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International Music Weeks
classical music festival known as International Music Weeks takes place
throughout May in Naples. Concerts are held at the Teatro San Carlo, the Teatro
Mercadante, and in the neoclassical Villa Pignatelli. For information, contact
the Teatro San Carlo box office (PHONE: 081/7972331 or 081/7972412).
dei Monumenti (May
of Monuments) is sponsored by the Council of Naples, with events occurring every
weekend during the month. Each year the theme is slightly different. Included is
a a series of guided walks through the historic district, even through the
city's underground passages. Chamber music recitals, concerts, operettas,
performances of classic Neapolitan songs, and even soccer matches and horse
races add to the celebration.
June, beginning of July
Neapolis Rock Festival
di Bagnoli Via Coroglio 49
annual music show has now been running for five years and has become very
popular amongst rock music fans. It usually takes place at the end of June or
the beginning of July, in the areas around Italsider di Bagnoli, and lasts for
about a week.
Carlo 98, across from the Galleria Umberto
Carlo is one of the largest opera houses in Italy, with some of the best
acoustics. Built in only 6 months for King Charles's birthday in November 1737,
it has been restored in a gilded, neoclassical style. Grand-scale productions
are presented on the 12,000 sq. foot main stage. October through May, the box
office is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm; June through September Monday to
Friday 10am to 4:30pm (closed in August).
elegant theatre in the residential zone of Chiaia but close to the night life
program varies with famous cultural works and interesting productions by small,
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Parthenopean theatre is situated very near the Via Toledo and the city centre,
and is easily accessible on the funicular (ANM line Piazza Duca d'Aosta - Piazza
regularly hosts celebrities from the world of cinema and television in a variety
of performances: classical and modern, comedy, musicals etc. The interior of
the theatre was recently enlarged, and it now has a capacity of 1600.
11am-1.30pm, 4.30pm-8pm daily.
known Vomerese theatre, was built in 1922, but opened to the public in March
Due to the
successful performances, in a short time it was one of the most important
theatres in Naples. In 1945 the roof was destroyed by bombs, and rebuilt by Gino
Avena, one of the top architects of that time. In 1973 it was completely
destroyed and rebuilt in only 6 months.
past 25 years, the Diana theatre has welcomed the best Italian actors: Vittorio
Gassman, Adalberto Lionello, Enrica Blanc, Mariangela Melato, Aroldo Tieri,
Giuliana Jodice, Pupella Maggio, Luca De Filippo, Rossella Falk, Nino Manfredi,
this Neapolitan theatre has the highest number of subscribers and a growing
audience which every day manages to fill 1800 seats.
18th century theatre, in the heart of Naples' old town, characterised by
marvellous, rococo style architecture.
building has a large seating area with velour seats and a long series with
boxes and mini boxes among which the central royal box stands out for its regal
elegance. This theatre was the centre of theatrical activity for the famous
Neapolitan comical actress, Luisa Conte and her company, much loved by the
locals, for around 20 years. Since the actress's death, her place has been taken
by the great young actress Lara Sansone who, together with the Sanazzaro theatre
company, now brings to the stage the Neapolitan comedies of times gone by, a
comedy which mirrors the heart of Naples' historical centre.