List of opera houses

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This is a list of notable opera houses listed by continent, then by country with the name of the opera house and city. The opera company is sometimes named for clarity.

Africa[edit]

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria

Egypt[edit]

South Africa[edit]

  • Artscape Opera House (Cape Town Opera Company), Cape Town
  • Johannesburg Civic Theatre
  • Pretoria State Theatre

Asia[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

China[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Georgia's Tbilisi Opera

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Palace of Culture (Istana Budaya), Kuala Lumpur

Iran[edit]

Israel[edit]

Japan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Oman[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Singapore[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Taiwan[edit]

Main entrance to the Ankara Opera House

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Hanoi Opera House

Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of Uzbekistan, Tashkent

Vietnam[edit]

Europe[edit]

Vienna Staatsoper at night
Opera/Ballet Theatre, Baku
La Monnaie, Brussels

Albania[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • National theatre Opera and Ballet, Sarajevo

Bulgaria[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Copenhagen Opera House

Denmark[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Palais Garnier, Paris

Germany[edit]

Semperoper, Dresden
Theater Duisburg (2009)
Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe

Greece[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Hungarian State Opera House

Iceland[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Italy[edit]

La Scala, Milan
Interior: La Fenice, Venice, 1837
Teatro San Carlo, Naples: View from the royal box
Teatro Massimo, Palermo, biggest theater in Italy and third in Europe

Latvia[edit]

Latvian National Opera

Lithuania[edit]

Malta[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

  • Macedonian Opera and Ballet[8]
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam

Moldova[edit]

Monaco[edit]

The new opera house, Oslo, Norway
Teatr Wielki, Warsaw (restored)

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

São Carlos main façade, Lisbon

Romania[edit]

Iaşi Romanian National Opera

Russia[edit]

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg

Serbia[edit]

Teatro Real, Madrid
Gothenburg Opera
Läckö Castle
Läckö Castle - venue of the Castle Opera

Slovakia[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

England[edit]

Royal Opera House, London
Wales Millennium Centre

Northern Ireland[edit]

Scotland[edit]

Wales[edit]

North America[edit]

The Four Seasons Centre, from University Avenue and Queen Street
Great Theatre of Havana
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City

Canada[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Panamá Teatro Nacional

United States[edit]

The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., as seen from the Potomac River
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
Sarasota Opera House, March 2008, after complete interior and exterior renovation
Wortham Center, Houston, Texas

Oceania[edit]

Opera House, Wellington

Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

South America[edit]

Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires
Teatro Amazonas, Manaus
Teatro de Cristobal Colón, Bogotá
Teatro Solís, Montevideo

Argentina[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Peru[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Croatian National Theatre, Osijek website
  2. ^ Croatian National Theatre, Rijeka website
  3. ^ Croatian National Theatre, Split website
  4. ^ Croatian National Theatre, Varaždin website
  5. ^ Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb. Per website: "The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb" seems to be its official name in English and whatever other language they speak
  6. ^ Apollo Municipal Theater "La Piccola Scala"
  7. ^ Icelandic opera official website in English
  8. ^ Macedonian Opera and Ballet company
  9. ^ Comic Opera House for Children, Bucharest official website
  10. ^ Galaţi Musical Theatre, official website
  11. ^ Romanian National Opera, Iaşi official website
  12. ^ Craiova Lyric Theatre official website
  13. ^ National Operetta Theatre, Bucharest official website
  14. ^ Opera and Ballet Theatre, Constanţa official website
  15. ^ Opera Braşov, Braşov official website
  16. ^ Romanian National Opera, Timișoara official website
  17. ^ http://www.bolshoi.ru/en/partners/sovet/
  18. ^ http://www.uralopera.ru/en/about.php
  19. ^ http://helikon.ru/eng_default.php
  20. ^ http://www.kazan-opera.ru/en/about/history/
  21. ^ http://www.novayaopera.ru/en?page=theatre
  22. ^ http://www.opera-novosibirsk.ru/index.php?locale=en_us
  23. ^ http://www.operann.ru/
  24. ^ http://stanmus.com/
  25. ^ http://www.chelopera.ru/
  26. ^ http://www.operaballet.net/en/
  27. ^ http://www.buryatia.ru/buryatia/culture/index_e.html
  28. ^ http://www.spbopera.ru/en/
  29. ^ http://www.rostovopera.ru/about.html
  30. ^ http://www.opera-centre.ru/centre
  31. ^ http://www.operaizh.ru/
  32. ^ http://astoperahouse.ru/en/
  33. ^ Dnipropetrovsk Opera official website, in Russian
  34. ^ Donetsk Opera listed on Operabase.com
  35. ^ Kharkiv Opera official website, in Russian
  36. ^ Lviv National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet official website, in English
  37. ^ Odessa State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre official website, in English
  38. ^ "Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in New York City". Travel + Leisure. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  39. ^ Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, NY - NY Daily News (Retrieved on June 21, 2009)[dead link]
  40. ^ Moores School of Music list of opera performances, 2009/10
  41. ^ University of Houston facilities
  42. ^ Oamaru Opera house website
  43. ^ Teatro Avenida's official website showing 2009 performances
  44. ^ Teatro El Circulo website showing 2009 performances of operas
  45. ^ Teatro Municipal official website with opera offerings, 2009

Sources

  • Allison, John (ed.), Great Opera Houses of the World, supplement to Opera Magazine, London 2003
  • Beauvert, Thierry, Opera Houses of the World, The Vendôme Press, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-86565-978-8
  • Lynn, Karyl Charna, Opera: the Guide to Western Europe's Great Houses, Santa Fe, New Mexico: John Muir Publications, 1991. ISBN 0-945465-81-5
  • Lynn, Karyl Charna, Italian Opera Houses and Festivals, Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2005. ISBN 0-8108-5359-0
  • Plantamura, Carol, The Opera Lover's Guide to Europe, Citadel Press, 1996, ISBN 0-8065-1842-1