Teatro El Círculo is a theater in Rosario, Argentina. It is
located near the historical center of the city, at the intersection of Laprida
and Mendoza Streets. Planned as a lyric theater, it was developed as Teatro La
Ópera by Emilio O. Schiffner, who purchased the society of the same name in
1889. Schiffner contracted German engineer George Goldammer, an acoustician who
modified the original design, and the construction firm of Bianchi, Vila y
Compañía. Following delays caused by the Panic of 1890, as well as the earlier
society's debts, the theatre was started in 1903. Italian artists, directed by
Luggi Levoni, decorated both the interiors and exteriors; among their notable
creations was the stage curtain designed by Giuseppe Carmignani with images
from Greek mythology similar to those found in the Teatro Regio di Parma.
Teatro La Ópera was inaugurated on June 4, 1904, with the performance of
Giuseppe Verdi's Otello.
Photo: "Teatro El Círculo interior" by
Mrexcel - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons