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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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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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Simply one of the best classical music experiences

Beautiful sound, beautiful hall, great little rooms for 4 with your very on coat closet, back in time wonderful experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful sound, beautiful hall, great little rooms for 4 with your very on coat closet, back in time wonderful experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Would be worth the guided tour, methinks, if you can't get tickets for a performance, which I would surely do next time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not to be missed during a stay in Naples for opera lovers. Got tickets easily from Select Italy. Printed them @ home. Great 3rd row seats. The production of La Traviata was spectacular as is the old world opera house, costumes and set. Beautiful bar area for intermissions. Great people watching,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful,wonderful opera. Exquisite performance. The seating however was ghastly! Very small,rickety,uncomfortable free standing chairs, 8 of which were crowded into our box, so difficult to see the entire stage unless you either stood or, as I did, peer forward at an angle. (played havoc with my neck which remained "ricked" until I was able to visit a physio)!! So, fabulously... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

bought a ticket for the 10 am visit- delightful amusing and very insightful about the history and the structure -

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I longed to see this place. After visiting many Opera houses including Bolchoi in Moscow, this is one of the best. It is a pity that the tour did not allow us to go behind the stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty and richness of the theatre was breathtaking. It was easy to imagine being there in the 1800's, one of the society.A must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have English speaking tours several times a day. Truly a most beautiful opera house and well worth the tour. Our tour guide had many stories about performers such as Carusso (only sang here once and promised never to come back, but requested to be buried in Naples). Pavarotti also performed here. Lovey cafe on the ground floor while waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Guided tours front of house and auditorium show the splendid detail and opulence. As good an opera house as any.. Decent café with tables in the piazza

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the privilege of attending one of the performances of La Traviata here, staged and directed by the fabulous Turkish/Italian film director Ferzan Ozpetek. Bravo bravissimo Ferzan! What an evening! Music, performance, stage...perfetto!

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