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© Alfredo Rocha

Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

  • Original Authors:
  • José da Costa e Silva
  • (1793)

This opera theatre’s interior, in a late Baroque style, which is acknowledged as a perfect example of theatre architecture, underwent a number of adaptations over the years. The auditorium itself features a flamboyant aristocratic décor, with ornamental elements by Giovanni Appianni and a ceiling painted by Manuel da Costa and Cirilo Wolkmar Machado. Listed as a National Monument in 1928, the building’s extraordinary value and architectural beauty, and its annual programming, have made the São Carlos opera house an inescapable institution in Portuguese cultural life.

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