Argentina: History of Opera and Football

Some history today from Buenos Aires. The upcoming renovation of the downtown opera house, Teatro Colón has inspired Jeff Barry to to begin a series on the history of opera in Buenos Aires. eBlog, meanwhile, points out that today is the 30th anniversary since the debut of Diego Maradona [ES] with the Argentinos Juniors.


  • luis bolanos

    Hi Jerry,

    I have been doing research on my family’s background for the last two years. Two of my ancestors were opera singers who sang at the old teatro de la opera de buenos aires. Is there a published chronology about the performances at the teatro de la opera that you know about? If you dom please let me know. The two singers that I mentioned before were jose and valentina mendioroz, father and daughter. He performed at the teatro in 1877. Valentina sang in 1898 and 1900, this last time with caruso. However, I suspect that she performed at the teatro de la opera in other ocassions.



  • when you say teatro de la opers do you mean Teatro Colon?

    • luis bolanos

      Hi Cecily,

      no, cuando me refiero al teatro de la opera no me refiero al colon, sino al viejo teatro de la opera de buenos aires. Sabes algo al respecto? Si es asi te agradeceria mucho me dejaras saber.



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