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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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If you go to Naples, you must see San Carlo Theatre: you don't have to be a classic music fan to appreciate the beauty of this place! Simply gorgeous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

If you go to Naples, you must see San Carlo Theatre: you don't have to be a classic music fan to appreciate the beauty of this place! Simply gorgeous!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had a change to sit in a box just next to the royal box. The tickets are quite cheap, only 34 euro for that excellent place. The sound quality is quite good (not that good as in La Scala, but still nothing to regret). The performance of Giselle with Zakharowa and Polunin was just stunning. Along with the marvellous... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The second best thing I did in Naples was this guided tour for just 5 euros!! They tell you all about the history of the theatre including all the best and most iconic opera performers of the time. Its beauty is mind blowing and is a must during your visit to Naples.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great seeing Puccini's Turandot here. Wonderful orchestra and staging, good singing, and one or two outstanding performances. But why is Nessun Dorma so short? A few more verses wouldn't have gone amiss. That's not a criticism of the theatre or the production.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family and I visited Naples at the end of June and were lucky to catch an opera. Tickets were average ($60e). The seat were not the greatest but the experience was worth it. The acoustics were phenomenal and the paintings were awesome.

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Hardwick, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a beautiful theatre! Lots of great information on the tour. I only wish that I could have attended a performance.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the first founded opera house in europe. The current house has superb acoustics and is a gem of white and gold. Productions are excellent attracting the best singers in the world to this renowned stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed, in final week of July, a fine performance of "Boheme," and a SUPERB performance of "Amadeus": quality of San Carlo's Chorus & Orchestra exceeded our (high) expectations; soloists in "Boheme" were good to "very" good -- actors & singers in "Amadeus" (a novel "concert version" for us) were utterly top-notch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have seen 2 of the summer festival opera and madama butterfly last year. The theater has improved because last year they did not have a/c. This year it was nice and cool... Tosca was my favorite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

We found ourselves at the theatre in time for the 1230 tour. The guide was knowledgeable and interesyimg, and doing the tour in Italian and English. Would love to return for a performance.

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