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Teatro di San Carlo

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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 797 2468
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Description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio...
The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe.
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We had a private box and saw La Boheme, tickets around 45 euro each. It was so much fun. The interior is beautiful. We had a quick prosecco in the interval and if you are not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a private box and saw La Boheme, tickets around 45 euro each. It was so much fun. The interior is beautiful. We had a quick prosecco in the interval and if you are not Italian I recommend reading a synopsis before you go because then it meant we really didn't care that we couldn't understand the language.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The guide was friendly with an absolutely understandable pronunciation, but she had to tell her speech in 3-4 languages: Italian, English, French/Spanish (+a translater turned it into Chinese). This disorganised situation is typical in Southern Italy and is really annoying. From the 45-minute visit she spoke at most 15-20 minutes in English. The theatre is marvellous though.

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The most beautiful theatre in the world and the most ancient. If only it could have been kept in blue instead of red it would have been perfect! I often go to the theatre around the world and I can really say this is one of the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had tickets for Tosca at the Teatro di San Carlo. The auditorium is beautiful, great acoustics. Only problem was it was a bit chaotic in the interval. We had to gulp down our prosecci in record time!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

if you do nothing else in Naples I think this is a must the tour guide was in Italian and English very interesting this was one of the main sites i wanted to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Couldn't see the outside - under renovation. The inside is as spectacular as the pictures in my theater history books showed. We went in June and got very expensive tickets for La Cenerentola. Full disclosure: I'm not an opera buff. So this review is not about the music (nothing I walked out humming) or the conductor (who blocked the center... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went here to watch the opera and we were not disappointed, beautiful décor and the whole place has a great ambience. we got our own box for the show which added to the experience. definitely worth doing while in Naples. # if you are under 30 you get reduced ticket prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

And, heard the stories of how the Opera goers could all see the Royal Box, as there are mirrors in every box in the Theater. The place is absolutely beautiful. The history is incredible. Just imagine all the talent that has performed here in 4 Centuries ! ! ! This tour is a "must do" when near Napoli.

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Teatro Di San Carlo Well worth the visit to see the oldest Opera house with amazing design for acoustics. Better if you can catch a performance. We were not so lucky. We paid for the tour in English and Italian, but the guide leaned her presentation more towards the Italians and we had to keep interrupting her to ask questions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Being a music buff, this was a great visit to learn about this beautiful "oldest opera house in the world" and to happen upon a tour when there was a rehearsal going on. We only got to hear and see a bit of it but that gave us a glimpse of the production since we were not going to be... More 

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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 797 2468
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Campania  >  Province of Naples  >  Naples

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