Teatro Colon musicians stage wage protests

Teatro Colon musicians stage wage protests


norman lebrecht

December 31, 2019

Musicians and dancers at the Colon in Buenos Aires are staging nightly protests against low wages and job insecurity.

The theatre, supposedly the best in South America, has appalling labour relations.

These pictures have been sent to us by onlookers.



  • V. Lind says:

    It mat be the best in South America — it must certainly be the most beautiful. I also found it comfortable and acoustically fine, though I had excellent seats.

    Ticket prices were shockingly cheap.

  • John Kelly says:

    They did the same thing a few years back when I was there. I believe the musicians are city employees……in any case they hadn’t been paid for weeks back then. It’s nuts.