Opera World has compiled a World’s Most Famous Opera Theaters Season 2015/2016 list for its readers. This list has been divided by countries, cities and theatres, so as to grant easy access to opera fans all over the world.
Germany is undoubtedly one of the main opera centres for the enthusiastic opera-lover due to its wide range of theatres and very diverse yet rich programming. Here are the direct links to the principal opera houses:
Hamburg: Hamburguische Staatsoper
Munich: Bayerische Staatsoper
In South America and more specifically Argentina, opera seasons differ with regards to standard programming. The season 2015/2016 does not begin until April 2016 and ends in December of the same year. Nevertheless, there are some titles of the current season which can still be seen and enjoyed by clicking on the following link: Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires.
The main Austrian opera centre is beyond any doubt its capital, Vienna, an unquestionable place of pilgrimage for bel-canto worshippers. Another very special place is the Salzburg summer festival, although it is still too early for the 2016 edition program.
Linz: Landestheatre Linz
Vienna: Wiener Staatsoper
Brussels: La Monnaie
Sofia: Opera Sofía
Bratislava: Slovak National Theatre
In addition to Spain’s decidedly most important opera houses, Teatro del Liceu and Teatro Real, we have decided to include theatres of smaller yet equally high artistic resonance.
Barcelona:Teatro del Liceu
La Coruña: Palacio de la Ópera
Oviedo: Teatro Campoamor
Sevilla: Teatro de la Maestranza
Valencia: Les Arts
The United States is one of the most active countries in terms of opera seasons, with many small and medium size companies operating alongside one of the internationally best-known operatic coliseums: the Metropolitan Opera House.
Chicago: Lyric Opera
Dallas: The Dallas Opera
Los Angeles: LA OPERA
New York: Metropolitan Opera House
San Francisco: San Francisco Opera
Seattle: Seattle Opera
Washington: The Kennedy Center
The list of the main French opera seasons 2015/2016 does not only put the
spotlight on the Ville Lumière, Paris, but underlines the importance of smaller cities such as Lyon and Marseille.
Lyon: Opéra de Lyon
Marseille: Opera Marseille
Montpellier: Opéra National
Toulouse: Théâtre du Capitole
Amsterdam: Dutch National Opera
Budapest: Hungarian State Opera
Any real and serious list of international opera seasons 2015/2016 can not let Italy slip from memory. The birthplace of opera offers a varied and highly important concentration of operatic venues distributed all over its national borders.
Florence: Opera di Firenze
Genova: Teatro Carlo Felice
Milan: Teatro alla Scala
Naples: Teatro di San Carlo
Palermo: Teatro Massimo
Turin: Teatro Regio
The United Kingdom is endowed with the presence of one of the world’s most important opera theatres, the Royal Opera House, alongside another opera house which offers the great operatic repertoire in Shakespeare’s language, the English National Opera.
Cardiff: Welsh National Opera
Edinburgh: Scottish Opera
Oslo: Den Norske Opera
Prague: National Theatre
Saint Petersburg: Mariinsky
Geneva: Grand Théâtre de Genève
Zürich: Opernhaus Zürich