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Review of Teatro Massimo

Teatro Massimo
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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.
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We were fortunate enough to have tickets for a performance of Rigoletto here, so did not take the tour. The performance was wonderful, the atmosphere in the opera house was amazing. It is an imposing building, on a vast scale. We were able to take photos inside the opera house before the performance. There is only a very tiny bar and there were long queues for the toilets - but with so much history, atmosphere and character it really didnt matter. We were in one of the numerous boxes that line the walls. We had a truly memorable evening that I wont ever forget.

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Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is worth to explore the theatre because: has fantastic interior decoration; interesting echo room; royal box and steps where the "The Godfather" part 3 opera scene was taken.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Beautiful place, good picture on night or on day. Big colums, and a huge building. In the city centre, easy access. This place is one of the most importants places in Palermo.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Teatro Massimo is one of the biggest in Italy and, at the time of its opening, was the third in Europe (the other two, respectively, Paris Opera - Garnier - and Vienna State Opera).
Designed by Giovan Battista Filippo Basile, this theatre is a splendid artwork, inspired on old theatres as well as on Roman temples. Its exterior is very elegant, decorated in a classic style. An outstanding element is the big dome-shaped hall, conceived to allow ventilation and the entrance of natural light: alternate petals of the ceiling can be opened.
Another interesting aspect is the acoustic effect found at the Club's Hall: who is in the central point of it has the voice amplified, whereas the conversation of those around the room cannot be understood.
It is also very exciting to visit the royal box and think of the noble people who attended performances from there, not to mention the shooting of some scenes of Coppola's famous movie, Godfather III.
Last but not least, the opportunity of attending a performance in this lyrical temple is an experience not to be missed. I had the happiness of being there for Verdi's Nabucco and it was mesmerizing.
Guided visits are provided in some languages and there are different prices for senior visitors. I strongly recommend it!

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Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

Would be great to see a performance here after taking the tour. 8 euros isn't cheap but we enjoyed the half hour tour in Italian. No photos allowed inside. The exhibit about the stage scenery was very interesting.

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