The Teatro Peón Contreras is one of the most important Opera houses of Mexico.
It is the oldest and most beautiful theater in Mérida is named after José Peón Contreras, immortal poet, novelist, dramatist, essayist, physician, and politician of Yucatán, born in Mérida in 1843 and died in México, D.F. in 1907. His death was just one year before the theater was inaugurated in his name. Inspired in




the neoclassic French style, the theater was inaugurated on Dec. 21, 1908. The building was under the care of architect Pío Piacentini, technical direction was by architect Enrico Desserti, the painting of the dome was done by Nicolás Allegretti, and the European façade was the work of Fernando Ceicola. In December 2008 the theater celebrated 100 years. The theater and its façade are similar to the grand




European theaters of that era.

In the center of the dome is a hanging chandelier of a spider whose arms are of iridescent cut crystal. The arch of the stage has lateral columns of Corinthian order, with variations required by the construction of the building, and materials from this region and abroad, with a richly decorated interior full of space and majesty.



Haydn - Mozart - Schubert - Tolentino - Grever - Medlam


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León de Castillo, Tenor

Thomas Michael Auner, Cello