The Most Beautiful Opera Houses In The World

Opera houses are the most elegant and graceful representations of a place’s culture.

Opera houses are grand, magnificent and beautiful. They reflect the cultural style of a place through the architecture. The architecture can be historic in its style like the one in Naples or even something as unique as the famous one in Sydney. Some are even futuristic in their architectural style and equally majestic to look at it. Much like the opera as an art form, the opera houses are also an experience that is hard to understand if you have never been to one. Here are some of the most beautiful opera houses in the world that you should visit at least once in your life.

La Scala

This one is perhaps the most famous opera house in the world and was built in 1778. Located in Milan, La Scala has witnessed the performances of classic, historical figures in the opera industry like Maria Callas and Claudio Abbado. The architecture and interiors of this magnificent opera house will remind of the royal and majestic times. The first ever performance in this opera house was the two act opera, L’Europariconosciouta. For 250 years, La Scala has stood tall witnessing the evolution of the opera as an art form and holding some of the greatest performances till date.

Sydney Opera House

Another famous opera house on the list, the Sydney Opera House is located in Bennelong Point just overlooking the Sydney Harbor. This beautiful structure is dazzling addition to the overwhelming beautiful skyline of Australia. The gorgeous architecture of this opera house was designed by the Pritzker Prize winning architect, JornUtzon. The opera house debuted in 1973 with its first performance of War and Peace by Sergei Prokofiev. In 2007, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known to be one of the greatest architectural marvels of the 20th century.


While we are talking about gorgeous architecture and opera houses, how can the French be left behind! The PalaisGarnier opera house was constructed between 1861 and 1875. Designed by the French architect, Charles Garnier, this opera house has even been a part of literature as the setting of the novel, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Located in Paris, this one of the city’s most beautiful and iconic buildings and has been a host to eminent artists like Beethoven and Mozart

Urbee Sarkar

A content writer by the day and hardcore Netflix enthusiast by the night, Urbee believes the world to be a story, a ‘tour de force’ in the making. A blind supporter of coffee, she spends her time with her face buried in books on most days when she is not writing. On the other days, she strums her favourite songs while secretly planning for her next trip into the mountains. Urbee is a lit post-grad who has worked as a feature writer for digital media firms and believes the content industry to be her calling.
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