World's Most Famous Opera Theaters Season 2015/2016 list

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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

Recopilación de las principales temporadas de ópera 2015/2016
Bayerische Staatsoper

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:

Baden-BadenFestpiel

BerlinDeutsche OperStaatsoper

DresdenSemperoper

HamburgHamburguische Staatsoper

LeipzigOpernhaus

MunichBayerische Staatsoper

 

ARGENTINA

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.

 

AUSTRIA

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. 

LinzLandestheatre Linz

ViennaWiener Staatsoper

 

BELGIUM

BrusselsLa Monnaie

Lieja:  Opéra Royal de Liège Wallonie

 

BULGARIA

SofiaOpera Sofía

 

SLOVAKIA

BratislavaSlovak National Theatre

 

SLOVENIA

LjubljanaSNG

 

SPAIN

Teatro Real in Madrid
Teatro Real in Madrid

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

BilbaoABAO

La CoruñaPalacio de la Ópera

MadridTeatro RealTeatro de la Zarzuela

OviedoTeatro Campoamor

SevillaTeatro de la Maestranza

ValenciaLes Arts

 

UNITED STATES

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.

ChicagoLyric Opera

DallasThe Dallas Opera

Los AngelesLA OPERA

New YorkMetropolitan Opera House

San FranciscoSan Francisco Opera

SeattleSeattle Opera

WashingtonThe Kennedy Center

 

FRANCE

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.

LyonOpéra de Lyon

MarseilleOpera Marseille

MontpellierOpéra National

ParisOpéra BastillePalais Garnier

ToulouseThéâtre du Capitole

 

HOLLAND

AmsterdamDutch National Opera

 

HUNGARY

BudapestHungarian State Opera

 

ITALY

La Scala, Milán. Photo: Wulfman
La Scala, Milán. Photo: Wulfman

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.

FlorenceOpera di Firenze

GenovaTeatro Carlo Felice

MilanTeatro alla Scala

NaplesTeatro di San Carlo

PalermoTeatro Massimo

RomeTeatro dell’Opera di Roma

TurinTeatro Regio

 

ENGLAND

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.

CardiffWelsh National Opera

EdinburghScottish Opera

LondonRoyal Opera HouseEnglish National Opera

 

NORWAY

OsloDen Norske Opera

CZECH REPUBLIC 

PragueNational Theatre

 

OMÁN

Muscat

 

RUSSIA

MoscowBolshoi

Saint PetersburgMariinsky

 

SWITZERLAND 

GenevaGrand Théâtre de Genève

ZürichOpernhaus Zürich