Teatro di San Carlo


La Reggia Designer Outlet alongside the Teatro di San Carlo: the combination of fashion and culture through the common denominator of art

The beginning of this partnership will be celebrated on May 5th during the inauguration of the exhibition "Prêt à parterre: di moda in modi at San Carlo" set up within our Center and destined to continue throughout the month.

The exhibition

PRÊT À PARTERRE: DI MODA IN MODI AL SAN CARLO

From May 5th - and until June 30th - at our Centre, it will be possible to visit the exhibition "Prêt à parterre: di moda in modi at San Carlo". A collection of vintage photos, stage clothes, and accessories from the Museum and Historical Archive of the Neapolitan Theater to trace the evolution of fashion from the 1950s to the present day, through shots, some of which from the Riccardo Carbone Photographic Archive, which they portray characters and habitués of the Neapolitan Massimo, including Eduardo De Filippo, Totò, Maria Callas, Sophia Loren, Ingrid Bergman, and Roberto Rossellini. The fashion of the "firsts" is a reflection of a society that is changing, between styles and ways in perennial change.

Teatro di San Carlo

THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE

Next to Piazza del Plebiscito symbol of the City of Naples, stands the Italian lyric temple. The Teatro di San Carlo was built in 1737, by the will of King Charles III of Bourbon who strongly intended to give the city a new theatre that would represent royal power. The restructuring of the theatre bears the signature of the architect and set designer Antonio Niccolini (1772-1850). The leader of Neoclassicism in Naples intervenes, on several occasions, in the building which gradually acquires its present appearance. The first phase of the metamorphosis concerns the facade, transfigured by elements of classicist grammar and Hellenizing decorations, with the consequent addition of the foyer and the recreation and refreshment areas. The works ended 2 years later. With Nicolini the theatre thus acquires the connotations of the temple, becoming a monument-symbol of the city.
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