New authorities assume at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires
The General Director of the legendary Argentine lyric coliseum, María Victoria Alcaraz, appointed as the General Director of Programming and Artistic Production to the outstanding conductor Enrique Arturo Diemecke, who for a decade has been the musical director of the Philharmonic of Buenos Aires. And another renowned artist, former first dancer Paloma Herrera, assumed the direction of the Stable Ballet of the theater. The announcement was made official on February 8 by the director of Colón with the Head of Government of the City of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta.
Diemecke, a Mexican whose baton has frequently been praised in his performances in the Colón, assumed his position in replacement of Darío Lopérfido, and when confirmed he declared: “It is a great pride for me to assume the responsibility of driving the programming destinations and the artistic production of a theater like the Colón. I appreciate this opportunity that they offer me and I will leave all my effort to keep the prestige of our Theater very high. ”
On the other hand, Herrera replaces the former dancer Maximiliano Guerra. The artist commented: “I accept this challenge with enormous pride and thanks. The Colon gave me everything, I love this house where I grew up since I was a child. It is a great satisfaction for me to return everything he gave me to the Theater and to be able to project our extraordinary body of dance to the world. ”
El Colón will open its opera season on March 14 with Adriana Lecouvreur, from Cilea, starring the famous Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu. That same month, on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22, the second meeting of co-productions of Opera Latin America will be held in the theater. From OLA, the board and all its members wish great success to the new authorities in the exercise of their positions, and that Columbus continues to shine in the lyric universe!