The most beautiful theaters in the world
The theaters are magical places. In their scenarios, the most fantastic, fun and tragic stories become reality. In their seats, the most unexpected feelings wake up to well-interpreted pieces. However, the theaters on this list have earned a place in this top because their magic is also in its architectural wonder. Which is the prettiest of all? Related lists worth visiting: The most beautiful government house in the world The most beautiful squares in the world
Opera City (Tokyo, Japan)
Located inside a skyscraper, the Opera City was completed in 1997 and has 54 floors and 234 meters high, which makes it the sixth tallest building in Tokyo.
La Fenice Theater (Venice, Italy)
You are in La Fenice is, for the artists, a pride and an honor and for the spectators, an unforgettable experience. This theater went through its best moment in the 19th century (known as the Golden Age of the Opera). Rossini, Bellini, Verdi or Donizetti have appeared on their stage. Currently, it has a space for 1500 spectators distributed in five floors.
Metropolitan Opera House (New York, United States)
Opened in 1966, the Metropolitan has a capacity for almost four thousand people. It is one of the most modern theaters in the world, which allows you to modify the stage of the opera that is represented daily and offer subtitles in six different languages to each of the spectators.
Mariinsky Theater (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Built in 1860, this theater owes its name to Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna, wife of Alexander II. The best of Russian opera and ballet is closely related to this theater.
Royal Opera House (London, England)
Also known as Covent Garden for the neighborhood where it is located, it is the third theater to have been built there (the other two caught fire). It is a theater with national and international renown.
Bolshoi Theater (Moscow, Russia)
It was opened in 1825 with a ballet performance. After its last restoration, the Soviet hammer and sickle that adorned the upper part of its facade, were removed. Instead, the two-headed eagle that belongs to Russia's original coat of arms was placed.
La Scala Theater (Milan, Italy)
La Scala is located in two different buildings. One of them caught fire after a carnival party and the other was bombed during World War II. Giussepe Verdi, the world-renowned composer, had a very close relationship with this theater, although he was absent from him because he considered that the orchestra modified his works.
San Carlos Theater (Naples, Italy)
Built in 1737, it is the oldest opera house in the world. Currently, it is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Thanks to Hernán for correcting the photo error.
Vienna State Opera (Vienna, Austria)
Located in the capital of music, this theater is recognized as the venue for the Night of the Opera Ball, an evening in which great personalities dance under their dome.
The Lyceum of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
The Lyceum is the theater with the greatest antiquity, tradition and prestige of the Spanish city. It is located on Las Ramblas, one of the most famous and characteristic avenues of Barcelona. It is the meeting point of the Catalan aristocracy and bourgeoisie.
Teatro Real Coliseo Carlos III (Madrid, Spain)
This Spanish theater was inaugurated in 1771. Currently, it has several levels of boxes and it contains different original elements of its construction.
Opera Garnier (Paris, France)
One of the most characteristic buildings of his city. It was founded in 1875 and, since then, it has served as an example for other theaters in the world, such as The Phantom Theater in Las Vegas or the National Theater of Rio de Janeiro.
Miguel Ángel Asturias Theater (Guatemala City, Guatemala)
Located in the Civic Center of the Guatemalan capital, the also known as the National Theater was built in the same place as the Fort of San José. It owes its name to the Nobel Prize for Literature of Guatemalan origin. Thanks to andres-23 for the suggestion :).
The Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia)
In addition to being a symbol of its city, the Sydney Opera House is perhaps the most famous theater in the world and is one of the heritage of humanity. It was inaugurated in October 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II. Its design consists of vaults with a uniform curvature in all parts and in both directions. It has capacity for 1547 people.
Palace of the Arts (Valencia, Spain)
It was inaugurated in 2006 as part of the complex of the City of Arts and Sciences of Valencia. It has capacity for approximately 1500 people, which are distributed between the patio and the four levels of boxes.
Degollado Theater (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Its original name was Teatro Alarcón; However, his name was changed to honor the former governor of Jalisco (state in which Guadalajara is located), José Santos Degollado. The Degollado theater opened in 1866 and since then houses the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra and its stage has been attended by personalities from the felling of Rocío Durcal, Plácido Domingo and Marcel Marceau.
Colon Theater (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Considered the most important cultural center in Hispanic America, it stands out among the best for the quality of its acoustics. It has space for 2487 people.