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Visit to The majestic Colon Theatre - Opera & Ballet House
The Colon Theatre is one of the world’s grand opera houses. This turn of the century Italian Renaissance-style building with French and Greek influence covers a full city block. Artists such as Enrico Caruso, Vaslov Nijinsky, Ana Pavlova, Mikjail Barishnikov, María Callas, Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti and Rudolf Nureyev have performed on its stage. Stravinsky, Strauss and Bernstein have conducted here. According to dancer Barishnikov: “the most beautiful of all the theatres I know”.
During the visit, an interesting backstage tour focuses on the theatre’s behind-thescenes life, witnessing rehearsals, visiting the amazing set design and workshops in its underground maze, where the costumes, wigs, shoes, props and scenery are made, admiring its magnificent rooms, elaborate chandeliers, beautiful marble and domes. There are over 9000 costumes, 22000 pairs of shoes, wigs, masks, etc!!