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“An example of a colonial folly”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Teatro Amazonas

Teatro Amazonas
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Private Tour: Manaus Historic City
Ranked #1 of 155 things to do in Manaus
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Owner description: This magnificent theater, crowned with a tiled mosaic dome in the colors of the Brazilian flag, features operas and other artistic performances.
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“An example of a colonial folly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Fantastic to visit but only used one month a year seems very extravagant even when it was first built for the rubber barons

Visited January 2014
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Manaus, AM
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“Excelent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Best place to visit in the Amazon. Great place to learn the culture of the Amazon. Beautiful. Enjoy it!

Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Impressive past”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

This display of the wealth of past rubber barons is interesting. From an era when the rich shipped their laundry to Paris in an extravagance of ostentation, this theatre in the jungle symbolizes the times.

Visited November 2013
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Brasilia, DF
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“A Renaissance jewel in the Rain Forest!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

This beautiful theatre in Renaissance style was inaugurated in 1896, a period in which Manaus was a prosperous city, as a result of the so-called “rubber boom”.
The Theater has been the location of the annual Amazonas Opera Festival, an event that has already celebrated 15 years, bringing artists and spectators from many countries and other parts of Brazil as well. It is also the home of the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra.
Its inauguration took place on December, 31, 1896, with the Italian opera La Gioconda, by the Italian composer Amilcare Ponchielli.
Its interior is gorgeous: the roofing tiles were imported from Alsace, France; the steel walls from Glasgow, Scotland; the Carrara marble for the stairs, statues and columns came from Italy. The interior furnishing came from France in Louis XV style. The lovely ceiling was painted by the Italian artist Domenico de Angelis; the curtain, with its painting called “Meeting of the Waters”, was originally created in Paris and the theatre’s 198 chandeliers were imported from Italy, including 32 of Murano Glass.
This beautiful theatre was featured in the film Fitzcarraldo, by German director Werner Herzog and also in novels by Eva Ibbotson: Journey to the River Sea and A Company of Swans.
It is one of the most charming attractions in the city of Manaus, particularly for those who love music, opera and charming architecture.
There are guided visits in some foreign languages.
The theatre has also a charming Café called La Gioconda and a small shop where it is possible to buy books and dvds about the Theatre’s history and also regional souvenirs.

Visited January 2014
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“werner herzog”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Ask yourself how wealthy this place was in 1896 , a great spot to spend 15 minutes and a marvel at an era gone by.

Visited January 2014
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