San Carlo Theater
This is the Opera House of Naples and one of the most prestigious and well-known opera houses all over the world. Founded by Charles of Bourbon, and built by Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale, it was opened to the public the 4th of November 1737, in the king’s name-day, from which it took its name. Standing next to the Royal Palace, it can accommodate 1386 spectators, with its large audience and five rows of arches arranged in a horseshoe shape.
In the under-stage of the proscenium there is a clock. Its peculiarity is that the clock face moves, while the hands not. A legend has it that the siren, represented in
the left side of the clock, suggests to the Time (the winged figure), to go slowly, to enjoy the beauty of the arts, represented in the garments of the three Muses: Poetry, Music and Dance […]