Teatro Carlo Felice

Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa: Hours, Address, Teatro Carlo Felice Reviews: 4.5/5

Teatro Carlo Felice
4.5
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
About
The Teatro Carlo Felice Opera House was inaugurated on April 7th 1828 with the opera "Bianca e Fernando" by Vincenzo Bellini. The original project was made by Architect Carlo Barabino. Unfortunately, during world war 2nd an incendiary bomb destroyed the Theatre. On April 7th 1987, the foundation stone of the new theatre was laid. The new architectural project was created by Ignazio Gardella, Aldo Rossi and Angelo Sibilla. The artistic season 1991/1992 was the rebirth of the new theatre. Since then artistic seasons including operas, concerts and cultural meetings have been held.
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Neighbourhood: Piazza De Ferrari
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Phil D
Christchurch, UK25 contributions
La Traviata
Jul 2019 • Friends
This was an outdoir performance in Genoa’s Porto Antico to mark the end of the season before the theatre goes dark for August.

Put simply, it was marvellous. Truly stunning performance from the lead Soprano ably supported by the other principle singers.

The second act dragged a little but this has more to do with Puccini and the libretto than anything offered by this cast.

I fully recommend Genoa’s Opera house to all visitors.
Written 8 August 2019
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Bon444
Dorchester, UK351 contributions
Go along to a performance if you can
Jun 2018 • Couples
A wonderful building in Piazza De Ferrari, where we were lucky enough to attend a free concert by the pupils of the Conservatoria Niccola Paganini. It was superb, so full of enthusiastic performances by the very gifted students. As the seating was first come, first served, we were lucky enough to sit in some of the very best seats behind the staff members of the Conservatoria and the sound and vision were extremely good. A great evening out, many thanks to all the students for all their hard work in making it such a success.
Written 11 June 2018
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CBarNyc
NYC23 contributions
A regal yet contemporary venu for opera
Dec 2016 • Couples
This is an exciting place to see opera. Sadly, the original theater was mostly destroyed by bombing in WW2, but some of the facade was preserved, and it's setting in an historic piazza the city center makes it a thrilling destination. We recently attended a production of La Traviata, and felt like Genovese as we strolled into the theater with natives. The interior is large and comfortable. Not so intimate as older, original opera houses, but seats are large and well spaced and sight lines good. There is a lovely reception area with bar and delicious food to purchase before the show. Wish we had known, though there are lots of good restaurants in the area that are just a couple minutes' walk to the theater. If you visit Genoa, be sure to visit Carlo Felice, and attend a performance there.
Written 6 January 2017
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Amid_Velavok
Cologne, Germany41 contributions
Epic Experience
Jul 2016 • Family
Definitely worth going to! We saw the performance of Roberto Bolle and Friends.

The theater is very nice and close to the city center. It has a nice balcony with a beautiful view over Plaza di Ferrari.

It is modern from the inside but very historic from the outside, which makes it unique.
Written 20 July 2016
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opossumd
Cervo, Italia1,717 contributions
Impressive
Dec 2015 • Couples
Completely rebuilt and refurbished, Carlo Felice is a good example of theatrical architecture and interior design. One of few excellent opera houses in Italy, its playbill is a treasure trove for all lovers of bel canto and more. Ballets and instrumental concerts also feature in it, including top stars such as David Garrett (15th April 2016).
Written 31 December 2015
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bumsky
Canberra, Australia72 contributions
Carmen
Jun 2014 • Couples
We went to see Carmen. Instead of setting it in a cigarette factory in Spain with bandits in the hills, it was set in a Cuban cigar factory with followers of Che Geuevara and Castro in the hills, with old posters and a Cadillac as props. The music was good and a couple of the singers were excellent.This matinee performance was for schools with left over tickets sold to the public. There were groups of children aged from about 9 to 17 and they loved it! What's more they were well behaved throughout the three-hour performance.
Written 8 September 2014
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Andre M
Genova5 contributions
Excellent
Jan 2014 • Couples
If you are planning an Opera tour of Italy dont forget to see this "state of the arts" facility.
I went there for the Verdi's Otello in Januray 2014. Simply the best Opera performance I have seen in Italy in that period.
Written 28 February 2014
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SydneyTeviot
Sydney534 contributions
Wonderful performance by Orchestra Sinfonica del Teatro Carlo Felice – and it was free!
Oct 2013 • Friends
I happened to go into the theatre during our recent visit to Genoa to enquire about their operatic programme. There were no suitable performances for our dates, but the very helpful lady in the information office recommended we attend that evening’s free performance by the symphony orchestra, with guest conductor Maurizio Billi. I don’t know how often free concerts are given, but there was another free afternoon concert three days later. The patrons appeared to be mainly residents of Genoa who queued about an hour before start time. We had no difficulty getting excellent seats.
The interior appearance of the theatre is quite disappointing. It struck us as being pretty utilitarian. However, acoustically it was perfect, and the seating was comfortable.
The performance, lasting almost two hours, included relatively well known pieces by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Ponchielli, Rossini and Borodin – an excellent sampler even if you’re an unsophisticated concert-goer!
When in Genoa I strongly recommend that you check out the programme at Teatro Carlo Felice.
Written 7 October 2013
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FrankColorado
Golden, CO379 contributions
Great place
Jun 2013 • Couples
We went to see and hear Verdi's La Traviata. Although I thought I was ordering the tickets well in advance, I was wrong and we had high seats. Even with the less than the best location, the performance was greatly enjoyed. Bravo.
Written 11 June 2013
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bassman46
Port Townsend, WA35 contributions
very nice modern theatre
Dec 2012 • Couples
We were able to see Turandot from the balcony (galleria) and it was a good balance between price and experience. I checked out all the seats in the main area of the galleria and except for the first 2 rows the sight lines were fine. Do not expect to see much from the balconetta seats running down both sides of the balcony. In my estimation these are only for listening. Also read AnnArborMHT for the best complete review of the theatre. Champagne in the reception is 10 Euros a glass. Since we were coming from out of town we booked on line but the last minute seats were available.
Written 30 December 2012
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