There's no theatre quite like it. Not only because of its distinctive horseshoe shape but also its excellent programme.
Undoubtedly one of the leading opera houses in Uruguay, it is named after the sailor Juan Díaz Solís who discovered the River Plate. The Teatro Solís is a beautiful, neo-classical building in the form of a horseshoe, a symbol of the good taste of the city, and a sanctuary for the best cultural representation in the capital. It opened in 1856 with a performance of the famous Ernani opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Reopening in 1998 after a dramatic fire led to lengthy maintenance work, the Solís has retained the typical opera house layout, with stalls and four tiers. Home to the State theatre company and the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, its programme will be a sheer delight to even the most demanding theatre fans. It also hosts photography exhibitions and conferences, serves as a research and archive centre and runs dramatized morning visits all year round.
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