Andrea Bocelli: Tre Secoli d'Amore

Andrea Bocelli is coming to Naples: the Italian singer will perform the most famous opera arias in a night dedicated to love and its role in the world of Belcanto. The perfect frame for this unique event is the wonderful Teatro San carlo

Choose among the selected hotels and ensure yourself a ticket to enjoy a perfect stay in Naples  with Enjoylive Travel!

 


INCLUDED IN OUR PACKAGES
1 Ticket for the Concert
2 nights in hotel 3-4* (21-23/05)
1 Art Book Therapy "Colora i Teatri" gift each room
Delivery of the tickets to the hotel
24h hours phone assistance


Category A:
1 Ticket in Central Box 2nd-3rd row a/o Lateral Box 1st row Cat. 1
2 nights in 3* CHIAJA HOTEL DE CHARME or similar - Naples

Category B:
1 Ticket in Central Box 1st row, 1st category
2 nights in 4* PALAZZO TURCHINI or similar - Naples

Category C:
1 Ticket in  Parterre, 1st category
2 nights in 4* GRAND HOTEL ORIENTE or similar - Naples

 

For all categories:
Price is per person in double room - breakfast included
Extra night per person double room per person, breakfast included: on request
Supplement in single room per person, breakfast included: on request

 

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INFORMATION & DETAILS
The offers written above can be modified based on customers' needs and requests, different combination of hotel and ticket categories available.
City Tax is not included: most Italian and European Municipalities have introduced the Local City Tax that has to be paid directly on spot. It is applied per night per person and depends on the hotels category.
The project “Colora i Teatri” is an elegant Art Book with images of the main Italian and European Opera Houses ready to be coloured. The exclusive creation is delivered to Enjoylive Travel customers in their hotel room, a gift to remember the beauty of the journey in the heart of music.
Hotel prices on individual basis, other hotel available on request, other hotels in Lido or Mestre which do not require a minimum stay of 3 nights available on request
Tailor made packages on request for groups and individuals
DISCLAIMER
Once confirmed tickets are not refundable
In case of strike announced by Theatre management and/or in the case of 'Force Majeure' (earthquake, natural disaster or a performer illness), Enjoylive Travel shall not be held responsible for the event cancellation and will refund only the face value of the tickets.
 

Program and cast

CAST:
Conductor: Eugene Kohn
Tenor: Andrea Bocelli 
Soprano: Maria Aleida 
Orchestra of Teatro di San Carlo

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Teatro San Carlo Naples Italy

Teatro di San Carlo Napoli; San Carlo Opera House; Real Teatro di San Carlo Naples.


 

The Real Teatro di San Carlo (Royal Theatre of Saint Charles), its original name under the Bourbon monarchy but known today as simply the Teatro di San Carlo, is anopera house in Naples, Italy. It is located adjacent to the central Piazza del Plebiscito, and connected to the Royal Palace.

 

It is one of the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in the world, opening in 1737, only five years after the Manoel Theatre in Malta and decades before both the Milan's La Scala and Venice's La Fenice theatres. [1]

The opera season runs from late January to May, with the ballet season taking place from April to early June. The house once had a seating capacity of 3,285.[2] but nowadays has been reduced to 1414 seats.[3] Given its size, structure and antiquity was the model for the following theatres in Europe.

 

History of the opera house

Commissioned by the Bourbon King Charles VII of Naples (Carlo VII in Italian), Charles wanted to endow Naples with a new and larger theatre to replace the old, dilapidated, and too-small Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621, which had served the city well, especially after Scarlatti had moved there in 1682 and had begun to create an important opera centre which existed well into the 1700s.

Thus, the San Carlo was inaugurated on 4 November 1737, the king's name day, with the performance of the opera Domenico Sarro's Achille in Sciro, which was based on the 1736 libretto by Metastasio which had been set to music that year by Antonio Caldara. As was customary, the role of Achilles was played by a woman, Vittoria Tesi, called "Moretta"; the opera also featured soprano Anna Peruzzi, called "the Parrucchierina" and tenor Angelo Amorevoli. Sarro also conducted the orchestra in two ballets as intermezzi, created by Gaetano Grossatesta, with scenes designed by Pietro Righini. The first seasons highlighted the royal preference for dance numbers, and featured among the performers famous castrati.

In the late 18th century, Christoph Willibald Gluck was called to Naples by the impresario Tufarelli to direct his 1852 Clemenza di Tito at the theatre, and Johann Christian Bach in 1761-62 brought two operas, Catone in Utica and Alessandro nell'Indie.

1737: Construction of the Teatro di San Carlo

The new opera house was designed by Giovanni Antonio Medrano, a military architect, and Angelo Carasale, the former director of the San Bartolomeo. The horseshoe-shaped auditorium is the oldest in the world. It was built at a cost of 75,000 ducats. The hall was 28.6 meters long and 22.5 meters wide, with 184 boxes, including those of proscenium, arranged in six orders, plus a royal box capable of accommodating ten people, for a total of 1,379 seats. Including standing room, the theatre could hold over 3,000 people. The fastidious composer and violinist Louis Spohr reviewed the size and acoustic properties of this opera house very thoroughly on 15 February 1817 and concluded that:

there is no better place for ballet and pantomime. Military movements of infantry and cavalry, battles, and storms at sea can be represented here without falling into the ludicrous. But for opera, itself, the house is too large. Although the singers, Signora Isabella Colbran, [Prima Donna of the Teatro San Carlo opera company and Rossini's future wife], and the Signori Nozzari, Benedetti, etc., have very strong voices, only their highest and most stentorian tones could be heard. Any kind of tender utterance was lost.

Much admired for its architecture, its gold decorations, and the sumptuous blue upholstery (blue and gold being the official colours of the Bourbons), the San Carlo was now the biggest opera house in the world.[6] In relation to the power of the existing Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Beauvert notes that the design of the house, with its 184 boxes lacking any curtains was so that "no one could avoid the scrutiny by the sovereign" who had his private access from the Royal Palace.

In 1809 Domenico Barbaia was appointed manager of the royal opera houses in Naples and remained in charge until 1841. He soon established a reputation for innovative and dazzling productions, which attracted both the public and leading singers to the opera house.

 

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