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Teatro Carlo Felice

Passo Eugenio Montale 4, 16121, Genoa, Italy
+39 010 538 1314
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A regal yet contemporary venu for opera

This is an exciting place to see opera. Sadly, the original theater was mostly destroyed by bombing... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2017
CBarNyc
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NYC
Epic Experience

Definitely worth going to! We saw the performance of Roberto Bolle and Friends. The theater is... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Amid_Velavok
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Cologne, Germany
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The Teatro Carlo Felice Opera House was inaugurated on April 7th 1828 with the opera "Bianca e Fernando" by Vincenzo Bellini. The original project was made by Architect Carlo Barabino. Unfortunately, during world war 2nd an incendiary bomb destroyed the Theatre. On April 7th 1987, the foundation stone of the new theatre was laid. The new architectural project was created by Ignazio Gardella, Aldo Rossi and Angelo Sibilla. The artistic season 1991/1992 was the rebirth of the new theatre. Since then artistic seasons including operas, concerts and cultural meetings have been held.
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Passo Eugenio Montale 4, 16121, Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is an exciting place to see opera. Sadly, the original theater was mostly destroyed by bombing in WW2, but some of the facade was preserved, and it's setting in an historic piazza the city center makes it a thrilling destination. We recently attended a...More

1  Thank CBarNyc
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth going to! We saw the performance of Roberto Bolle and Friends. The theater is very nice and close to the city center. It has a nice balcony with a beautiful view over Plaza di Ferrari. It is modern from the inside but very...More

Thank Amid_Velavok
Reviewed 31 December 2015

Completely rebuilt and refurbished, Carlo Felice is a good example of theatrical architecture and interior design. One of few excellent opera houses in Italy, its playbill is a treasure trove for all lovers of bel canto and more. Ballets and instrumental concerts also feature in...More

1  Thank opossumd
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We went to see Carmen. Instead of setting it in a cigarette factory in Spain with bandits in the hills, it was set in a Cuban cigar factory with followers of Che Geuevara and Castro in the hills, with old posters and a Cadillac as...More

1  Thank bumsky
Reviewed 28 February 2014

If you are planning an Opera tour of Italy dont forget to see this "state of the arts" facility. I went there for the Verdi's Otello in Januray 2014. Simply the best Opera performance I have seen in Italy in that period.

Thank Andre M
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I happened to go into the theatre during our recent visit to Genoa to enquire about their operatic programme. There were no suitable performances for our dates, but the very helpful lady in the information office recommended we attend that evening’s free performance by the...More

Thank SydneyTeviot
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We went to see and hear Verdi's La Traviata. Although I thought I was ordering the tickets well in advance, I was wrong and we had high seats. Even with the less than the best location, the performance was greatly enjoyed. Bravo.

2  Thank FrankColorado
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were able to see Turandot from the balcony (galleria) and it was a good balance between price and experience. I checked out all the seats in the main area of the galleria and except for the first 2 rows the sight lines were fine....More

2  Thank bassman46
Reviewed 29 April 2012

I have been to Teatro Carlo Felice several times for the opera, ballet and performances by the symphony orchestra, with the most recent visit yesterday for the opera, Turandot by Giacomo Puccini. I’m no judge of the acoustics, staging, or the technology that provides for...More

14  Thank AnnArborMHT
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