12/06/2013

LIFESTYLE | A Night at the Opera

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Hi my Inside-Out Beauties!

If you happened to take a quick peek at my About Heidi section, you may remember that I studied Opera for a couple of years in my late teens, early 20s.  In fact, I took singing lessons for years, almost non stop, since I was more or less 14 years old.

I started off with pop singing, but learning how to sing Opera was a completely different experience I will treasure forever.  I did not only enjoy it, but it connected me to my Italian roots.

Now that I've told you this, you won't be surprised if I tell you I was thrilled to get FREE tickets to the opera!

Here in Buenos Aires, we have a very beautiful Opera House: El Teatro Colón ( or Columbus Theater).  A must visit destination if you ever come visit our land.

But until you do... I thought I'd vlog this Night at the Opera with my husband and take you with us on a quick virtual tour!

Welcome to the Teatro Colón...

 


It is a beautiful building, opened in 1908, that's the size of an entire block.  And the picture above, taken from a park across the street, shows you its facade and main entrance .


 

It was designed by an Italian architect called Francesco Tamburini to match the style of European Opera Houses.  But we really don't need to be experts to appreciate its beauty, right?

Hope this panoramic picture my husband took for me will give it some justice...


 http://youtu.be/uBTWESpV8SI


The building was recently refurbished, and hence was closed for quite some time.  It was sad at first, but now I'm happy to see that they did a great job.  When you walk inside, you feel you've traveled back in time and you're in a luxurious palace.... a palace of art!



All that gold, bronze, all those lights, that burgundy velvet and, of course, an amazing acoustics make the whole experience truly unforgettable. in fact, if I'm not mistaken, acoustically The Columbus Theater is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world. And would you just look at that ceiling?  I could stare at it all night.  The chandelier up there has over 700 light bulbs and a diameter or 7 meters!

 http://youtu.be/uBTWESpV8SI


This time we went to see/listen to War Requiem by Benjamin Britten.  And if you want to know how the evening went, just watch this 2 minute vlog I recorded just for you guys :)


     


I know Opera is one of those things people either hate or love... what about YOU?


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5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Chantel! My hubby should get all the credit :)

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  2. I remember when I was little my Mom and Dad practically dragged me to the Opera and I found it so terribly boring! But now I am actually quite sad that I didn't appreciate it back then because now I would really love to go to the Opera more often…
    But anyway your photos are beautiful and I really enjoyed this post! That Theatre looks absolutely gorgeous, I want to go to there too! :)


    - Pihla (http://somuchstory.blogspot.com)

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  3. What a beautiful building! I love going to the opera, too, but there aren't too many Opera specific opportunities where I live. I would love to visit the Teatro Colon sometime, though.



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  4. The theatre is beautiful! I'm inspired to experience my very own night at the opera! Great shots. -AGoldsun


    Please check out my newest post http://www.agoldsunrising.com THX

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