Tacón Theatre

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Teatro Tacón (at left), Havana, 1855
Teatro Tacón, Havana, 1900

The Teatro Tacón was a theatre in Havana, Cuba, opened in 1838. Its auditorium contained 2,750 seats.[1] It was built by Pancho Martí [ca].[2][3] In 1847 Bottesini's opera Cristoforo Colombo premiered at the theatre.[4] By 1855 so many attended events that the city issued parking regulations for carriages on performance nights.[5]

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  1. ^ Leopoldo Fornés Bonavía (2003). Cuba, cronología: cinco siglos de historia, política y cultura (in Spanish). Madrid: Editorial Verbum [es]. ISBN 978-84-7962-248-0.
  2. ^ Ramírez 1891.
  3. ^ Ned Sublette (2004). Cuba and Its Music: From the First Drums to the Mambo. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 978-1-56976-420-6.
  4. ^ Robert Murrell Stevenson (1992), "Havana", New Grove Dictionary of Opera, New York, ISBN 0935859926
  5. ^ "Art.169-175". Ordenanzas municipales de la ciudad de La Habana (in Spanish). Imprenta del gobierno y capitania general. 1855.


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