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10 Most Famous Opera Houses in the World

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

To lovers of opera the pilgrimage to the many great opera houses of the world brings together the beauty of the architecture of each house, an exquisite history and the perfect acoustics of many of the most famous opera houses still standing.

Famous Opera houses of the world(photo by: budgetplaces)

Perhaps the most famous opera house is the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Known for its perfect acoustics, this 2,000 seat opera house is the ultimate opera experience with boxes and balconies covering four tiers.

The great cities of Europe and Russia are the home to many of the most famous opera houses, such as Moscow’s Bolshoi. Often better known for its ballet, the opera house, which translates to big in English has seen many of the great opera performers and performances. The Russian capital is fascinating in many other ways, so choose one of our Moscow hotels and discover all its beauty.

Another cultural centre is London’s Royal Opera House, the third theatre on the Covent Garden site dates back to 1858 and was renovated in the 1980s and 90s.

In France, the Paris Opera is the place to see and be seen, located on Avenue de l’Opera this is the most opulent house in the world.

History tells lovers of opera that the Vienna State Opera is another wonderful house, where Mozart’s Don Giovanni is still the best opera to see.

Heading to St. Petersburg the famous Mariinsky Theatre brings the glamour and luxury of opera to a former communist city, gold and silver decorations adorn this elegant opera house.

Modern design brings perfect acoustics and generally good sight lines that is shown in the Metropolitan Opera House of New York, classic box like design from the 1960s makes this opera house famous.

Also in the US, San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House and the newly built Fort Worth Performance Hall bring modern design to their opulent houses. There are several San Francisco hotels close by, just check them out and enjoy an evening at the Opera in this amazing city!

The beauty of the Sydney Opera House reflects the sails of the boats in Sydney Harbour and bring perfect acoustics to a modern design.

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