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Teatro Real of Aranjuez reopens after 25 years of closure

The Teatro Real Coliseo Carlos III of Aranjuez (Madrid), the oldest indoor theatre in Spain, rings up the curtain again after twenty years of inactivity, reports EFE

The theater was designed by architect Jaime Marquet in 1766, and thanks to its design this professional also receives the projects for the theatres El Escorial and El Pardo.

In the opening day King Charles III heard the voices of Clementina and Mary Teresa Pellecia, Italian sopranos.

The theatre could seat up to 800 spectators, but the seating capacity has been reduced to 348 seats.

The architect Mariano Bayon, author of the rehabilitation project, explained that it was necessary to maintain the charm of the eighteenth-century theater, but adapting to the comfort of the current users.

The theater underwent several reforms at the time of Ferdinand VII and Alfonso XII, and during the Spain’s Second Republic it was transformed into a movie theater until it closure in 1988.

Fred Astaire took stage of Teatro Real de Aranjuez

In the 40’s took the stage musical American myths Fred Astaire and Carmen Miranda.

In the fifties was the world premiere of the zarzuela “The basket of strawberries” by Jacinto Guerrero, and since then the builiding renamed Teatro Gran Maestro Guerrero.

Artists such as Lola Flores, Antonio Molina, Arturo Fernandez and Alberto Closas, among others, also performed in this theatre.

Regional Community of Madrid and the Spanish government have provided financial resources for full restoration.

Aranjuez (Madrid), May 28, 2014, Margarita Martínez/EFE/Practice Spanish

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La reapertura de un teatro madrileño
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La venta de un teatro de Madrid
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Una obra de teatro
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¿Quién diseñó este teatro?
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Alberto Closas
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Mariano Bayón
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Jaime Marquet
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Mantener el estado del edificio
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Restaurar y adaptar el edificio
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Demoler el edificio
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La capacidad máxima que puede albergar un recinto
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Un lugar donde se debate
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Los espectadores
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Canaztillo
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Ekonomiko
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