ANIVERSÁRIO E HOMENAGEM – TEATRO MUNICIPAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
ARTE, BELEZA E CULTURA SECULAR
FONTE DE PESQUISA:
TEATRO MUNICIPAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
EDIÇÃO E NARRATIVA: CARMEM CECILIA
MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF RIO DE JANEIRO
BEAUTY AND SECULAR ART
One of the most beautiful buildings of Rio de Janeiro, located at Praça Floriano, known as Cinelandia, in the city center, the Municipal Theater is the main music hall in Brazil and one of the most important in South America since its inauguration on July 14, 1909, the Theatre has received the greatest international artists, as well as top names Brazilian dance, music and opera.
Initially, the theater was just a show house, which received mostly foreign companies, mostly brought from Italy and France. From the 30s, the City Council now has its own body art, orchestra, chorus and ballet (for the history of each check Artistic Director). The three still in full swing and perform several productions each year. Today, the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro is the only cultural institution in Brazil to simultaneously hold a choir, a symphony orchestra and a ballet company.