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San Carlo Theater

The Teatro San Carlo is one of the most famous and prestigious opera houses in the world. The Teatro San Carlo built in 1737 is one of the oldest theaters in Europe still active. The theater accommodates 1386 spectators and consists of five orders of boxes arranged in a horseshoe. Also you can admire the royal box, the gallery and the stage. Built on a project by Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale, the theater is located near the royal palace.

An interconnecting door allows access to the royal box directly from the building. This access was created so that the King could go to the shows without having to go down the street.

The San Carlo Theater since its inception is represented a great stage for the most important Italian composers who made their debut with first representations written specifically for the San Carlo. Among the main Italian composers we remember: Giuseppe Verdi, Saverio Mercadante, Niccolò Paganini, Vincenzo Bellini, Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donzinetti.

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