Napoli: Teatro San Carlo

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Campania
City: Napoli
Location: Via San Carlo 98/F

Built 1737 within 270 days by Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale. Opened 4 November 1737 with Sarro's "Achille in Sciro". Ca. 1810 new façade by Antonio Niccolini. Nearly completely destroyed by a fire on 12 February 1816. Rebuilt 1816-1817 by Antonio Niccolini. Re-opened with Simon Mayr's "Il sogno di Partenope". 1845 renovation by Antonio Niccolini. 1854 alteration of the decoration colours from blue/gold/silver to red/gold. 1890 electrification. Renovations in the 1930s. 1944 damages by bombs. 1946 rebuilt and re-opened. 1386 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Domenico Natale Sarro: Achille in Sciro (4 Nov 1737)
  • Simon Mayr: Medea in Corinto (28 Nov 1813)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra (4 Oct 1815)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Armida (11 Nov 1817)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Mosè in Egitto (5 Mar 1818)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: La donna del lago (24 Sep 1819)
  • Gioacchino Rossini: Maometto II. (3 Dec 1820)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Alfredo il Grande (2 July 1823)
  • Vincenzo Bellini: Bianca e Fernando (30 May 1826)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Il Paria (12 Feb 1829)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (18 Oct 1834)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor (26 Sep 1835)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Roberto Devereux (29 Oct 1837)
  • Saverio Mercadante: La Vestale (10 Mar 1840)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Caterina Cornaro (12 Jan 1844)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Alzira (12 Aug 1845)
  • Gaetano Donizetti: Poliuto (30 Nov 1848)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller (8 Dec 1849)

Links: www.teatrosancarlo.it, Wikipedia

[Napoli: Teatro San Carlo] Front Text: "Napoli - R. Teatro San Carlo"; inscription on building: "Real Teatro San Carlo"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Napoli: Teatro San Carlo] Front Text: "Napoli - Interno del R. Teatro S. Carlo"
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Napoli to Praha (Czech Rep.), 1903

[Napoli: Teatro San Carlo] Picture: Auditorium and Stage
Publisher: Ed. C. Cotini, Napoli
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: by German Forces' Postal Network, from Swinemünde (= Swinoujscie, Poland) to the S.M.S. Wettin, 1914

[Napoli: Teatro San Carlo] Picture: Auditorium and Stage
Reverse Text: "Napoli - Interno del Teatro S. Carlo, Intérieur du Théâtre S. Carlo, Inside of Theatre S. Carlo, Inneres des Theaters S. Carlo"
Publisher: Interdipress, Napoli
Size: Modern
Sent: from Napoli to Mühlheim (Germany), 1987

[Napoli: Teatro San Carlo] Stamp (Italy, 1987)
Text: "Napoli - Teatro S. Carlo"


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