teatro Colon (Opera House)
The Teatro Colón today
While the Teatro Colón was offering its dazzling lyric seasons, the New York Music Theatre Academy, open in 1849 on 14th Street, and the Broadway Metropolitan Opera [born in 1883] limited their lyric seasons limited only to the German repertoire because the famous Spanish, French and Italian singers were too expensive to hire.
Because of that, in both theatres in New York in the late XIX century, French and Italian operas were sung in German by German singers. This marked a huge contrast between New York and Buenos Aires. In our city, opera activities with a wide range repertoire took place and were performed by famous singers in different theatres at the same time..