Teatro De La Maestranza
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Teatro De La Maestranza
Teatro de la Maestranza
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AddressPaseo de Colón 22[1]
Seville
Spain
TypeOpera House
Capacity1,800
Construction
Opened1991[2]
Years active1991 -
ArchitectAurelio del Pozo and Luis Marín
Website
www.teatrodelamaestranza.es

The Teatro de la Maestranza is an opera house located in Seville, Spain.[1]

The theatre was conceived to be one of the main cultural venues of the Seville Expo '92,[3] and the first performance took place in 1991, shortly before the inauguration of the Universal Exposition. The theatre was refurbished in 2005.[3]

Although the Teatro de la Maestranza is mainly devoted to opera,[1] there are also performances of Zarzuela (Spanish operetta) and other musical performances.[1]

The resident orchestra is the Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra (ROSS),[4] and the artistic director is Pedro Halffter.[5] The theatre is the ROSS' main concert venue and the home of the Choir of the Friends' Society of the Maestranza Theatre.[6]

On 16 July 1992, during a rehearsal at the Teatro de la Maestranza for a performance by the Opéra national de Paris of Verdi's Otello, a suspended platform which formed part of the scenery collapsed onto the stage, killing a female member of the chorus and injuring a further 41 people, several of them seriously.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Teatro de la Maestranza:Frommer's review". NY Times.
  2. ^ "History of the Teatro de la Maestranza (in Spanish)". Teatro de la Maestranza.
  3. ^ a b "ANTECEDENTES EL PROYECTO".
  4. ^ "Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla (in Spanish)". ROSS. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "Director Artístico".
  6. ^ "History". Choir of the Maestranza Theatre.
  7. ^ "El Teatro de la Bastilla de París se hace responsable del accidente de La Maestranza". El País. 18 July 1992. Retrieved 2012.

External links

Coordinates: 37°23?02?N 5°59?50?W / 37.3838°N 5.9971°W / 37.3838; -5.9971


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