The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Opera Houses


As you’re traveling the world, you will come across lots of beautiful historical architecture. This includes opera houses, which are rich in entertainment history. Here are the top ten most beautiful opera houses in the world to visit during your travels.

Sydney Opera House, Australia

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The Sydney Opera House is one of the most famous opera houses in the world, and it is a masterpiece of late modern architecture. While the white-shelled facility hosts a variety of performances and events, it also has frequent tours and exhibitions.

Prague State Opera, Czech Republic

Opened in 1888, the Prague State Opera House is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. The facility hosts various performances, such as ballets, operas, and concerts for tourists and locals to enjoy. There is no official dress code at this opera house, making it easy for anyone to attend.

Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

The Bolshoi Theatre has been through just about everything: revolutions, wars, fires. Its beautiful architecture and interiors create a memorable atmosphere for every performance. The theater has held performances by notable names like Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich.

Teatro di San Carlo, Italy

The Teatro di San Carlo is the oldest working opera house in the world; it opened in 1737 and was significant at the time. Additionally, it has the oldest auditorium, remaining horseshoe-shaped to enhance the acoustics.

Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest

Designed by Mikos Ybl, the completion of the Hungarian State Opera in 1884 was the architect’s finest work. The Neo-Renaissance brought paintings and sculptures from acclaimed artists. This opera house has impressive acoustics and previously hosted notable composers Otto Klemperer and Gustav Mahler.

Paris Opera, France

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Founded by King Louis XIV himself in 1669, the Paris Opera held numerous orchestral performances and shows. It’s considered an architectural masterpiece and houses grandiose decor for visitors to admire.

National Theater for the Performing Arts, China

Hosting numerous performances, workshops, events, and concerts, the National Theater of the Performing Arts opened in late 2007. It’s the largest theater complex in Asia and has a semi-spherical appearance. This theater holds an opera hall, music hall, theater, art exhibition halls, audio shops, restaurants, and other facilities.

Royal Opera House, United Kingdom

Holding numerous performances from Handel, the Royal Opera House opened in the 18th century and is considered one of the most famous opera houses in the country. The Royal Opera House hosts tours, allows backstage access, offers dining and drinks for tourists, and has an impressive glass roof.

Metropolitan Opera House, New York

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Opened in 1880, the Metropolitan Opera House houses the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, two theaters, and a library. It has not only hosted classical performances but also opened its doors for experimental and innovative works. The Metropolitan is the largest center for classical music in the United States.

Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires was dreamt up by multiple architects and offers some of the best acoustics in the world. It features beautiful interiors in different styles, displays statues, and has a captivating atmosphere.

Beautiful Opera Houses

When you decide to travel the world, visit a couple of opera houses along the way. Not only are the shows impeccable, but they also provide a view into the history of entertainment.

Dianne Pajo

Dianne Pajo is a writer based out of the Chicagoland area with a passion for music, combat sports, and animals. She enjoys competing in amateur boxing and kickboxing, but in her other leisure time, you can find her performing music around the city. She is also a dog mom of 2.

1 thought on “The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Opera Houses”

  1. It would have been nice o see the inside of some of these opera houses as well. Teatro Colon is an abslote gem too bad its inside was not shown

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