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Teatro di San Carlo
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Owner description: 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.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Beautiful, though like much of Naples, under scaffold ok by and renovation. Some lovely little cafes inside.

Visited August 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This is well worth a visit andthe tour guide is wonderful - very entertaining and engaging - glad we visited

Visited July 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Don't be put off - opera in Italy is for everybody. We strolled down the Via Toledo, found the opera house, saw there was a performance on that evening so took a chance and queued at the box office for tickets. They had 40 euro and 60 euro tickets available. Don't worry about dress code - I saw only one person in evening dress, everyone else wore ordinary day clothes. Staff are very helpful - even went to find out for us when the metro closed. Box office opens 8pm, performance starts 9pm and finishes just before midnight. We saw Madam Butterfly - excellent.For 40 euros each you can get your own box - we were quite near the stage. Lots of taxis outside when it finishes. I could go on about the theatre - it is glorious - but the best thing is to go see it yourself.

Visited July 2014
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“naples opera house”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

saw a recent production of "cavalleria rusticana" - the orchestra was wonderful, the acoustics superb... but i needlessly worried about the dress code and showed up in a long-sleeved shirt and tie - i thought they might not let me in because i was wearing black jeans! no chance of that happening: there were people there wearing shorts and in varying levels of décontracté/négligé! be forewarned: there's no air conditioning and my "formal wear" lasted all of 15 minutes before i had to dash into the loo and change back into something cooler... bring a fan if you visit during the summer months - and for god's sake, skip the tie!

Visited July 2014
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Unfortunately I didn't have opportunity to see opera or ballet, but I was on excursion and saw all the theatre. Magnificent and majestic

Visited June 2014
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