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“"Closed Right Now"”
Review of Teatro Regio

Teatro Regio
Ranked #10 of 138 things to do in Parma
Certificate of Excellence
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Genoa, Italy
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653 reviews
343 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,260 helpful votes
“"Closed Right Now"”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

I tried to visit the Regio Theatre on July 26 at 11:30 but it was “closed right now”. Summer hours are from June 16-August 31st, Monday-Friday from 10:30am-12pm and per the Tourist Office it will be closed from August 8-26th! I arrived at the appropriate time, but was turned away, without explanation. Otherwise, it’s open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:30-12 except during rehearsals (no rehearsals during the summer.) As is often the case with Italy, you simply can’t count on the “open hours” to actually be open, so have a back up plan!

The Tourist Office at Piazza Garibaldi has a very helpful list of “Museums and Monuments of Parma” which details all the open times, the entrance fee, if guided tours are available and also gives you the names of many sites you may not be aware of and several which are not featured on TA. I found the woman I spoke with to be very helpful and the information directed my visit to the correct times, even though the Regio Theatre was not open.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wow!”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

An impressive opera house and accoustics full of regional history which juystify's the works of great local composers like Verdi, Toscanini

Visited April 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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243 reviews
126 attraction reviews
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“Great theatre for opera lovers”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

I was lucky to buy a ticket in advance for Stiffelio, Verdi's opera. The theatre itself is fantastic, and the acoustics is great. The voices sound marvelous, I enjoyed it even better than La Scala. So, if you are an opera fan, and if you go to Parma, check if there is a performance in Teatro Regio and go there.

Visited April 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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121 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“One of Italy's great opera houses”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

The Teatro Regio has a long and fine tradition as one of the prime opera venues in Italy. While not as famous as La Scala (Milan), La Fenice (Venice), or San Carlo (Naples), and while not having an elegant or grand-looking exterior, the theater itself is magnificent, and the acoustics are terrific. Parma has long been noted for its sophisticated, expressive, and at times unforgiving opera audiences. The Teatro Regio no longer has a regular opera season, but instead is home to the annual Verdi Festival. Each October three Verdi operas are produced, generally two at the Regio and one at the tiny Teatro Verdi in Busseto. If I can choose just one opera venue in Italy, I will almost invariably pick this one (except in summer, when I love Lo Sferisterio in Macerata).

Visited October 2011
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Lecco, Italy
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“Nice waitress”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

The food was good (tortellini and filetto), gentle waitress

Visited December 2011
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