Teatro San Carlo Tickets and Schedule

Teatro San Carlo

Naples (Campania)
The San Carlo was built by King Charles of Bourbon who wished to endow his capital city with a state-of-the-art theatre. He succeeded. The theatre immediately became an object of admiration and was soon held to be without equal for the majesty of its architecture and for the perfection of its acoustics. Destroyed by fire in 1816, Teatro San Carlo was reconstructed under the direction of architect Antonio Niccolini. His efforts resulted in the structure we see today. Upon viewing the theatre...
The San Carlo was built by King Charles of Bourbon who wished to endow his capital city with a state-of-the-art theatre. He succeeded. The theatre immediately became an object of admiration and was soon held to be without equal for the majesty of its architecture and for the perfection of its acoustics. Destroyed by fire in 1816, Teatro San Carlo was reconstructed under the direction of architect Antonio Niccolini. His efforts resulted in the structure we see today. Upon viewing the theatre at its reopening in 1818, the writer Stendhal remarked, "…it dazzles the eyes, enraptures the soul..." At that point in time, Naples was one of the most vital cultural centers in Europe, with Teatro San Carlo hosting the premiere performances of works by Donizetti and Bellini, as well as Rossini. Now carefully restored to its original splendor, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe and still offers a dazzling atmosphere and performance.

Browse Events Schedule

Ballet
Aug 01, 2014
Opera
Aug 02, 2014
Opera
Sep 25, 2014 - Oct 03, 2014
Opera
Oct 05, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014
Opera
Nov 15, 2014 - Nov 26, 2014

Theater Locations

The seasonal events may take place at any of the following locations:
  1. Teatro San Ferdinando
  2. Teatrino di Corte di Palazzo Reale, Naples
  3. Teatro San Carlo, Naples. View seating chart...

Customer Reviews

San Carlo, Naples
Andrew Farkas (Sheffield, UK)
Very efficient booking service with easy collection of tickets from the opera house. Excellent seats, as described, and marvellous theatre...

Language

Operas are typically performed in their original language with Italian subtitles. Get the full story before the opera! Select Italy offers a variety of libretti in English to complement your opera tickets.

Duration

Operas, ballets and concerts can run anywhere from 1.5 to 3+ hours. Consider your evening transportation options for returning to your hotel. Some trains or public transportation may not be available after 10:30 pm.

Dress Code

Dress nicely for Italian musical events. You may be turned away if you are dressed too casually. Opening night opera performances require a full dark suit for men, an elegant dress for ladies.

Disabilities

Some theaters may be equipped for those with disabilities. Please contact Select Italy for further details.

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