Whether you are a lover of the opera or this is your first experience, Teatro San Carlo in Naples is a great option. Choose from a wide range of operas that in 2020 include Tosca, Norma, Die Zauberflote, Aida, Carmen, La Traviata and many others. Alternatively, if ballet is more appealing then you have the option of either Don Quijote or Cenerentola.
Be seated in the Super Stall ticket area which are the best seats in the house. As they are on the ground about halfway back, you have a perfect view of the stage in this stunning opera house.
Naples is perfect as a long weekend stand alone trip, combined with Sorrento for a few days of relaxing, or if travelling in July, adding in a few nights in Rome and attending the outdoor Caracalla Ruins Summer Festival that comprises of operas, ballets and galas.
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Naples Opera House
Every year people flock to the Amalfi Coast for some much needed sun and relaxation, but it’s worth considering adding a Naples holiday to your list. If you love opera then the Teatro San Carlo Opera Houses performs some of the best operas most months of the year (barring August).
Naples Opera is one of the few in the world that can also boast beautiful views over the Bay of Naples when you depart! Choose from a wide range of operas including popular classics like Carmen and Rigoletto to less known ones. All take place in Teatro San Carlo, which is just as beautiful as La Fenice in Venice and La Scala in Milan.
All operas performed are with a full cast and orchestra and looking around you from the stalls, which are considered the best seats in the house, you can take in the circle and box seats that surround you.
If you are struggling to choose which opera to see, then don’t worry. All of our Italian Short Breaks are fully tailor-made to you and can be added with a few extra days, a second opera or a second location. The website is just an idea of what we can do and what we recommend.
Discover more about why you really don’t want to miss a night at the opera in Naples Opera House here.
Whilst the Teatro San Carlo opera takes place in the evening, during the day there are so many ways to fill your time. A sightseeing trip to Castello d’ovo and Castello Nuovo are both highly recommended, as is riding the funicular up to Castel Sant’Elmo, for the church and stunning views right over the bay. You will not want to leave your camera behind for this one!
Back to ground level after the funicular, head to the Duomo and of course the National History Museum. Whether you have been to Pompeii and Herculaneum or they are still on your wish list, this museum will expand your knowledge as it houses the largest collection of artifacts preserved from the devastating eruption that destroyed both cities.
With our included 72hr Naples Pass Card you have free access to the first site and then a 20% deduction on all others. This card also doubles as a beat the queues card, and free public transport so you can ride the buses and/or underground without reaching for your euros.
But don’t dispense with your card for there is an included map with opening times for your favourite sites of interest, and a discount on many of the shops and restaurants in Naples! For those who love their technology, this card works better online in the shape of an app from the App Store, so you don’t have to be further weighted down by annoying paperwork while you travel around this historical city.
A Naples holiday is the perfect gateway for exploring the local sites including Pompeii, Herculaneum or a day trip to Capri and Ischia. This can be done either as tours from Naples, or you could decide to extend your trip to include several days staying on the scenic Amalfi Coast, where the tours can be done from there. It’s a good way to really get the best out of city and coast, whilst still indulging in your love for opera.
Alternatively, if you have been on an Amalfi Holiday before or just want a second opera experience in a new venue, then perhaps having a few days in Rome is just the thing. Every summer the Baths of Caracalla perform well-loved operas and ballet with the backdrop of the Caracalla ruins. This is an outdoor venue so a very different experience to your Naples Opera House one.