Coliseu dos Recreios

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Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

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This house opened at 14th August 1890. At the time several other performance houses were closed. Therefore the urgence of opening a space like this was eminent. Built at the “Rua das Portas de Santo Antão” street, it opened before the construction was finished.

Beeing host of several foreign artists, the Coliseu dos Recreios innovated through the introduction to iron arquitecture, at the time not present in Portugal. It has a iron dome with 25m radius, built in Germany by the Hein Lehmann e C.ª company. The roof, also in iron was built in 1889 by Lacombe. The trace of the building is due to the Goulard engineers, father and son and the portuguese Manuel Garcia Júnior; the metal construction was made by Castanheira das Neves and decoration by the painter António Machado. The front of the building was projected by the arquitect Cesare Ianz. The uilding has three stories high.

The Coliseu was always a popular room with low prices and showing different kinds of performances, among wich was opera.

During the First Republic was an alternative to other room called São Carlos. In December 1916 a company was created, organized by Ercole Casali, from wich Elvira de Hidalgo and Tito Schipa were part of it. From then forward names like Alfredo Kraus, Antonietta Stella, Carlo Bergonzi, Elena Suliotis, Fiorenza Cossotto, Joan Sutherland, Piero Cappuccilli, Tito Gobbi or Tomás Alcaide singed.

Contact Information

Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 96
1150-269 Lisboa, Lisbon
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213 240 580

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Wednesday 27 May 2015
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Friday 3 July 2015
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Saturday 4 July 2015
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Tuesday 3 November 2015
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  • AnibalSinovas

    vendo 2 entradas para mumford and sons para el 23 de marzo sabado el el coliseu de lisboa. 2 entradas 90 euros

    January 2013
  • sparky182

    esgotado o crl.

    June 2010
  • monica84

    Esgotado ;)

    February 2008
  • lenaquel

    tenho 1 bilhete a mais p Massive Attack p o concerto em lx. kem estiver interessado é dizer p se combinar

    September 2007
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