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Teatro Massimo Bellini

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Address: Via Giuseppe Perrotta 12, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 730 6111
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Fantastic acoustics in a beautiful building.

The acoustics are fantastic and it is well worth making an effort to get a ticket to a concert if there is one on when you are in the city. One could only buy tickets through the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2016
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The acoustics are fantastic and it is well worth making an effort to get a ticket to a concert if there is one on when you are in the city. One could only buy tickets through the box office for the performance that we went to see/listen to. . ie not on line. Purchasing on the morning of the performance... More 

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

we went to see a flamenco show,mainly to see the theater as they do not do tours at this time.the show was excelent, we came a bit late so the lights were off.when the show finished we had a big WOW effect! we had a booth on the last floor, galleria, and were so close to the great ceiling.a must... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was my first visit to a European opera house, and Bellini did not disappoint. The theater was beautiful inside and out. Acoustics were excellent. I enjoyed Rigoletto there and it will be a favorite memory.

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Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We came as a couple to watch Il Trovatore by Verdi. It was amazing. Acoustics couldn't get any better. Built in the 1800's, the building itself is a sight to behold. See the pictures I took of the ceiling and the statue of Bellini on the 3rd floor. You have to experience an Opera here. If you can't get box... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

We have visited the theatre and were very impressed. Beautiful and unique place. We went to see a concert in the evening and enjoyed it very much. Manager of the theatre is a very special man, welcomed us in the most pleasent way.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

A very nice theater. We had a guided tour of the theater, and as we were only two it was sort of private tour. Our guide explained everything very nicely and responded well to all our queries.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Sadly, we didn’t go inside this theatre, but the outside is amazing, with so much to see on this lovely building. Its a shame there is graffiti & the whole thing looks like it needs a clean, but well worth a visit. Some great cafes and restaurants nearby too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Situated in the lovely Piazza Bellini, the opera theatre (named after Vincenzo Bellini who was born in Catania) is unusual in that the facade is built of red sandstone.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Sadly, the guided tours are indefinitely cancelled, but I asked nicely at the box office and the Manager took us into the theatre. I have worked in theatres in Australia, so I was particularly interested in seeing it, and it is simply magnificent. He also told us there was a concert that night commemorating the death of Bellini ,(what luck!).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Find it you must. It is everything you could hope for, from the rich six tiered levels of private boxes to ther rich decor and atmosphere. Guided tours are only on some days but even the exterior. On its own is worth the short detour. On our visit the exterior space had been taken over by Red Bull and Mini... More 

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