Opera Houses are some of the best architectural treasures in the world. They were built to show the wealth and power of the city. Apart from various performances, the architecture of the opera houses has much cultural significance. Most of these Opera houses are usually open for tourists to view its brilliant structure. You need not explicitly have to go when there is a performance. However, you will have an unforgettable experience when you visit the opera house when the performance is going on.
The following are some of the top Opera Houses in the world:
La Scala, Milan, Italy:
La Scala Opera house was built in the year 1778 and it has about four tires and separate lodges. It is the home of Verdi, Rossini, Donizetti, and Bellini. The concave channels under the wooden floor of the orchestra provide the theatre with excellent acoustics.
Opéra Royal, Versailles Court Theater:
The Opera Royal is located in France, and it is one of the most beautiful opera houses that were ever built. The building has wooden walls which are painted in a way that it looks like marble. The theatre has a traditional Italian look, and it has two balconies which are topped by colonnade which looks as it extends to infinity as they have placed mirrors to reflect the view. Ange Jacques built the theatre in the year 1769. It was built for the marriage of King Louis XVI to an Austrian Princess named Marie-Antonie. After the French revelation, the arena was used for special occasions and now is used for hosting special gala performances and events.
Vienna Staatsoper is located in Austria, and it was built in the year 1896. The theatre was inaugurated with the performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The Staatsoper is one of the best opera houses in the world, and it was the centre of musical life in Vienna. The theatre was destroyed in the year 1945 by allies during the Second World War. However, the grand staircase and other public areas were not damaged in the bomb attack. The theatre was later restored, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fidelio was performed after the war as a hymn to freedom.
Paris is a city which has many beautiful structures, and the Paris Opera is one among such marvellous structures. The theatre was built in the year 1875, and it was made in such a way that it is suitable for both opera and ballet. The opera house has a brilliant interior, and in the year 1962, a fresco was created in the centre of the ceiling.
Sydney Opera House:
The Sydney Opera House has a spectacular view of the sailboat-dotted water. The building is so beautiful that you not necessarily have to come here to see the performances, you can come to see the architecture of the opera house and many tours are also provided.