While on a walking tour of the city with a group from our cruise ship, we visited this theater and were fascinated by the tiers of boxes in the hall. Photographers: my general rule is to not use flash in a building because it is disruptive. The hall is dark, so be sure to use a high ISO and open up the lens to get natural light. You may want to adjust your white balance as well. A zoom lens will help capture the essence of the hall, especially the wide angle.
Montevideo's main theater and opera house, opened in 1852, underwent an extensive renovation a few years back. It hosts Uruguay's most important cultural events, and it's the site of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (National Museum of Natural History). While the structure on its outside remains historical, the interior is a thoroughly modern contrast.
I recommend a tour of this place, and better yet, attend a performance.
I saw ¨Clowns Without Borders¨here. It was for children and started at 9p.m. The beautiful theater was filled with families and kids averaging 8 yrs old. Late night living starts young in this country. Family Values Peeps in the States would be aghast!
The theater has gone through extensive renovations and is spectacular. I highly recommend taking in a performance here.
Teatro Solis opened in 1856 and is still Montevideo's leading theatre. The inauguration took place on August 25, 1856, in the presence of President Gabriel Antonio Pereira, with a performance of the opera 'Ernani'. It reopened in 2004 after a major renovation. Operas, ballets and plays are still performed here, often by visiting international companies.
Teatro Solis is the oldest theatre in America.
You can take guided trips trough the beautiful building, or visit one of the opera concerts, ballet performances and more. (programme on the website)
I didn't, but I did take pictures of the building, wich is beautiful ;)
Solis Theatre is the name of Uruguay's oldest theatre. It was built in 1857 and is currently owned by the government of Montevideo. The theatre underwent recent renovation from 1998 to 2004 and is now emerging in its former glory. For performances visit the web address below.
Teatro Solis / Solis Theatre was built between 1842 and 1856 and the lateral wing was added in 1869. Solis Theatre is not only a theatre, but you will also be able to see performances of Ballet, Opera or concerts there. Tourists can also see the lovely interior in a guided tour of Teatro Solis 3 times every day except Tuesdays and Fridays.
The oldest functioning great opera house in the Americas, Teatro Solìs was inaugurated in 1856. The interior was closed for some time, but may have been reopened. Regardless, even if you can't go inside, you can still admire it from the outside. In addition, you can take a virtual tour at http://www.teatrosolis.org.uy/visitavirtual
Teatro Solis... highly recommend going in and checking it out. There are certain hours where they will let you into the theatre, however the gift shop and small museo in the basement are open to the public at all times.
BsAs has the Teatro Colon and Montevideo has the Solis – which dates back to 1856. The theater is home to the municipal theater company, Comedia Nacional, and features palys, concerts and for those of the ilk of Vter Nemorino, operas. Only recently has the theater reopened after a long and costly renovation. The theater is just off the southwest side of the Plaza Independencia.
After some years of rebuilding, Solis Theatre has opened its doors. It was founded in 1856, and since then it has been the main (and most beautiful) theatre of the city. Not only theatre, but opera, ballet and concerts can be enjoyed at this theatre.
There are guided visits on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, at 10, 11 and 12 hours, in Spanish for free, in other language by 60 pesos (2 dollars) each person.
Luego de varios años de reconstrucción, el Teatro Solís ha abierto sus puertas. Fue fundado en 1856, y desde entonces ha sido el principal (y más bello) teatro de la ciudad. No sólo espectáculos teatrales pueden ser disfrutados allí, sino también ópera, ballet y conciertos.
Hay visitas guiadas los lunes, miércoles, jueves, sábados y domingos a las 10, 11 y 12 horas, en forma gratuita. Si se necesita guía en otro idioma, el costo es de 60 pesos (2 dólares) por persona.
Reopened during August 2004, the Solis (the biggest and most important theatre in Uruguay) has a schedule full of wonderful events that include operas, classical music and theatre plays.
The neo-classical Teatro Solis, close to Plaza Independencia is a great example of the artistic diversity of Montevideo. It hosts many national and international performers