Teatro San Carlo

Top choice opera in Toledo & Quartieri Spagnoli

San Carlo's opera season runs from November or December to June, with occasional summer performances. Sample prices: a place in the 6th tier (€40), the stalls (€75 to €110) or the side box (if you're under 30 with ID, €30). Ballet season runs from late October to April or early May; tickets range from €30 to €100, with €20 tickets for under-30s.

Be aware that not all shows take place on the main stage, with other venues including the smaller Teatrino di Corte in neighbouring Palazzo Reale.