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Solís Theatre

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Solis Theatre (Spanish: Teatro Solís) is Uruguay's oldest theatre. It was built in 1856 and is currently owned by the city of Montevideo. It is located in Plaza Independencia (Ciudad Vieja).

In 1998, the government of Montevideo started a major reconstruction of the theatre, which included two US $110,000 columns designed by Philippe Starck. The reconstruction was completed in 2004 with the re-opening taking place in August of that year. 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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