is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, with acoustics ranked among the best five theatres in the world, according to experts. Over the years, the Colón has hosted great composers, along with internationally renowned conductors and singers, becoming synonymous with glamour, amazing performances and of course, stunning music.

After twenty years of construction, it was opened on May 25th 1908, with the presentation of Aida -Verdi's opera. The cornerstone of the present Colón Theatre was laid in 1889, under the direction of architect Francesco Tamburini and his pupil, Vittorio Meano, who designed an Italianate theatre. The building was finally completed in 1908, under the direction of the Belgian architect Julio Dormal who made some changes in the structure and left his mark in the French style of the decoration. As a result, the theater is a great example of 19th-century eclectica.

Because of its urban significance, the Colon Theatre is, together with the Congress Palace and the Casa Rosada (the Presidential house), one of the most representative historic monuments in Argentina.

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