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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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We went to the opera in Teatro San Carlo and, although we truly did not like the performance, the beautiful old fasioned (though recently restored) theatre made the experience... read more

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

We went to the opera in Teatro San Carlo and, although we truly did not like the performance, the beautiful old fasioned (though recently restored) theatre made the experience unforgettable

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to this beautiful theatre and as before, the production was outstanding. Look forward to attending again on a future visit to Naples.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The San Carlo is one of the oldest opera houses in all of Italy and definitely the grandest! It is magnificent Baroque design with balconies that go to the ceiling! Every great opera singer and composer of the past 150 years has been there! Not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw ballet, The Nutcracker in December. The performance was amazing. The theater itself is also gorgeous and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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Headcorn Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited to go to the opera in Naples and were lucky to get last minute returns. the opera house is beautiful and it was a great occasion, with fur and jewels sported by opera goers (though not by us!). Sadly, the production of Carmen that we saw was very lacklustre, with a badly drilled chorus who sang... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this theatre quite a few times, and have always seen great operas, this time it was covered with scaffolding and closed unfortunately, but it really is worth a visit to see this magnificent theatre

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the 4:30 p.m. tour - excellent (perfecto). It's a must see beautiful Operate House near the waterfront. It's well worth the cost of admission.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can buy tickets for the tour at the biglietteria, or ticket office, where people also buy show tickets. The tour was not crowded and our tour guide gave wonderful and informative explanations in both English and Italian. Unfortunately, there was a rehearsal in progress during my tour, but the guide allowed us to come back about 25 minutes later... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit the Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest Opera Theatre in Europe for almost a lifetime. We had booked online to see Bizet's "Carmen", the excellent Naples orchestra directed by none other than Zubin Mehta. We were all travelling 'very light' and felt seriously under-dressed, but that didn't stop us from enjoying the evening utterly.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is old and looks it. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Pitty the performances were sold out.

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