The Colón Theater Reopens Its Doors To The Public: Protocols, Distancing, Concerts And Ballet

“Gale” (Photo: Máximo Parpagnoli)

While the workers of the Teatro Colón performed the “Operation spider” -a process of cleaning and maintenance of this majestic piece of 1,300 kilos in the main room-, the director, María Victoria Alcaraz, spoke with Infobae Cultura about the great news: on Friday, July 2, the Colón reopens its doors to the public to premiere its 2021 schedule, postponed by preventive measures.

“The theater did not close, we continued working indoors. Now we are happy, preparing everything, reviewing details. Expectations are the highest. The public always responds very generously. We work on the assembly of the protocols with the advice of the Ministry of Health. It is that the Colón Theater is going to scale to other rooms, with which we take into account all the items that have been requested: air recirculation, ventilation, distancing. It is a very safe room, “he added.

The lyrical season will begin with the presentation of Other Songs, a selection of pieces by the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, under the musical direction of Marcelo Birman, stage direction of Pablo Maritano, scenery of Nicolas Boni, costume design by Renata Schussheim and lighting of Jose Luis Fioruccio.

The first lyrical title has the presence of prominent national interpreters such as the sopranos Oriana Favaro, Constanza Díaz Falú, Daniela Tabernig Y Adriana Mastrángelo, the baritone Victor Torres and the bass Hernan Iturralde, among other greats. The four programmed functions will take place on Thursday the 8th and Saturday the 10th at 8:00 p.m., on Sunday the 11th at 5:00 p.m., ending their presentations on Tuesday the 13th at 8:00 p.m.

Maria Victoria Alcaraz with the majestic chandelier of the Teatro Colón
Maria Victoria Alcaraz with the majestic chandelier of the Teatro Colón

The Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires will inaugurate its series of concerts on Friday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. under the baton of the maestro Enrique Arturo Diemecke presenting The Song of the Earth from Gustav Mahler with chamber orchestration of Arnold Schoenberg and along with the solo performances of the mezzo-soprano Guadalupe Barrientos and the tenor Gustavo López Manzitti.

The second concert is scheduled for Friday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. with the musical direction of Ezequiel Silberstein and will include the Concerto for piano, trumpet and strings, No. 1 Op. 35 of Dmitri Shostakovich and Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op.48 of Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky, with Iván Rutkauskas on piano and Fernando Ciancio on trumpet.

The Stable Orchestra of the Teatro Colón will be present on Sunday, July 4 at 5:00 p.m., under the musical direction of the maestro Marcelo Ayub next to the soprano Jacquelina Livieri, the mezzo-soprano Florence Machado and the cellist Stanimir Todorov as soloists performing Stabat Mater of the composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and Concerto N ° 3 in G major, G480 by Luigi Boccherini.

Stable Orchestra Concert (Photo: Máximo Parpagnoli)
Stable Orchestra Concert (Photo: Máximo Parpagnoli)

The second concert will take place on Thursday, July 15 at 8:00 p.m., with Freddy Varela Montero as conductor and concertmaster and the solo performance of the soprano Carla Filipcic Holm. The musical program will consist of Romanza for violin N ° 2 in F major, Op.50 and Ah, Perfido! Op.65 of Ludwig van Beethoven and Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485 of Franz Schubert.

The Stable Ballet of the Teatro Colón under the direction of Paloma Herrera will open its programming on Friday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. with the presentation of a Mixed Program, with the premieres of the pieces Vendaval de Tchaikovsky with choreography by Maximiliano Iglesias e Piazzolla itinerary, with choreography by Alejandro cervera. To then continue on Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m.

“Last year he gave us a reinforcement in the virtual presence of the theater and in the way of being able to get to the home of each of the spectators. This is a presence that we are walking step by step, advancing day by day, with great care and great responsibility. A flexible programming model that can be adapted in different periods, navigating between restrictions, permissions and the context we are experiencing ”, concluded Alcaraz.

* For more information on the protocols to be followed enter here.

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