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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 #4 of 318 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theaters, Historic sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni...
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Type: Operas, Theaters, Historic sites, 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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Rome, Italy
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

San Carlo is excellent, very nice , and the sound is fantastic. A memeorable experience for me and a leggendary Theatre, I saw the Trovatore of Verdi and it was fantastic

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We saw Tristan and Isolde conducted by Zubin Mehta. A very long opera. But the experience of being in the oldest opera house in Europe...gilt and plush red...box seats on all the upper levels, so you can lean over and snooze thru the loooong second act...was divine.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The oldest still active opera house in the world. Very well organised tour with a very professional guide. I learned a lot during this tour...like from where comes the word "conservator"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to have attended the Opera while in Naples. Wagoners Tristan and Isolde was being performed on. Sunday evening so we went to the box office Saturday to purchase tickets. The Opera house itself is magnificent and the performance, although 5 hours long, was spectacular. We purchase tickets on the first level for €100. Not inexpensive by... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

we took a tour of the Teatro. We were surprised since we hadn't heard about it before, or of the mass of theatre building in Naples at all. we never registered that Naples had theatre, opera and music. the theatre is splendid, the guide was great. it was all wonderful

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We visited Teatro di San Carlo using their guided tour. The quality of the tour is fine and is bilingual (English and Italian). The theater itself is impressive and so is its story, being the oldest one still functional in Europe. It has marvelous decorations an lodges organised on 6 floors as well as a royal lodge located in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A beautiful theater newly restored and very elegant. Recently an opportunity to hear Andrea Chenier conducted by Nello Santi was a wonderful experience and being Napoli it was fun being in a very responsive audience with stomping and cheers of approval !

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A true affecianado of classical art and opera houses will appreciate this lovely structure sitting next to the Med and the plaza Plebescito and the shopping street-Chiaia. lovely sound acoustics and parking available behind for a fee. True Italian hi-life. la dolce vita!

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This opera house brought my 12 year old son to his knees in amazement. The sound quality was incredible. Need I say more!?

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Naples, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

See a show instead of taking a tour to experience the true feeling of the theater. Dress in light clothing in warm weather, and bring a handheld fan, as there didn't seem to be any climate control. It was boiling in there in summer.

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