Naples' San Carlo Theatre Co. embarks on world tour

Sep 20, 2013 1225

One of Italy's most historic opera companies is taking some of the country's most beloved operas – as well as some Italian culture – to the Middle East, Russia and the United States. The Teatro di San Carlo, which was founded in Naples in 1737 and is Europe's oldest, continuously active venue for public opera, begins its worldwide tour in the Sultanate of Oman, one of the first times the opera company has travelled to the Middle East.

From there, San Carlo will travel to the Russian city of St. Petersburg before flying on to the West Coast of the United States for performances in San Francisco. The Naples company's tour opened last Saturday at Oman's Royal Opera House Muscat, which began its 2013/2014 season with Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville.

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