The Teatro Colon is the city's main opera house and considered one of the best concert venues in the world acoustically. Even Luciano Pavarotti said so. The building itself is a mix of Italianate and French styles, and inside, the horseshoe-shaped auditorium is dressed in golds and scarlets, surrounded by three stories of box seats and topped by a cupola painted by Argentinian painter Raul Soldi. In addition to welcoming stage greats from around the world since its opening with a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Aïda in 1908, the theater has its own permanent ballet, choir and orchestra.
Teatro Colón - Cerrito, Buenos Aires, Argentina