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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 797 2468
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Description: 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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The most beautiful theatre in Europe....

you can have an experience of the artistic value and history in Naples if you succed in booking a performance at S. Carlo theatre!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

you can have an experience of the artistic value and history in Naples if you succed in booking a performance at S. Carlo theatre!

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Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

With a history going back to 1737 and having Rossini and Donizetti as former artistic directors, the San Carlo has a superb tradition, especially in bel canto repertoire. Worth visiting no matter when the opera is Italian or not. The orchestra is excellent. The seats in the parterre section are also the most comfortable and spacious of any of the... More 

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rural texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Dazzling interior on red, silver and ivory. Excellent acoustics,Saw Il Trovatore. Not quite up to Met standards but delightful.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

To see the theatre, other than for a performance, you have to take the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. The theatre itself is wonderful. You can imagine it lit with candles and 18th century theatre goers all dressed up.

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The greatest and most beautiful Theatre in Europe. Without a doubt the atmosphere is splendid, history all around the theatre. THE BEST!

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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

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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