From yellow to blue! Our restoration work to the principal façade of the São Carlos Opera House is bringing today the National Monument to its original color, in a groundbreaking requalification that will support and dignify culture.

The intervention already showcases the blue color at the façade and will be finished before April 18th, International Day for Monuments and Sites. The intervention to clean, conserve and requalify the principal façade of the São Carlos National Theater has been driven by the Mirpuri Foundation, OPART partner.

In 2018, the Organism for Artistic Production, E.P.E. (OPART) and the Mirpuri Foundation celebrated a Collaboration Protocol which contemplated, in addition to other initiatives, the support for cleaning, conserving and restoring the principal façade of the São Carlos National Theater.

In this intervention corrected and prevented works were carried out, to resolve problems detected and resulting from the building’s exposure to environmental factors, lack of maintenance and human intervention.  

The intervention would not have been possible without the Mirpuri Foundation’s support as an Exclusive OPART/TNSC Patron for the conservation and rehabilitation of the São Carlos National Theater’s principal façade.


About the São Carlos National Theater

The São Carlos National Theater, built according to strict neo-classical characteristics with a strong Italian influence, began construction in 1792 and was inaugurated the following year. Located in the heart of the Chiado quarter, São Carlos has been center stage for some of the greatest operatic, ballet, choral and symphonic performances of both national and international repertoire. With a truly extraordinary past, São Carlos – the only operatic theater in Portugal – is today a present and vivid genuine cultural institution, loved and respected by all who appreciate the lyric arts, dance and classical music.  

About the Mirpuri Foundation

The Mirpuri Foundation is a non-profit organization established in Portugal by businessman and philanthropist Paulo Mirpuri. Conceived with the purpose of creating a better world for future generations, the Foundation has established partnerships with governments, companies, communities and individuals in order to develop specific projects is areas ranging from culture, ocean and wildlife conservation to social responsibility, and research in the areas of medicine and aerospace.