List of opera companies in Europe

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This inclusive list of opera companies in Europe contains European opera companies with entries in Wikipedia plus other companies based there. Within the sections for each country, the arrangement is alphabetical by location. For a list of the most important opera companies in the world, see Lists of opera companies. For more inclusive lists of opera companies from other regions, see:

Albania[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Teatri i Operas dhe Baletit Tirana

Armenia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Armenia National Opera and Ballet Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet
Named after Alexander Spendiarian
Yerevan

Austria[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Bregenzer Festspiele Bregenz
OpernAir Gars Gars am Kamp
Oper Graz Graz
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik Innsbruck
Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck
Landestheater Linz Linz
Opera da Camera Linz Linz
Osterfestspiele Salzburg Salzburg
Salzburger Festspiele Salzburg
St. Margarethen Opera Festival Sankt Margarethen im Burgenland
Jugendstiltheater Vienna
Razumovsky Ensemble Vienna
Musiktheatertage Wien Festival Vienna
Sirene Operntheater Vienna
Volksoper Wien Vienna
Wiener Kammeroper Vienna
Wiener Staatsoper Vienna

Azerbaijan[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre Baku

Belarus[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus Minsk

Belgium[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Muziektheater Transparant Antwerp
De Vlaamse Opera Antwerp
Zomeropera Alden Biesen Bilzen
La Monnaie (De Munt) Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels
Opéra Royal de Wallonie Opéra Royal de Liège Liège

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Bosnian National Opera National Theatre in Sarajevo Sarajevo

Bulgaria[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Rousse State Opera Rousse
National Opera and Ballet Sofia
Varna Opera Theatre Varna

Croatia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Croatian National Theatre Zagreb

Cyprus[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus The Medieval Pafos Castle Pafos

Czech Republic[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Divadlo Františka Xavera Šaldy Liberec
Divadlo Josefa Kajetána Tyla Plzeň
Jihočeské divadlo České Budějovice
Moravské divadlo Olomouc Olomouc
National Theatre (Prague) National Theatre (Prague)
Estates Theatre
Prague
National Theatre (Brno) Janáček Theatre Brno
Národní divadlo moravskoslezské Divadlo Antonína Dvořáka Ostrava
Prague State Opera Prague
Severočeské divadlo opery a baletu Ústí nad Labem Ústí nad Labem

Denmark[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Aarhus KammerOpera Aarhus
Aarhus Sommeropera Aarhus
Den Jyske Opera Aarhus
Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen
Det Nordjyske Operakompagni Skørping

Estonia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Estonian National Opera Tallinn

European Union[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
European Union Opera Baden-Baden

Finland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Suomen Kansallisooppera Helsinki
Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat Savonlinna

France[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Angers-Nantes Opéra Grand Théâtre d'Angers and Théâtre Graslin Angers- Nantes
Opéra-théâtre d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse Avignon
Opéra National de Bordeaux Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux Bordeaux
Les Azuriales Opera Festival Cap Ferrat
Les Arts Florissants Théâtre de Caen Caen
Opéra municipal de Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand
Théâtre Imperial de Compiègne Compiègne
Opéra Éclaté Colomiers
Opéra de Lille Lille
Opéra-théâtre de Limoges Limoges
Opéra national de Lorraine Lorraine
Opéra National de Lyon Nouvel Opéra Lyon
Opéra de Marseille Opéra Municipal Marseille
Opera Theatre de Massy Massy
Opéra Théâtre de Metz Metz
Opéra national de Montpellier Montpellier
Opéra de Nice Nice
Opéra National de Paris Palais Garnier and
L’Opéra de la Bastille
Paris
Opéra-Comique Salle Favart Paris
Théâtre du Châtelet Paris
Grand théâtre de Provence Provence
Grand théâtre de Reims Reims
Opéra de Rennes Rennes
Opéra de Normandie Rouen
Opéra-théâtre de Saint-Étienne Saint-Étienne
Opéra National du Rhin StrasbourgColmarMulhouse
Opéra de Toulon Toulon
Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse
Grand théâtre de Tours Tours
L'Opéra of the Palace of Versailles Versailles
Opéra de Vichy Vichy

Georgia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Academy Theatre Tbilisi

Germany[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location State
Theater Aachen Aachen Nordrhein-Westfalen
Rossini in Wildbad Bad Wildbad Baden-Württemberg
Bayreuth Festival Festspielhaus Bayreuth Bayreuth Bavaria
Deutsche Oper Berlin Berlin Berlin
Komische Oper Berlin Berlin Berlin
Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin Berlin
Theater Bonn Theater der Bundesstadt Bonn Nordrhein-Westfalen
Staatstheater Braunschweig Braunschweig Niedersachsen
Theater Bremen Stadttheater Bremen Bremen Bremen
Oper Chemnitz Chemnitz Saxony
Junge Kammeroper Köln Cologne Nordrhein-Westfalen
Oper der Stadt Köln Cologne Nordrhein-Westfalen
Staatstheater Cottbus Cottbus Brandenburg
Staatstheater Darmstadt Darmstadt Hessen
Theater Dortmund Opernhaus Dortmund Dortmund Nordrhein-Westfalen
Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden Dresden Saxony
Deutsche Oper am Rhein Opernhaus Düsseldorf and Theater Duisburg Düsseldorf and Duisburg Nordrhein-Westfalen
Thüringer Landestheater Eisenach and Rudolstadt Thuringia
Theater Erfurt Erfurt Thuringia
Opernstudio der Region Nürnberg Erlangen Bavaria
Theater Essen Aalto Theatre Essen Nordrhein-Westfalen
Oper Frankfurt Opern- und Schauspielhaus Frankfurt Frankfurt Hesse
Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen Nordrhein-Westfalen
Bühnen der Stadt Gera Gera Thuringia
Stadttheater Giessen Giessen Hesse
Theater Hagen Hagen Nordrhein-Westfalen
Halle Opera Opernhaus Halle Halle Sachsen-Anhalt
Staatsoper Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Staatsoper Hannover Hannover Niedersachsen
Theater Hof Hof Bavaria
Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe Baden-Württemberg
Oper Leipzig Leipzig Saxony
Junge Oper Lübeck Lübeck Schleswig-Holstein
Nationaltheater Mannheim Mannheim Baden-Württemberg
Südthüringisches Staatstheater Meiningen Thüringen
Bayerische Staatsoper Nationaltheater München Munich Bavaria
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich Bavaria
Theater Münster Münster Nordrhein-Westfalen
Pocket Opera Company Nürnberg Bavaria
Staatstheater Nürnberg Nürnberg Bavaria
Theater Regensburg Theater am Bismarckplatz Regensburg Bavaria
Kammeroper Rheinsberg Rheinsberg Brandenburg
Staatstheater Stuttgart Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg
Ulmer Theater Ulm Baden-Württemberg
Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden Wiesbaden Hesse
Wuppertaler Bühnen Opernhaus Wuppertal Wuppertal Nordrhein-Westfalen
Mainfranken Theater Würzburg Würzburg Bavaria

Greece[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Greek National Opera Olympia Theatre (Maria Callas Central Stage) Athens
Athens Chamber Opera Athens
Opera of Thessaloniki Theatre of the Society for Macedonian Studies Thessaloniki
Corfu Chamber Opera Municipal Theatre of Corfu Corfu

Hungary[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Magyar Állami Operaház Budapest
Szegedi Nemzeti Színház Szeged
Csokonai Nemzeti Színház Debrecen
Miskolci Nemzeti Színház Miskolc
Pécsi Nemzeti Színház Pécs
Győri Nemzeti Színház Győr
Moltopera independent Budapest

Iceland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
The Icelandic Opera Reykjavík

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Anna Livia International Opera Festival Dublin
The Drawing Room Opera Company Dublin
Opera Ireland Dublin
Opera Theatre Company Dublin
Wexford Festival Opera Wexford
Glasthule Opera Company Dublin

Italy[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Opera Barga Festival Barga
Teatro Donizetti Bergamo
Teatro Comunale Bologna
Nuovo Teatro Comunale Bolzano
Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Cagliari
Teatro Massimo Bellini Catania
Teatro Ponchielli Cremona
Teatro Comunale di Firenze Teatro Comunale Florence Florence
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Teatro Comunale Florence Florence
Teatro Carlo Felice Genoa
Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini[1] Teatro Pergolesi, Spontini Theatre, Comunale Theatre, and Ferrari Theatre Jesi, Maiolati Spontini, Montecarotto, and San Marcello
Teatro Communale G. B. Pergolesi Jesi
JesolOpera Jesolo
Teatro di Messina Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Messina
Teatro alla Scala Milan
Teatro Comunale Modena Modena
Teatro di San Carlo Naples
Teatro Massimo Palermo
Teatro Regio di Parma Parma
Teatro Fraschini Pavia
Rossini Opera Festival Pesaro
Teatro Municipale Piacenza
Teatro di Pisa Pisa
Teatro Metastasio Prato
Ravenna Festival Ravenna
Operafestival di Roma Rome
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Rome
Teatro Lirico Sperimentale Spoleto
Opera InCanto Terni
Teatro Regio di Torino Turin
Teatro Comunale Giuseppe Verdi Trieste
Teatro la Fenice Venice
Arena di Verona Verona

Latvia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Latvian National Opera Riga

Liechtenstein[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Opera Vaduz Vaduz

Lithuania[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Vilnius

Luxembourg[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg Luxembourg

Republic of Macedonia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Macedonian National Theatre Skopje

Malta[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Teatru Manoel Valletta
Aurora Opera House Gozo
Astra Theatre Gozo

Monaco[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Opéra de Monte-Carlo Salle Garnier Monte Carlo

The Netherlands[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Dutch National Opera
(formerly De Nederlandse Opera)
Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam
Opera Minora Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam
OperaViva! Dutch National Opera & Ballet Amsterdam
Nederlandse Reisopera
(formerly Nationale Reisopera)
Enschede
Stichting Opera Groningen Groningen
Opera Zuid Maastricht

Norway[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Operaen i Kristiansund Kristiansund
Den Norske Opera Oslo

Poland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Opera Slaska Bytom
Opera Krakowska Kraków
Teatr Wielki Poznan
Opera i Operetka w Szczecinie Szczecin
Polish National Opera Teatr Wielki, Warsaw Warszawa
Warszawska Opera Kameralna Warszawa
Opera Wroclawska Wrocław
Baltic State Opera Gdańsk

Portugal[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Companhia Portuguesa de Opera Lisbon
Teatro Nacional de São Carlos Lisbon
Companhia all'Opera Porto[2]

Romania[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Romanian National Opera, Bucharest Bucharest
Romanian National Opera, Cluj-Napoca Cluj-Napoca

Russia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Chelyabinsk Opera and Ballet Theatre Chelyabinsk
Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre Ekaterinburg
Tatar State Opera and Ballet Theatre (named after Musa Jalil) Kazan
Krasnoyarskiy Gosudarstvennïy Teatr Operï i Baleta Krasnoyarsk
Amadei Music Theatre Moscow
Bolshoi Theatre Moscow
Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Centre Moscow
Helikon Opera Moscow
Moscow City Opera Moscow
Moscow Chamber Musical Theatre
(named after Boris Pokrovsky)
Moscow
Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre Moscow
Novaya Opera Theatre Moscow
Nizhny Novgorod Opera and Ballet Theatre Nizhny Novgorod
Novosibirsk State Opera Novosibirsk
Permskiy Akademichesky Teatr Opera i Ballet Im. P. I. Chaykovsky Perm
Rostov State Musical Theatre Rostov
Samara Opera and Ballet Theatre Samara
Mariinsky Opera Mariinsky Theatre Saint Petersburg
Mikhaylovsky Theatre Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg Chamber Opera Company Saint Petersburg
Saratovskiy Akademicheskiy Teatr Operï i Baleta Saratov
The Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre Ufa
Voronezh State Opera and Ballet Theatre Voronezh

Serbia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
National Theatre in Belgrade Belgrade
Serbian National Theatre Novi Sad

Slovakia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Slovak National Theatre Bratislava
Štátne divadlo Košice Košice
Štátna opera Banská Bystrica

Slovenia[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Ljubljana Opera and Ballet Slovene National Theatre Ljubljana Opera House Ljubljana

Spain[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Amics de l'Òpera de Sabadell Barcelona
Liceu Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona
ABAO (Asociación Bilbaína de Amigos de la Ópera
The Bilbao Association of Friends of Opera)
Euskalduna Conference Centre and Concert Hall Bilbao
Teatro Real Madrid
Teatro Cervantes Málaga
Opera de Oviedo Oviedo
Opera de San Sebastián Teatro Victoria Eugenia San Sebastián
Teatro de la Maestranza Sevilla
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía Valencia

Sweden[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Göteborgs Operan Gothenburg
Malmö Musikteater Malmö
Södertäljeoperan Södertälje
Drottningholms Slottsteater Stockholm
Folkoperan Stockholm
Kungliga Operan Stockholm
Regina - Stockholms Operamathus Stockholm
Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm
Norrlandsoperan Umeå

Switzerland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Theater Basel Basel
StadtTheater Bern Bern
Grand Théâtre de Genève Geneva
Opéra-Studio de Genève Geneva
Lausanne Opera Lausanne
Opernhaus Zürich Zürich

Turkey[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Ankara State Opera and Ballet Ankara Opera House Ankara
Antalya State Opera and Ballet Antalya
Istanbul State Opera and Ballet Atatürk Cultural Center Istanbul
Izmir State Opera and Ballet Izmir
Mersin State Opera and Ballet Mersin
Samsun State Opera and Ballet Samsun
Süreyya Opera (of Kadıköy Municipality) Süreyya Opera House Kadikoy, Istanbul

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Armonico Consort Warwickshire
Bampton Classical Opera Bampton, Oxfordshire
Birmingham Opera Company Birmingham
British Youth Opera London
Buxton Festival Buxton Opera House Buxton
Candlelight Opera Windsor
Classical Opera Company London
Company of Singers London
Early Opera Company London
English National Opera London Coliseum London
English Pocket Opera Company[3] London
English Touring Opera London-based; tours many locations
First Act Opera International Suffolk
Garsington Opera Oxfordshire
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Glyndebourne near Lewes
Grange Park Opera near New Alresford, Hants
HeadFirst Productions London
Hampstead Garden Opera London
Hatstand Opera London
Imperial Productions London
Leeds Youth Opera Leeds
London Opera Players, The New[4] Surrey
Longborough Festival Opera Longborough, Glos
Midsummer Opera[5] London
Modern Music Theatre Troupe London
National Opera Studio London
New Chamber Opera Oxford
Opera A La Carte London
Opera Anywhere[6] Sunningwell, Oxfordshire
Opera della Luna[7] Oxford
Opera for All[8] Wembley
Opera Holland Park London
Opera Integra London
Opera Interludes / London Festival Opera London and elsewhere
Opera Lyrica Oxford
Opera North Grand Theatre Leeds Leeds
Opera Seria Studio Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music Manchester[9]
Opera South Haslemere, Surrey
Pegasus Opera Company London
The Royal Opera, Covent Garden Royal Opera House London
Surrey Opera Harlequin Theatre, Redhill Croydon, Surrey
Tête à Tête London
University College Opera The UCL Bloomsbury London
W11 Opera London

Northern Ireland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Castleward Opera Strangford Lough

Scotland[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Edinburgh Grand Opera Edinburgh
Fife Opera Adam Smith Theatre Kirkcaldy
Naked Opera   Glasgow
Opera on a Shoestring   Glasgow
Scottish Opera Theatre Royal, Glasgow Glasgow

Wales[edit]

Swansea City Opera|| || Swansea

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Welsh National Opera Wales Millennium Centre Cardiff
Mid Wales Opera[10] Theatr Hafren Newtown

Ukraine[edit]

Company Principal theatre Principal location
Lviv State Opera and Ballet Lviv

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