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Teatro Massimo

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 6053580
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Ranked #46 of 1,763 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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Lexington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I visited Teatro massimo back in 2012 with my family (because of the godfather) and we really liked it, the building is impressive...especially the two lion statues at the entrance...we took some amazing pictures. I would love to watch a theatre piece in there. I would recommend anyone visiting Palermo to go there.

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went on a short guided tour, 40 minutes, and really enjoyed it. The opera house is magnificent, a sight to behold. The tours are in different languages so it's a good idea to book one in advance.

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We looked around the Theatre. The people said it is third biggest theater of Europe. It is indeed fantastic outside looking. But when We bought a show ticket and got inside. It is a little bit disappointed. We can not easily watch the show, angle problem. The show is not interesting a little boring.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II.It is the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe (the third after the Opéra National de Paris and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna), renowned for its perfect acoustics.... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very special, worth the tour. It's only 25 minutes but it gives you a real look inside one of Europe's largest opera houses.

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Teatro Massimo, or Palermo's Opera House, is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It was designed in 1864 and finished in 1897. In addition to a full season of Opera, ballet and other performances. We took the English language tour with only 5 people on the tour. It is a beautiful theater.

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San Jose, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am an opera lover and really looked forward to this tour. I was quite disappointed. We had to wait for over an hour for the "English" tour. Unfortunately, it was also the "Italian" tour and the tour guide spent most of the time describing it to the Italians. I know some Italian and she clearly was not going into... More 

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miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took the tour of the theater. The theater is beautiful and the tour guide does an excellent job in explaining the details about the theater. Definitely worth it.

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