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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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Ranked #5 of 195 Attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
Owner description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni...
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Type: Historic Sites, Operas, Theaters & Stadiums
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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Sasso Marconi, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

S. Carlo theater in Naples is a monument that lovers of opera should know. S. Carlo (1737) is the oldest opera theater in Europe. Il Trovatore (1853, by Giuseppe Verdi) could not be originally represented because of the censorship of the Bourbon regime. People were enthusiastic of the representation of December 14 (2014)..

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Sorrento, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful opera house, well worth a tour or reserve a show. Fantastic program on all year round, from dance to opera. Beautiful interior that really cannot be described, it is breathtaking !!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This theater is beautiful. We were there for a concert and were amazed by the architecture and the beauty of the place. It was amazing to know that it is among the three most important opera houses in Italy.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

a lovely treat, a lovely opera house and a chic coffee shop for the essential espresso. Must go back and see an opera!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

30 minute tour for about 6 Euros is well worth it. You might get to see a rehearsal of something going on, if you go in the afternoon. There is a nice café in the basement, which is under the seats.

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world
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

it´s a verst charming theater with a great acoustic - I´m not sure if I would have visited it without having the change to see a play - but with a play it is great

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

They have a guided tour in english and italiano included in ticket . It was excellent , informative. Theatre is grand and beautiful. Nice experience .

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Watched the ballet production of Anna Karenina at the Teatro di San Carlo last week. The interior of the theatre is very dramatic with gold and red velvet throughout. The seats in the stalls were very comfortable, particularly when compared to London venues. I cannot comment on the exterior of the theatre as it appeared to be undergoing renovation as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We did not take the tour of the theater which is the oldest opera house in Europe we went to a performance. What an enchanting evening, seeing the local Neapolitans dressed so elegantly and hearing the perfect acoustics of the room. Opera in Naples is a bargain, we had second row center seats for 60 Euro in San Francisco these... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Due to a train strike that cancelled our day trip out of Naples we decided to take the guided tour of the Opera House. The outside of the building was covered in scaffolding and was undergoing renovation at the time and was very unsightly however the inside was a gilded spectacle. We were given a guided tour in English by... More 

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