Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Behind the Scenes - Teatro Solís in Montevideo

Behind the Scenes in the Solís Theatre, Backstage Area of the Montevideo Opera House, Uruguay
Not only Buenos Aires but also Montevideo, on the other side of the Río de la Plata, has a great opera house. The Teatro Solís is one of the major cultural attractions in Uruguay's capital. After a fire in 1998 the building had to be closed for comprehensive restoration until 2004. The main focus was put on the re-construction of the backstage area to make the stage and theater technology state-of-the-art. Among many other things, the stage size was increased by 80%, a new orchestra pit was built, the stage house was extended and last but not least a modern thermal conditioning system was added. If you want to convince yourself of the modernizations go backstage and let you take behind the scenes by some English and Spanish speaking Uruguayan students. They will show you around and let you discover the theatre complex and its secrets which ordinary theatre-goers otherwise won't see.

9 comments:

Jacob said...

How lucky is BA and Montevideo! Such a grand venue. But I've got to say this photo is superb...you give the viewer a whole new vision of an opera house...from backstage looking out!

Just beautiful!

Andreea said...

Interesting shot. The world seen from the other side of the curtain. It's nice of them to let you take pictures as most of the theaters I visited don't allow it.

Bob Crowe said...

My wife and I are big opera fans and we'd love to do that. We would really like to see a performance at Teatro Colon in BsAs but there's never been anything going on while we're in town (during your summer).

Leif Hagen said...

I'd love to see an Opera there! Looks like a fancy theater!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Great night shot !! Lovely post !!Unseen Rajasthan

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful building at night. Lovely curve.

B SQUARED said...

They really are incredible places to visit. The show behind the show, if you will.

AB said...

Nice behind the scenes view

tapirgal said...

I love theatres! It's so nice to be able to see back stage.