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Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos

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Great place and good opera in this magnificent hall in old Lisbon

The production of La Traviata with its Russian soprano was very enjoyable, our orchestra seats fine... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nostalgic La Traviata at the Sao Carlo TheYdt

The San Carlos had a special history with”La Traviata”: all the great Violetta’s since the 1850’s... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Brooklyn, NY
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The major venue where opera productions are staged during the September to June season, as well as classical concerts year round.
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Rua Serpa Pinto 9, Lisbon 1200-442, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The production of La Traviata with its Russian soprano was very enjoyable, our orchestra seats fine and the hall is magnificent, especially the royal box. I bought tickets online and the site has an English language section with plenty of information. We parked a bit...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The San Carlos had a special history with”La Traviata”: all the great Violetta’s since the 1850’s have appeared there-the most famous being Maria Callas in 1958. The production was handsome; the costumes detailed, the orchestra and Horus excellent. The Russian Violetta sang beautifully and acted...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We were extremely fortunate to hear Anthony Marwood, the talented violinist perform works by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven here in a beautiful room on the third floor. A memorable evening that was followed by dinner in the adjacent Cafe Lisboa.

Thank DP1066
Reviewed 29 April 2018

My wife and I saw a Bellini Opera. It was a great experience. Wonderful production. Don't get many tourists at the Opera so if you enjoy opera this is a way to see local opera lovers. Views and sound quality for all seat are excellent....More

Thank Greg D
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Today we attended a Christmas concert by a youth choir. Free entrance; stupend venue; wonderful musical arrangements and extraordinary repertoire. The kids in the choir are unpresountious and simply wonderful. Excellent director. Do not miss, after the concert there is plenty to do in the...More

Thank JoseGGoncalvesR
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Beautiful theater building on a lovely largo with a big cafe/restaurant next door. A beautiful theater.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Teatro Sao Carlos, beautiful and historical building, is one of the best European Opera Houses, with rich and different programme, from classical works to the modern ones. Mozart, Donizetti Verdi, Wagner, Puccini, but also Stravinsky, Britten and many others can be seen there.. The productions...More

1  Thank Vladimir F
Reviewed 11 February 2017

I visited the Teatro Nacional de Sao Carlos while attending a performance of Stravinsky’s opera Oedipus Rex in November 2016. The performance was quite good, and ticket prices were very reasonable compared to other opera houses around the world (€40 for a good seat). Overall...More

1  Thank Alexinmelbourne
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I've always dreamed of attending a performance in this beautiful opera house and couldn't accomplish it due to several reasons: in one of my visits, the theatre was closed for restoration; in other, it was out of the season, and that made me sa. Finally,...More

3  Thank Celestefaisk
Reviewed 29 July 2015

One of the most beautiful opera houses in Europe. It is small but the inside walls and spaces are well-decorated and it seems you are living in the beginning of the XX century. The Theater also has a nice coffee/restaurant with tables outside and in...More

3  Thank Ana P
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Lana D
24 September 2018|
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Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
Just check their website which if I recall correctly has an English language version for you to see their entire schedule. They stage different kinks of events. Enjoy!
27 June 2018|
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Response from LisandroVoyager | Reviewed this property |
Try Googling "Lisbon concerts performances October 2018" in English. You might also go first to the "Portugal official tourism information" or the same with Lisbon. Lisbon Tourism is the city's very informative site for all... More