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Teatro di San Carlo

Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 797 2468
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Naples City Walking Tour
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Ranked #22 of 189 Activities in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni...
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Type: Historic Sites, Operas, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Saw Andrea Chenier in Jan 2015. Beautiful venue. We sat in the balcony and the seats were high up and absolutely great. Had a wonderful view and was glad we didn't sit in the stalls. Definitely worth a visit. A real experience

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Teatro San Carlo in late December 2014 to see the Nutcracker ballet. It was a fabulous experience for everyone in the family. The acoustics in the theatre are magical, and even though we sat up in the fifth balcony we still felt connected to the performance. The guest artists were excellent, ditto costumes, set and the orchestra.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The S.Carlo theatre is the oldest Opera House in Europe and the Best for its sound. Next to the Royal palace is a combined wonderful visit for the lovers of history culture and music,something for very refined palates. It is currently under restoration of the external surfaces and facade....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Teatro di San Carlo is an extremely beautiful theatre. We had the good fortune to be there just after Christmas and they were performing the Tchaikovsky ballet, which everyone loves. Spectacular costumes and sets and great performances. We will never forget it.

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Sasso Marconi, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

S. Carlo theater in Naples is a monument that lovers of opera should know. S. Carlo (1737) is the oldest opera theater in Europe. Il Trovatore (1853, by Giuseppe Verdi) could not be originally represented because of the censorship of the Bourbon regime. People were enthusiastic of the representation of December 14 (2014)..

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful opera house, well worth a tour or reserve a show. Fantastic program on all year round, from dance to opera. Beautiful interior that really cannot be described, it is breathtaking !!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This theater is beautiful. We were there for a concert and were amazed by the architecture and the beauty of the place. It was amazing to know that it is among the three most important opera houses in Italy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

a lovely treat, a lovely opera house and a chic coffee shop for the essential espresso. Must go back and see an opera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

30 minute tour for about 6 Euros is well worth it. You might get to see a rehearsal of something going on, if you go in the afternoon. There is a nice café in the basement, which is under the seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

it´s a verst charming theater with a great acoustic - I´m not sure if I would have visited it without having the change to see a play - but with a play it is great

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