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Teatro Massimo

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 6053580
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Description: One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for...
One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for its excellent acoustiscs and holds over 1,300 seats.The venue hosts more than 130 music, opera and dance events every year.The exteriors are in neo-classical style with influences from Greek Sicilian temples, while the interiors are art-nouveau.
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Beautiful opera house

We had the pleasure of touring the opera house while on a tour. We were dazzled by the ornate carvings and plush seats. The theatre has many box seatings and we were able to sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of touring the opera house while on a tour. We were dazzled by the ornate carvings and plush seats. The theatre has many box seatings and we were able to sit in the Royal box . We were treated to a special performance by 3 opera singers and we only wish that we could have been... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing traditional opera house well worth the ticket price for attending an opera. However although the auditorium is ornately beautiful, the stairways etc in the building are in a very poor state of repair and look scruffy which is a shame.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

we wanted to go around the theatre so paid 8 euros each. It was a rip off we were in there for about 20 minutes saw the stage heard about the ghost and that was it. I must admit we were warned about it but thought we would do it anyway. Don't waste the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

An amazing theatre, one of the largest in Europe. Impressive architecture. We went on a guided tour which was interesting but brief. I paid €8 and the tour lasted approximately 30mins but was light on content. Certainly worth seeing although would have expected to see more behind the scenes.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The architecture of this building is a standout with the massive columns and beautiful statues. The inside is less impressive. If you can't see a concert you can pay for a guided tour to see the inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We watched a piano concert - absolutely worth it. Try and get seats in the very front of a box suite - we sat in the back of a box suite and had to strain our necks. The theatre is beautiful and breathtaking!

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were able to attend a noon-time concert with piano soloists and also an opera in the evening. The particular opera we saw had a great deal of dancing in it. Most enjoyable.

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

While the opera house is stupendous and the singing and orchestra was wonderful, I personally did not like the production one bit. We saw Orpheus and Eurydice, by Gluck, but it was in modern dress, and did not really work for me. Orfeo by Cocteau is in modern dress and works fine, but modern dance, and modern dress for Gluck,... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Last year, the two-week tour of northern Sicily had a few notable moments. One was this theater with its understated beauty and the vibrant Mozart symphony, and the chorus accompanying the formidable mezzo-soprano. The city may not yet fully grasp this theater's wonder, as it seems to slide by its awesome museum and the unique culture of its surrounding Greek... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We had an English tour of the Teatro Massimo on a Tuesday right before noon. We were fortunate since they were practicing for the opera Orphee et Eurydice while our tour was going on. We were able to watch a portion from the back of the theater and then we were taken up to the President's box to take in... More 

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