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Teatro San Carlo

Teatro San Carlo Review

Opera is a serious business in Naples—not in terms of the music so much as the costumes, the stage design, the players, and the politics. What's happening on stage can be secondary to the news of who's there, who they're with, and what they're wearing. Given the circumstances, it's hardly surprising that the city's famous San Carlo Company doesn't offer a particularly innovative repertoire. Nonetheless, the company is usually of very high quality—and if they're not in form the audience lets them know it. Performances take place in the historic Teatro San Carlo, the luxury liner of opera houses in southern Italy. In 2008 the concert hall underwent a massive renovation, with everything from the seats to the gold inlay on the ceiling frescoes replaced, and the statue of the mermaid Parthenope (missing since 1969) restored to its place on the building's facade.

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  • Address: Via San Carlo 101–103, Piazza Municipio, Naples, 80133 | Map It
  • Phone: 081/7972412 box office; 081/7972331
  • Website:
  • Location: Naples
Updated: 02-11-2013

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