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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...more
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The opera house tour is short. Ours was done in about half an hour. The guides English was good. There is a seniors discount which we obtained for those over 65. If you miss this venue, would not be a great loss but it was...More
We caught Nabucco with the amazing Anna Pirozzi and all in the oldest opera house in the world.
Ticket purchase beforehand is essential but sadly they don't warn you about restricted views. Because of the horseshoe shape of the concert hall, some of the side...More
Thus has been restored and the interior is a feast for the eyes. Seats in the stalls are comfortable. We went to a fantastic concert featuring works by Gershwin, Bernstein and Stravinsky and it was pure magic. Seats are reasonable price considering the venue and...More
I attended a performance of Nabucco.
Had bought my ticket online, so went straight to my seat.
The theatre itself is just amazing.
All these gilded decorations and all its just beautiful.
Of course the performance was just memorable. The acoustics of the house of...More
The Teatro di San Carlo (Naples Opera House) runs hourly guided tours mostly in Italian, but also in English, and we found the tour we took interesting and entertaining. You buy tickets at the box office and there is a 2 euro discount for over...More
Guided tour takes ca. 45 minutes - it is interesting but not very detailed and you don’t get to visit the “behind the scenes”. If you’re into theatre and opera, it’s worth taking the tour though.
We’ve also seen the “Dame with camellias” ballet -...More
Yes, you might get lucky- we saw opera there in early January. And if not that, they do the Nutcracker ballet right thru the holiday season.
We found that time of year to be quite busty in Naples- lots of Italian tourists