Ramón Collazo Summer Theater - Teatro de Verano Ramón Collazo
|Ramón Collazo Summer Theater|
Summer Theater in 2013.
|Other names||Montevideo Summer Theater, Summer Theater|
|Location||Montevideo , Uruguay|
Rambla Wilson s / n (corner of Cachón) Parque Rodó |
|Architect||Julius Caesar Giacosa|
|Opening||February 10, 1956|
|Reopening||January 5, 1973|
|Reconstruction||February 10, 1956|
|Capacity||4,235 [ 1 ] people|
|Administrator||Municipality of Montevideo|
The Ramón Collazo Summer Theater is one of the most important entertainment venues in Montevideo ( Uruguay ), both for its privileged location and for its environment and characteristic architecture. It has more than 65 years of existence and both national and international shows have passed through it, [ 2 ] in addition to being the stage on which the official Uruguayan carnival contest is held . [ 3 ]
Its construction began in 1954 and ended in 1956. On February 10, 1956, the Municipal Summer Theater of the Rodó Park was inaugurated. Work that had been entrusted to the architect Julio César Giacosa, at that time an official of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Uruguay . The two main aspects that he faced were the perfect visualization of the stage regardless of the location of the spectator and the acoustics since the dome would be made of metal, for which he decided to place an interior cone with special characteristics. At the opening, a concert was offered by the Sodre Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlos Estrada .
In the early 1960s, the relocation of the theater to Parque Rodó began , despite the contrary opinion of the architect who argued that the specially designed acoustic structure had not been respected.
Already started the XXI century , the theater wore wear and tear over the years. It was then that the Montevideo Municipal Intendenca decided to start with a complete refurbishment, [ 5 ] and in addition to repairing the original structure, improving and modernizing the technical conditions offered to artists and spectators.
In July 2006, the architect Carlos Pascual was in charge of making a diagnosis of the state of the theater. This resulted in a new design for the stage. The construction system developed by the engineer Eladio Dieste was used for the dome . The cost of this investment was around 5 million Uruguayan pesos . [ 6 ]
On December 29, 2006, the new dome was inaugurated. For this occasion the show Murga Madre was offered, with Pablo Routin and Eduardo Lombardo, directed by Fernando Toja.
The theater has been the scene of numerous concerts by national and international artists, including:
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- La Nación (January 29, 2010). "The longest carnival in the world . " Retrieved November 25, 2010 .
- DAECPU (November 6, 2008). «The Summer Theater» . Archived from the original on January 21, 2010 . Retrieved November 25, 2010 .
- The Republic (August 1, 2006). "The emblematic Summer Theater of Parque Rodó will be remodeled . " Retrieved November 25, 2010 .
- El País (August 1, 2006). «New Summer Theater for the next Carnival» . Retrieved November 25, 2010 .
- Summer Theater "Ramón Collazo" (June 17, 2010). «" Ramón Collazo " Summer Theater » . Archived from the original on September 8, 2010 . Retrieved November 25, 2010 .