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A List of Opera Houses of the World, with photos. These are the best, and most beautiful opera houses in the World. Operas have been popular for centuries, especially in Italy where the first opera house opened in the 1600's. While seen today as a medium of the upper-class, opera has historically been loved by all. Composers continue to compose operas even today, and the box seats are, as always, in demand. Since Operas are usually large productions, opera houses are in-turn also large. Opera houses must support multiple facilities, such as costumes, orchestra, and props. Today, some opera houses use electronic technology to enhance their acoustics, but there are still many purists who prefer to hear a performer's voice in as natural a state as possible, especially when they sing.
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58 44
La Scala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
La Scala

2
51 37
Vienna Staatsoper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Vienna Staatsoper

3
33 24
Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
JordanClunn added Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires San Nicolás, Buenos Aires , Argentina

4
32 24
Palais Garnier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
France , Paris

5
38 31
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theate... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Odessa Opera and Ballet Theater Odessa

6
41 36
Royal Opera House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Royal Opera House

7
29 25
Sydney Opera House is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Australia , Sydney

8
21 17
Mariinsky Theatre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
OlgaChukova added Saint Petersburg

9
43 41
Teatro de Cristobal Colón is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Teatro de Cristobal Colón

10
27 25
Bolshoi Theatre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Bolshoi Theatre

11
18 16
Bayreuth Festspielhaus`Bayreut... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Bayreuth Festspielhaus`Bayreuth

12
19 19
Liceu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Liceu

13
23 24
Opera house in Oslo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Opera house in Oslo

14
15 15
La Fenice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
La Fenice

15
11 13
Semperoper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Semperoper

16
6 10
Palacio de Bellas Artes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Palacio de Bellas Artes

17
9 14
Komische Oper Berlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Komische Oper Berlin

18
11 18
Four Seasons Centre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Four Seasons Centre

19
14 22
San Francisco War Memorial Ope... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

20
10 17
Tbilisi Opera Hall is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Tbilisi Opera Hall

21
10 17
Façade of De Munt/ La Monnaie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Façade of De Munt/ La Monnaie

22
7 15
Teatr Wielki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Teatr Wielki

23
7 15
The Copenhagen Opera House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
The Copenhagen Opera House

24
5 13
Verona Arena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Verona Arena

25
3 11
Wales Millennium Centre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Wales , Cardiff

26
3 11
Opera house of Metz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Opera house of Metz

27
3 12
Latvian National Opera is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Latvian National Opera

28
3 12
São Carlos Opera House is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
São Carlos Opera House

29
4 14
The Stopera is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
The Stopera

30
4 14
Ankara Opera House is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Ankara Opera House

31
4 14
Croatian National Theatre in Z... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

32
3 13
Palace of Culture is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Palace of Culture Iași

33
2 11
Yerevan Opera House is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Yerevan Opera House

34
2 11
Severance Hall is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
JordanClunn added Severance Hall

35
1 9
The Göteborg Opera is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Gothenburg , Sweden

36
1 9
National Academic Theatre of O... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia

37
1 9
Great Theatre of Havana is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Great Theatre of Havana

38
2 13
Hanoi Opera House is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Hanoi , Vietnam

39
2 13
Kennedy Center is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Kennedy Center

40
1 10
Azerbaijan State Academic Oper... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

41
0 8
Sayed Darwish Theatre is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Opera Houses in the World
Sayed Darwish Theatre