Angela Peralta Theater in Mazatlan
Some call it the crown jewel of the Historical Center of Mazatlan. Founded in 1874, it was originally known as the Teatro Rubio. It was later named in memory of distinguished Mexican soprano Ángela Peralta - one of the best operatic voices of her time in the world - who passed away in August 1883 in Mazatlan, a victim of the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged the population. During the course of the theater's lifetime, it came to serve as a stage for the gala Carnaval Balls, as well as a cinema and stage for boxing matches. It has three balcony levels, most of which are preserved in their original form. Since its reconstruction in 1992, it has become an important center for cultural development in Sinaloa. It also has a municipal cultural center, galleries and internationally-recognized fine art schools.