15 April 2006

Before the gala

This is the inside of the Colón theatre. It´s one of the greatest theatres in the world next to the Met, la Scala and the Paris Opera. It fits 3.000 people, 2.700 sitting and 300 standing. Yesterday was very special because I didn´t go to see any of the "classic" things that are presented in this theatre. This week and the next Buenos Aires is host of the International Festival of Independent Film and yesterday in this theatre was screened "The battleship Potemkin" in its new and latest version, restored by the German Film Gesellschaft in Berlin. This film is b&w and silent, so the Colóns academic orchestra played the music that Edmund Meisel composed for it. (By the way: it´s forbidden to take pictures on the inside, so plese don´t tell anyone ;) )  Posted by Picasa

13 Comments:

Blogger Wolf said...

Way to go! Great capture! It looks awesome inside.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Dragão-Fyre said...

Wow, looks great! How did you manage to sneakily capture that shot?

9:30 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Wow that looks very grand! Great shot!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Marieta said...

cant wait for the curtains to open!!

6:38 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

My lips are sealed. .. so you didn't use flash then

8:35 AM  
Blogger Another Singer said...

Beautiful photo.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Nicola said...

Wow, this looks like a great theater. Great that they also have the film festival there. I've only seen a silent film with an orchestra once and it was a great experience!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Karine said...

Nice one! The Colon theater is beautiful. That reminds me I need to buy tickets for Thursday night, Buenos Aires's Philharmonic is performing :)

10:57 AM  
Blogger Mohammadreza said...

Yes it's a very big theatre. Nice job on a forbidden photo!

7:52 PM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

Wow!! Beautiful theater, Im also wondering as others do? How did you manage to sneak a pic?
btw, reminds me of phantom of the opera!!(?)

8:18 PM  
Blogger Cynthia! said...

Hi all!! Thanks for your nice comments!:D
Bob: no, no flash at all (i guess the people in the theatre would have killed me of i did)
karine: have a great evening!!some of the regulars (of the orchestra performers) won´t be performing on thursday because they are going to your homeland (France, Paris) to perform the opera "Der Kaiser von Atlantis"
midnitebara: i place it on the rim of the balcony, because i din´t use flash...

8:52 PM  
Anonymous michael said...

Interesting to see inside - tiers of boxes are surprising to me

7:07 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Very nice photoghraphy

4:13 PM  

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