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Teatro Carlo Felice
Ranked #38 of 291 things to do in Genoa
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 20, 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 historic from the outside, which makes it unique.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed December 31, 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 it, including top stars such as David Garrett (15th April 2016).

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed September 8, 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 props. The music was good and a couple of the singers were excellent.This matinee performance was for schools with left over tickets sold to the public. There were groups of children aged from about 9 to 17 and they loved it! What's more they were well behaved throughout the three-hour performance.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed February 28, 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.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Andre M
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Reviewed October 7, 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 symphony orchestra, with guest conductor Maurizio Billi. I don’t know how often free concerts are given, but there was another free afternoon concert three days later. The patrons appeared to be mainly residents of Genoa who queued about an hour before start time. We had no difficulty getting excellent seats.
The interior appearance of the theatre is quite disappointing. It struck us as being pretty utilitarian. However, acoustically it was perfect, and the seating was comfortable.
The performance, lasting almost two hours, included relatively well known pieces by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Bellini, Ponchielli, Rossini and Borodin – an excellent sampler even if you’re an unsophisticated concert-goer!
When in Genoa I strongly recommend that you check out the programme at Teatro Carlo Felice.

Date of experience: October 2013
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