The most beautiful opera theaters in the world? Here they are!…

In any order…

Paris Opera

PARIS OPERA – Opened in 1875, it has absolutely beautiful interiors and 1970 seats

TEATRO SAN CARLO

TEATRO SAN CARLO – Inaugurated in 1737, it is the oldest continuously active venue for public opera in Europe

MARIINSKY THEATER - Opened in 1860, was formerly known as the Kirov Theater (plus several other names)

MARIINSKY THEATER – Opened in 1860, was formerly known as the Kirov Theater (plus several other names)

ESTATES THEATER - PRAGUE

ESTATES THEATRE, PRAGUE – Opened in 1783, Mozart conducted the world premiere of Don Giovanni in this theater in 1787

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE - NEW YORK. Opened in 1966 (the existed since 1883 and had another theater which was demolished in 1967), it has 3,800 seats - the largest opera theater in the world.

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE – NEW YORK. Opened in 1966 (the existed since 1883 and had another theater which was demolished in 1967), it has 3,800 seats – the largest opera theater in the world.

Hungarian State Opera Theater

HUNGARIAN STATE OPERA HOUSE – BUDAPEST – Opened in 1884, the richly decorated interiors host 1261 seats

TEATRO COLÓN - BUENOS AIRES - Opened in 1908 after 20 years under construction, it hosts 2478 seats in it´s beautiful interior

TEATRO COLÓN – BUENOS AIRES – Opened in 1908 after 20 years under construction, it hosts 2478 seats in it´s beautiful interior

Royal Opera House, London

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE at Covent Garden – LONDON – The current building opened in 1858 and hosts 2256 seats

OPERA ROYAL DE VERSAILLES

OPERA ROYAL DE VERSAILLES – FRANCE – The main theatre and opera house of the Palace of Versailles, constructed entirely of wood and painted to resemble marble, hosts 712 seats as theater

BOLSHOI THEATER - MOSCOW

BOLSHOI THEATER – MOSCOW – Opened in 1825, it can host 1768 spectators

MARGRAVIAL OPERA HOUSE - BAYREUTH, GERMANY - Built between 1744 and 1748, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List

MARGRAVIAL OPERA HOUSE – BAYREUTH, GERMANY – Built between 1744 and 1748, it has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List

TEATRO ALLA SCALA - MILAN - Opened in 1778, one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the entire world

TEATRO ALLA SCALA – MILAN – Opened in 1778, one of the leading opera and ballet theaters in the entire world

Sydney Opera House

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – AUSTRALIA – Opened in 1973, its concert hall hosts 2679 seats

DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE THEATER - STOCKHOLM - Opened in 1766 and hosts 400 seats

DROTTNINGHOLM PALACE THEATER – STOCKHOLM – Opened in 1766 and hosts 400 seats

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