Theatro Municipal (EN)

Inaugurated in 1911 as the opera house of São Paulo, it was designed by architects Ramos de Azevedo, Claúdio Rossi and Domiziano Rossi, in a city that grew with the industry and coffee. Stage of the 1922 Week of Modern Art, artists like Maria Callas, Bidu Sayão, Enrico Caruso and Arturo Toscanini graced this place with their performance. Theatro Municipal is administered by the Fundação Theatro Municipal de São Paulo.

Curiosities:

– In 2011, it underwent a great reform due to celebrations of the 100th anniversary: facades and the prime area were restores, stained glasses and worn decorative paintings were recovered, and the stage won modern scenic equipment.

– In its interior, there are busts, bronze sculptures, medallions, decorated walls, crystals, neoclassical pillars, mosaics and marbles, paintings in gold, details in relief and majestic stairways.

– The showroom, which has been used by great names of world art – like Maria Callas, Isadora Duncan, Nureyev, Baryshnikov, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, among many others – has capacity for 1,600 people.

– About 20 thousand people were present in the Theater’s opening ceremony in 1911. It is said that this movement was the cause of the first traffic jam of São Paulo.

– Theatro Municipal [Opera House of São Paulo] is part of the Architeture in Downtown thematic itinerary. For further information, access www.cidadedesaopaulo.com or seek the nearest Tourist Information Center.

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Address: Praça Ramos de Azevedo, s/n – República

Ticket Office: Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For full visitation of the building, prior booking is required through the Theatro Municipal’s site.

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