The Colón theatre is considered one of the best opera houses in the world, together with La Scala in Milán, the Opera Garnier in Paris and the Royal Opera House in London, and is renowned for its acoustics and architecture.
Designed by Francesco Tamburini, Victor Meano and Jules Dormal, and built over 20 years, the theatre opened in 1908 and went on to host some of the most important conductors, singers and dancers of the twentieth century, including Igor Stravinsky, Herbert von Karajan, Daniel Barenboim, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Rudolf Nureyev, Julio Bocca and Maximiliano Guerra.
It reopened to the public in 2010 following an ambitious restoration and renovation project undertaken by the city government.
The building also houses set and costume workshops and the renowned Instituto Superior de Arte, where future singers and dancers such as Julio Bocca and Maximiliano Guerra once trained.
Want to know more about the building's design, who's performed there, what life is like backstage, and why one Argentine president once booked every seat in the house? Then go along for a guided tour any day of the week.
See here for information on guided tours of Teatro Colón.