Feb 14, 2008

2 year delay for Colón

I've already talked about the delays and numerous problems the renovation of Il Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires has raised.

The "wait and see" part is over. It has now been announced that the Opera House, scheduled initially to reopen in May 2008 will remain closed until 2010.
The grand reopening celebrating the centennial of the place is off, as is indeed the 2008-2009 season.

Director Horacio Sanguinetti insisted the Colón will be ready for the 2010 season, which includes commitments by the orchestra of Il Teatro Alla Scala led by Argentine-born conductor Daniel Barenboim.

If you want first-hand news and opinions from Buenos Aires, I recommand Habitués del Teatro Colon Weblog (in spanish).

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