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The Degollado Theater

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
1. The Degollado Theater Marker
See the additional, close-up photos for more detail and clarity.
Inscription.  
El Teatro Degollado
Patrimonio Cultural

Hacia el año de 1838 surge la inquietud por parte de la sociedad tapatia, de dotar a la ciudad de un recinto donde se pudieron cultivar las Bellas Artes, y gracias a la intervención de Antonio Pérez Verdia y al gobernador Santos Degollado se concibió la magna obra, donde inició el proyecto en el año de 1855, a cargo del ilustre arquitecto Jacobo Gálvez. A raíz de los conflictos políticos y las guerras de la época, la construcción se vio interrumpida en varias ocasiones. En Septiembre de 1856, aun sin concluir se hace la primera inauguración con la ópera “Lucia di Lammermoor” actuando como soprana la célebre mexicana Angela Peralta, conocida en Europa como el “Ruiseñor Mexicano”. En 1877, se reanudan las obras y es entre 1880 y 1893 en que se concluyen las interiores. Cabe mencionar que es hasta 1954 cuando se instalan en el timpanum del pórtico las alegorías alusivas a “Apolo y los Nueve Musas” obra del artista Roberto Montenegro, sustituida en 1964 por otra con el mismo lema elaborado en mármol blanco, por Benito Castaneda. Es curioso mencionar
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
2. The Degollado Theater Marker
A closer view, with more detail, of the left side of the marker.
que este ha sido uno de los pocos teatros que ha tenido cinco inauguraciones.

Teatro Degollado
Corte Arquitectónico

Pie de dibujos:
Conjunto que presenta parte de la sala, el escenario y arco del foro, donde se aprecia el fino trabajo de las alegorías, molduras, y sobre todo los espléndidos frescos de la enorme bóveda, realizados por Gerardo Suárez y Jacobo Gálvez, que aluden al Canto IV en el Cielo de “La Divina Comedia” de Dante. Dignos de mención son los elegantes palcos laterales junto al foro, decorados con sobrias columnas pareadas acanaladas de estilo corintio y ornamentos de molduras doradas.

Sección lateral donde se observan los cinco niveles de palcos y el conjunto de luminarias que ofrecen un singular aspecto.

Detalle del arco del escenario donde se observa el trabajo del moldurado y las alegorías, sobresaliendo al centro en la parte superior, la famosa águila hecha de madera de saúco dorada, la cual sostiene en el pico un trozo de cadena.

Puertas de acceso vistas desde el interior, destacando los regios pisos de mármol.

Columnas de estilo corintio y toscano, son los elementos arquitectónicos mas sobresalientes del conjunto arquitectónico.

Ejemplo de ornamentación de la ventanería, en la parte superior del edificio.

Vista general del vestíbulo y parte superior que muestra
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
3. The Degollado Theater Marker
An additional view, with more detail, of most of the right side of the marker.
la ornamentación de barandales y columnas con su espléndido candil al centro.

Detalle de las puertas del acceso procesional, donde resalta el fino trabajo de herrería.

Mural posterior del teatro donde se localiza la Plaza Fundadores y la escultura conmemorativa de la fundación de Guadalajara.

Aspecto general de la sillería de los palcos que es similar en los cinco niveles.

Corredores que dan acceso a la zona de palcos, distribuidos en los cinco niveles, en la periferia de la sala principal.

Vista parcial de los jardines y fuentes emplazados a ambos lados del teatro en los costados norte y sur.

Otro aspecto del vestíbulo del teatro donde se aprecian columnas de estilo toscano, la escultura de Carlo Nicoli y al fondo el servicio de alimentos y bebidas.

Ilegible información sobre Degollado, Antonio Pérez y una vista panorámica del teatro.

El Teatro Degollado en otra época
Información sobre algunas fotos antiguas del teatro no está legible.


English:
The Degollado Theater
Cultural Heritage

Around the year 1838 the rises among the people of Guadalajara the interest to give the city a piece where the Fine Arts could be nurtured and thanks to the like intervention of Antonio Pérez Verdia and the governor Santos Degollado a major work was planned beginning
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
4. The Degollado Theater Marker
The marker is roughly in the center of this view, to the south of the Degollado Theater (just out of view here to the left). Note the Saint Augustine Catholic Church in the background.
the project in the year of 1855 in change of the illustrious architect Jacobo Gálvez. Due to the political conflicts and the wars of the period, the construction was interrupted several times. On September 1866, not done yet the first inauguration is made with the opera “Lucia de Lamermoore” acting as soprano the illustrious Mexican Angela Peralta, known in Europe as the “Mexican Nightingale”. On 1877, the work starts again and it is between 1880 and 1893 on which the towers are concluded. It is worth mentioning that until 1954 it is when the tympanum of the floor is installed. The allegories allusive to “Apollo and the Nine Muses” were of the artist Roberto Montenegro dedicated in 1954 and another with the same theme was substituted in 1964 elaborated in white marble by Benito Castaneda. A curious fact is that it has been one of the few theaters to be inaugurated five times.

The Degollado Theater
An Interior Architectonic View

Captions:
Group the present part of the hall, stage and forum arc, where the fine work of the allegories, molds, and above all the splendid frescos of the enormous vault made by Gerardo Suárez Jacobo Gálvez that refer to the IV chant in heaven of “The Divine Comedy” of Dante can be appreciated. Worthy of mention are the elegant side balconies next to the forum, decorated
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
5. The Degollado Theater
with sober, lateral channeled columns of Corinthian style and ornaments of golden molds.

Lateral section where the five levels of balconies and the set of lights that offer a unique sight can be observed.

Detail of the arc of the stage where the molding work and the allegories can be observed standing out in the center of the upper part, the famous eagle made in golden aldenberry wood which holds in it beak a piece of chain.

Access marble floors door viewed from the inside outstanding the regal marble floors.

Columns of Corinthian and Tuscan style, of the most outstanding architectonic elements of the architectonic compound.

Example of the ornaments of the windows in the upper part of the building.

General view of the lobby and upper part the shows the ornaments of the ledges, columns with its splendid chandelier in the center.

Detail of the floor of the main access, where the fine black railings can be seen.

Back wall of the theater where the founders plaza is located and a sculpture remembering the foundation of Guadalajara.

General aspect of the chairs of the balconies that is similar on the five levels.

Runaways that give access to the balcony zone, distributed on the five levels of the peripheral area of the main hall.

Partial view of the gardens and fountains located on both sides of the
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By J. Makali Bruton, April 6, 2018
6. The Degollado Theater
theater on its north and south faces.

Another aspect of the lobby of the theater where the columns of Tuscan style, the sculpture by Carlo Nicoli and in the back the food and beverage service.

Illegible information in captions about Degollado, Antonio Pérez and a panoramic view of the theater.

The Degollado Theater in Other Times
The captions of these older photos of the theater are not legible.
 
Location. 20° 40.609′ N, 103° 20.693′ W. Marker is in Guadalajara, Jalisco, in Municipality of Guadalajara. Marker is at the intersection of Calle Degollado and Calle Morelos, on the right when traveling north on Calle Degollado. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle Degollado 3, Guadalajara, Jalisco 44100, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Plaza of Saint Augustine (a few steps from this marker); Temple of Saint Augustine (a few steps from this marker); The First City Councils of Guadalajara (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Pedro Gómez Maraver (within shouting distance of this marker); The Justice Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Convent of Saint Mary of Grace
<i>Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara, México</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by J.G. Hatton, circa 1920
7. Teatro Degollado, Guadalajara, México
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of San Miguel (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Beatriz Hernández (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Guadalajara.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 76 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 29, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on May 6, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   7. submitted on May 6, 2018.
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