Solís Theatre

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Solis Theatre
2016 fachada columnas Teatro Solís de Montevideo.jpg
Teatro Solis en 2016
AddressBuenos Aires 678
OwnerGovernment of Montevideo
TypeMunicipal (Montevideo)
Current useOpera, Ballet, Concerts, Plays
Years active161
ArchitectCarlo Zucchi
Francisco Xavier Garmendia
Víctor Rabú[1]

Solís Theatre (Spanish: Teatro Solís) is Uruguay's most important and renowned theatre. It opened in 1856 and the building was designed by the Italian architect Carlo Zucchi. It is located in Montevideo's Old Town, right next to the Plaza Independencia.

In 1998, the government of Montevideo started a major reconstruction of the theatre, which included two columns designed by Philippe Starck. The reconstruction was completed in 2004 with the re-opening taking place in August of that year.[2] Acoustic studies of the rehabilitation project was entrusted to Jerome Falala of the French studio Avel Acoustique.

Tomás Giribaldi's La Parisina, considered the first Uruguayan national opera, was premiered at the Solís on September 14, 1878.

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  1. ^ "Historicist fervor" (in Spanish). EL PAIS. 13 April 2003.
  2. ^ "Se reabrió el Teatro Solís", La Nacion, 27 August 2004

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Coordinates: 34°54′29″S 56°12′04″W / 34.90806°S 56.20111°W / -34.90806; -56.20111