San Carlo Theater

San Carlo Theater , the recognition: “This is the most beautiful theater in the world”.

The top five Opera Best5 sees the greatest Neapolitan excel on the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Opera Garnier in Paris, the Semperoper Dresden and finally the Scala of Milan.

Built by Charles of Bourbon, the first stone of the Neapolitan theater was resting on 11 March 1737. The draft Giovanni Antonio Medrano was then finally completed eight months later, in record time, and opened November 4, 1737, with the ‘opera “Achilles in Skyros” by Domenico Sarro.

Cost 100 thousand ducats, the “Real Teatro di San Carlo” overrunning – enough to make it to be demolished – the first public theater in Naples, the “Teatro di San Bartolomeo.” What we know, however, is a “second life” of San Carlo, since February 13, 1816 the structure was in a few hours destroyed by fire. Rebuilt same as it was, was opened again on 12 January 1817 with the play “The dream of Partenope” Simone Mayr.

Numerous then the decorative work and retrofitting, the most radical of which occurred in 1989. Nothing that I could tarnish its beauty is still monument of global significance and of inestimable value, which has seen him perform as directors and Gaetano Donizetti Gioacchino Rossini; as well as artists of singers such as Maria Callas, Renata Tebaldi, Raina Kabaivanska, Beniamino Gigli, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Enrico Caruso and many others.

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