Teatro di San Carlo

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Teatro di San Carlo
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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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BirdyQuébec
Quebec City, Canada244 contributions
Very beautiful opera house with lots of history. Note that you must visit with a guide, not allowed by yourself.
Written August 13, 2022
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,729 contributions
This is the oldest continuously active opera venue in the world, opened in 1737 by the Bourbon monarchy. Even though it is now run only from Jan-May, it still remains a significant world theatre. It is connected to the Royal Palace and next to the
Piazza del Plebiscito. It once had seating capacity for 3,285 but now has only 1,386 seats. I had heard of the beautiful, ornately decorated interior especially the Royal Box, but it was wasn’t open to view. Maybe next time….!
Written August 7, 2022
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,528 contributions
Couples
We booked a tour of the opera house directly at the booking office for 11.30 tour which is in English and Italian.

Fantastic opera house, the oldest in Europe and so pretty. 

The chap giving the tour was amazing,  juggling the two languages seamlessly and giving equal exuberance to his stories in each language!

There was some filming going on while we were there which meant several tours were being juggled in and out, but it worked like clockwork and we had the chance to learn about the auditorium and the history of the opera house, it's construction , the acoustics etc.

Very informative and entertaining . Tickets were €9 each and I would say good value for the 60 minute tour.

Written May 18, 2022
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preciousness22
United States803 contributions
The Teatro di San Carlo is an old Opera House in Italy. If you are fortunate enough to attend an opera here, you have definitely arrived! Gorgeous, old interior with gold and red decor representative of the grand old opera houses of that century.
Written March 25, 2022
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Samuel J
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I loved it. Definitely best price to value ratio in the whole city. As if sitting in the room was not enough to soak up the beautiful atmosphere, the tour guide said a lot of interesting and sometimes funny facts about the place, and later even about the adjacent hall! I had reduced price of 5 euros, normal entry is 10 euros.
Written September 8, 2021
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TurinTraveller
Turin331 contributions
We have a passion for theatres, and have visited most theatres in Europe and this is absolutely up there with the best!
The guide was brilliant, clearly an actor himself, and we were indeed a captive audience as he told us the history of the theatre and then allowed us to wander around it, peeping into the Royal box.
Highly recommend it.
Written August 19, 2021
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Georgiana
Cluj-Napoca, Romania33 contributions
Couples
Visited the Theater as part of an English tour. Our guide, Eliana, was very thorough and presented us with various facts about its history. Although it was a very warm day, the Theater is well ventilated and provided shelter from the hot weather.
Written August 14, 2021
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Edmund B
Bratislava, Slovakia604 contributions
Ticket for the price of € 3.00 for one person, a separate tour of the second most important Italian theater.
Written July 10, 2021
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Janis B
Riga, Latvia12 contributions
Couples
We were in Naples right after Covid crisis, no events were yet performed in San Carlo opera, however visit inside was allowed (3€/person). And these are probably best 3€ spen, theater is beautiful, impressive and spectacular!
Written June 24, 2021
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Nagy I
Szeged, Hungary16 contributions
We booked tickets for April, and the show was cancelled due to the virus. I filled the refund form. After a while I sent emails which were all ignored (both by Vivaticket and the theatre). They finally answered my 6th email (after phone calls) and flat out refused to give a refund. They wrote the email using capital letters and in a way that I truly questioned someone with this attitude can work for a cultural establishment in any position (no signature of course).
Historic place or not, this service is abysmal and at this point I dare say they are simply stealing money from people without doing any sort of service. I had many refund issues with hotels, airlines and other theatres and all were resolved in a civilized way except for this one.
Even the voucher is not issued until now.
Written December 28, 2020
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