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“Music and history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Teatro di San Carlo

Teatro di San Carlo
Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 797 2468
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Ranked #5 of 222 Attractions in Naples
Type: Operas, Theaters, Historic Sites
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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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“Music and history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Really enjoyed our orchestra performance in this historic building. Would have preferred slightly larger seats but very peaceful performance.

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“A magnificent building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This grand opera house ( the largest in Europe ) .A fine example of Italian architecture ,amazingly impressive exterior ,shame because of strike action we were unable to tour the inside .

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“Always call first”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This theatre is the oldest opera house in Europe. Sadly I did not get to see the interior. After booking symphony tickets online weeks prior I was disappointed to learn upon arrival on the night of the event that the Company was in fact on strike. Understandably, however, as apparently outstanding pay issues were the cause. Ticket office was very helpful and my full refund was in hand within days.

Visited September 2013
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“A beautiful place, great if you like music or architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

It is a grand opera house. We took the tour that is open to the public four to five times a day. The guide was great, lots of info about the building and it's history. Of course with that accent I could have listened to him all day.

Visited September 2013
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“OperaHouseTourExcellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our private tour was amazing and very interesting. The Opera house was stunning and a must-see! We got to explore most of the building and even sit in the King's box. Our guide was very good.

Visited September 2013
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