The 10 most important theaters in the world
Either because of their architecture or history or both, these places are true examples of art. The best part is we can visit them! Imagine watching the opera, enjoying a play or listening to a symphonic concert in one of these halls. Truly a dream come true.
Opera Garnier, Paris, France
The Opera Garnier, also known as Garnier Palace or Paris Opera, is one of the more characteristic buildings in the city of lights. Napoleon III ordered its construction to architect Charles Garnier, who designed it in Imperial Style.
Farnese Theater, Parma, Italy
Located to the north of Italy, the Farnese Theater is entirely made out of wood and plaster. In spite of the bombing it suffered during the Second World War, the city decided to keep the original design when rebuilding it. It was been used a total of nine times, to host marriages of duques and other official events.
Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, México.
This place really deserves the name “Palace” and it’s one of the most recognized Opera Houses in the world. It took over 30 years to be built and was finalized in 1934. It has been stage to countless spectacles and has hosted philharmonic orchestras from London, New York, Vienna, Moscow and more.
Giuseppe Verdi Theater, Busseto, Italy
This theater opened in 1868. It is found on the second floor of the Government palace of the city of Busseto. Inside it has the traditional “half moon” shape with 300 seats. On its roof 3 medallions can be seen which represent comedy, tragedy, melodrama and romantic drama.
Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain
With a capacity for 2049 people, entering this concert hall is a delight. The giant skylight on the roof and the stained glass on the sides combine to make a spectacular architectural effect. It is considered a world heritage by UNESCO.
Margravial Opera House, Bayreuth, Germany
It is one of the four baroque theaters in the world that are still standing today. Its stage has been kept intact since its construction in the 1740s, except for the curtains, which were stolen by Napoleon’s troops in 1812.
Colon Theater, Buenos Aires, Argentina
It was opened in 1908 with “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi. The main hall, with a horseshoe shape, fulfills the strictest rules of classic Italian and French theater.
Bolshoi Theater, Moscow, Russia
Its name literally translates to “Great Theater”. Built in 1825, the second largest European theather, after La Scala.
Winter Garden Theater, Toronto, Canada.
If you think you have seen this theater but have never been to Canada, you’re not hallucinating. A scene from the film “The Shape of Water” was filmed here. The Winter Garden Theater is on the seventh floor above the Elgin Theater. They are the last of the edwardian-era theaters in the world.
Bibiena Theater, Mantua, Italy.
In a baroque and early rococó style, this art palace was built between 1767 and 1769. This place is considered the most important work of architect Antonio Galli Bibiena. The monochromatic frescos in its interior were also painted by him.
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