In fact, not by chance did writer Stendhal say about San Carlo Theatre: “it dazzles the eyes, it enraptures the soul”. The oldest opera house in Europe, Teatro San Carlo has a busy calendar of plays, opera, dance and also concerts. The theatre sits right next to Napoli’s main historical attractions and it’s also close to the sea.
Guided tours of Teatro San Carlo
Don’t miss a chance to learn about the royal history of the theatre, which was built in 1737. Hence, the tour is a history lesson about the House and includes its temporary exhibitions. The echoing sound of hundreds of years of its activity rings out at every step! That’s because the legacy of composers of the likes of Rossini, Donizetti and Verdi lives on at Teatro San Carlo.
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Time to Explore: 45 minutes.
Top Tips: The opera season is between January and May, the ballet season between April and June.