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Teatro di San Carlo

Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 797 2468
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Ranked #5 of 224 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Theaters, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

As part of the tour sat in the ‘royal box’. Great view. Privileged to listen to the orchestrate rehearsal a couple of numbers before their evening performance. Wish I had a ticket! Great tour and insight into the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

went to an opera...Elixir D"amore...wonderful. Gorgeous opera house near the palace. Great tickets for 60 Euros, much cheaperthan in North America and so much better.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

For just 6 euros we not only had a tour of the oldest opera house in Europe, but sat in the royal box, one of 185 boxes, and listened to an orchestra rehearsal. Magnificent interior only sorry we didn't catch a show.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We went to a performance of Elisir d' amour, we had seats in the top boxes that cost 20 Euros. It was a magical experience that we would recommend to anybody, whether you know anything or nothing about opera.

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larrchar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I visited Teatro San Carlo today. It is just off the Naples Port . Though the Opera and Ballet were not being presented today, I could imagine the thrill and excitement when they were. Besides the lovely rooms, the Teatro includes a nice cafe for visitors to get a coffee, espresso or a small snack. Patrons were standing at the... More

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Lakewood, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even if you aren't an opera lover, you will likely appreciate the beauty of this theater. I would have given the tour five stars, but I found it hard to hear the guide as the crew was preparing the stage for an upcoming performance (that's their job, so they have to be able to do it, but my timing could... More

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I attended an opera at this oldest of working opera houses in the world. And the morning of that day we took a tour (there are about 6 per day). The tour heightened our pleasure in the opera (fabulous performance, too, of Donizetti). To any opera buff or even casual opera lover, this is a mecca.They also... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful theatre and worth taking a tour! Very grand interior and the the Royal Box and other boxes beautiful gilded decorations! The ceiling is a masterpeice painted beautifully! The guide spoke English and Italian and was very good.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Thank you for the opportunity. Although I do not speak Italian the act was simple great and easy to follow. The theater looks amazing, comfortable chairs, great actors and workers. Keep going like this!

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Breda, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As I enter my way into the beautiful Teatro di San Carlo, it felt like time has stopped here... I was being brought back to the great age of Neapolitan opera.

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