Teatro di San Carlo

Another fine building brought to you by the House of Bourbon
The form of words they use is “the oldest continuously performing opera House in the world”. I suppose that excludes ancient Greek and Roman theatres used for the occasional opera.Built about 40 years before La Scala.
They say it was initially criticised for being too big. OK for ballet, but singers voices could never reach everyone.
The boxes all have mirrors and no curtains o you could see and be seen by the king.
These days you can hire the royal box when the President doesn’t need it.
What are these angry angels doing? The guide said they are mythical figures copied from Herculaneum.
Name the composer. He doesn’t look happy.

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