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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fine production with an outstanding tenor. A modern production in this wonderful old historic theater.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We saw Orfeo ed Euridice at the theater during the first part of our Italian honeymoon in Naples. We purchased tickets at the box office earlier in the day of the show. We bought "box" seats in the 2nd level near the center of the back. I believe they were $90 or $100 each. The theater is very nice and... More 

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The theater is absolutely spectacular! The tour guide would speak Italian and then English. She answered our questions, too. We left this as one of the last things we did in Naples (if we had time) and I am so glad we went. It was so pretty! The red and gold colors and the theater boxes were an absolute treat... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The history was fascinating and one could just imagine the pomp and ceremony of the King being there in the royal box.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We visited the Teatro di San Carlo while on a trip to Naples. The theatre is lovely and the English language tour was very informative. All the staff at the theatre were helpful and friendly. Photos were allowed and the tour guide gave plenty of time to allow us to take them. Well worth a visit (cost was Euro 6... More 

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Godstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stunning theatre. Was very lucky to see L'isola Disabitata here. The surroundings are so ornate & stunningly beautiful. Wonderful experience & next time will also do the tour of the rest of the rooms.

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staines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very short tour with rather a generic feel to it rattling off facts first in Italian and then rather perfunctory English version without any feeling. Amazing building but hope for a guide who cares. Ended very abruptly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our cruise ship docked at 18:20 hours, and we walked briskly from the port to the theatre, arriving 20 minutes later, just in time to get two tickets to two side-by-side boxes on the 3rd balcony (front row in each box). Not cheap, but this was our one chance in a lifetime to see a great opera in the oldest... More 

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Address: 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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