The Teatro Nuovo (New Theatre) is a theatre located on Via Montecalvario in the Quartieri Spagnoli district of Naples. The original theatre was an opera house designed by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro. Completed in 1724, it was also known as the Teatro Nuovo sopra Toledo and the Teatro Nuovo de Montecalvario. The theatre specialised in the opera buffa genre and saw the world premieres of hundreds of operas in its heyday. These included fifteen of Cimarosa's operas and seven of Donizetti's. The present theatre is the third to have been erected on the site following its destruction by fire in 1861 and again in 1935.
The first theatre was originally owned by Giacinto de Laurentis and Angelo Carasale who had it built on a small garden near the church of Santa Maria della Concezione a Montecalvario. It was designed by Domenico Antonio Vaccaro who had also designed the reconstruction of the church. Prior to the construction of the Teatro Nuovo, the Teatro dei Fiorentini was the only theatre in Naples hosting performances of opera buffa written in Neapolitan dialect. It was, however, very small (seating only 250 people), was lit by only two large torches, and had not been originally built as an opera house. The ever-increasing popularity of the opera buffa genre led to local impresarios opening new theatres to accommodate the new audiences. The Teatro della Pace which opened the same year as the Teatro Nuovo was as small as the Fiorentini and had been converted from a private prose theatre in the home of Prince Tiberio Carafa.
|Monday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
|Sunday||8:30 AM – 6:30 PM|
Gabriele Busnelli | Jan 2, 2018
One of the places more loaded with history in a city full of history. Plan to spend at least four hours contemplating the paintings and decorations in the church (where the altar is in fact nothing but... wood stucco and paper!), the sacristy and adjacent rooms, the paintings gallery, the section devoted to historical Christmas Cribs, tons of old maps of Napoli.... and, last but not least, the superb overlook of the city.
Mark S | Feb 16, 2018
Most of this art gallery is closed for restauration. We were very disappointed as it is a spectacular place. You can visit some rooms but most of the downstairs galleries were closed when we visited (Feb 2018).
Giovanni Curreli | Jan 7, 2018
The place, located just under the castle of Sant'Elmo, offers a wide focus on Neapolitan history and culture, from many points of view. Here are exposed and satisfactorily described models of real ships from various epoques, as well as fantastic paintings and sculptures; in this museum are also exposed operas from the perhaps greatest Neapolitan tradition,, the "Presepe". Nonetheless there is a fantastic garden, with a view on Castel dell'Ovo and Lungomare Caracciolo.
DAVID SNYDER | Oct 11, 2017
Overwhelmingly beautiful church and monastic complex filled with outstanding fresco cycles, an impressive cloister filled with some of the most impressive sculpture of the 16th century, along with a collection and exhibition of wonderful artworks. Great panoramic view of the city as well.
Oleg Naumov | Oct 30, 2017
Excellent monument of medieval and Renaissance culture and architecture. You have to buy a ticket to get in. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.
Yevheniia | Aug 31, 2017
It was ok, nothing special. Great view, but many parts were closed. Unfortunately everything is only in Italian and it was the only museum in Naples without any maps or schemes for tourists with at least some explanations
Marco Roveri | Apr 29, 2018
Gorgeous place with a fantastic view of Naples and the islands.
Cody King | Jul 6, 2018
Very nice place and it was only €6. A lot of religious artwork. There is also a "garden" in the back that looks over the city and ocean.
Akshay Coppa | Jul 10, 2018
Too expensive for the place. It's a museum consisting of photo galleries of 18th and 19th century. You have a nice view of the city and the mountains surrounding it. Please open Wikipedia and read to understand the place instead of buying the audio guide. Iould recommend this place only if you have nothing else to do in your to do items.
Jacob Goldfarb | Jun 16, 2018
Impossibly huge museum, but not really for me. Lots of the rooms and spaces were closed or off limits due to repairs.
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