Amsterdam Muziektheater Since its official opening on September 23, 1986, Het Muziektheater has attracted crowds from Amsterdam and beyond in droves.
Brussels Opera House The Koninklijke Muntschouwburg ( de Munt -Dutch), or le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie ( la Monnaie – French) - both meaning Royal Theatre of the Mint.
Budapest Opera House The Hungarian Opera House was designed and built in Renaissance style
Budapest Opera House Ferenc Erkel conducted the inaugural concert in 1884
Budapest Opera House The chandelier
Aida - Verdi performance
The Colón Theatre is one of the world's major opera houses. The present theatre, the second with that name, opened in 1908 after twenty years under construction. Buenos Aires Opera House
Buenos Aires Opera House With excellent acoustics and modern stage areas, the theatre's interior design features a rich scarlet and gold decor.
Copenhagen Opera House The Copenhagen Opera House (in Danish usually called Operaen ) is among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is also one of the most expensive opera houses ever built with construction costs well over 500 million dollars.
Copenhagen Opera House The foyer
Frankfurt Opera House The Alte Oper (Old Opera) is a major concert hall and former opera house in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The building was inaugurated in 1880.
Carmen - Bizet performance
The National San Carlos Theatre , whose construction started in 1792, was inaugurated in June 30, 1793. Lisbon Opera House
Lisbon Opera House Royal box
The Royal Opera House - major performing arts venue in the London district of Covent Garden, one of the foremost opera houses in the world. London Opera House
The Teatro Real was inaugurated in October 10, 1850 and is one of the world's finest stage and acoustic settings for opera. Madrid Opera House
The Teatro alla Scala was founded, under the auspices of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, to replace the Royal Ducal Theatre, which was destroyed by fire on February 26, 1776 and had until then been the home of opera in Milan. Milan Opera House
Milan Opera House The chandelier
Milan Opera House Madame Butterfly - Puccini Final curtain, Mihoko Fujimura (Suzuki )
The Bolshoi Theatre is a historic theatre whith holds performances of ballet and opera Moscow Opera House
Moscow Opera House staircase
Moscow Opera House The main hall
Moscow Opera House The chandelier
Turandot - Puccini performance
The Metropolitan Opera , founded in April 1880, is America's largest classical music organization, and annually presents some 240 opera performances. The home of the company is one of the premier opera stages in the world, considered by some as one of the best and is among the biggest in the world. New York Opera House
New York Opera House The Metropolitan Opera House - Lincoln Center 'The Triumph of Music' by Marc Chagall
Odessa Opera House The Odessa National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet is the oldest theater in Ukraine
Oslo Opera House A return to the classic fine arts in this modern setting
Turandot – Puccini performance
Paris Opera House The Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier , a 2,200-seat opera house and a grand landmark designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque style, is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.
Paris Opera House The grand salon
Paris Opera House The chandelier
Don Giovanni - Mozart Prague Estates Theater - Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was premiered here on October 29, 1787
The Národní Divadlo or the National Theatre in Prague is known as the Alma Mater of Czech Opera, and as the national monument of Czech history and art. Prague Opera House
Prague Opera House The grand foyer
Prague Opera House The chandelier
São Paulo Opera House Municipal Theatre of São Paulo is one of the most important theatres in South America and one of the landmarks of the city of São Paulo.
It is significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance, having been the venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which revolutionised the arts in Brazil. São Paulo Opera House
Aida - Verdi performance
Sofia Opera House Ballet and opera enthusiasts attend Bulgaria’s theatres every night and receive from the stage the power of talents, inspiration, skill and fidelity to the art.
St. Petersburg Opera House The Mariinsky Theatre is a historic theatre of opera and ballet in Russia, where many of the stage masterpieces of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov received their premieres.
St. Petersburg Opera House Mariinsky Theatre – inside
Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera House - one of the world's most distinctive 20th century buildings - was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 28, 2007
Tannhauser - Wagner performance
Stockholm Opera House The Kungliga Teatern ("Royal Theatre") or Royal Swedish Opera is the national stage for opera in Sweden.
Cosi Fan Tutte - Mozart performance
Vienna Opera House August venue that offers, 300 days a year, performances that religiously change every day…
...that, with a roll of conductors encompassing Gustav Mahler to Claudio Abado, personifies the music sacred arena – the Vienna Opera . Vienna Opera House
Nabucco - Verdi And, closing with the performance of the opera from witch this musical background has been chosen, I’d like to beg you…
… to all of you fans and also the ones that are indifferent to Lyrical Music, please understand the oddity of my incursion in this field since I’m only capable to appreciate half a dozen of Arias among the few I can recognize, and this due have heard them within my family, since a child. So, to the performer that led me in – that at 88 with no inhibition still softly sings some of her favorites, never having lost the illusion of self imagining as the most beautiful and famous Diva, rapturously applauded by her audience - I dedicate this work, my mother.
Photo imagery – from Internet, with credits to authors, or from Wikipedia’s site www.wikipedia.org Music: - Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi " Va, pensiero sull' ali dorate “ Chorus Of Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco opera Research, compilation and format : Delza Dias Ferreira [email_address] English version : Flavio Musa de Freitas Guimarães Brazil – São Paulo – X - 2008 click, please
Links to super enlarged photos from some theatres of this PPS: Budapest - http://www.flickr.com/photos/helico/456433534/sizes/o/ Budapest- http://www.flickr.com/photos/danube/118061702/sizes/o/ Buenos Aires - http://www.flickr.com/photos/exedu/172895080/sizes/o/ Copenhagen - http://www.flickr.com/photos/malouette/400581702/sizes/o/in/set-72157601313746135/ Frankfourt - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Alteoper-ffm002.jpg London - http://www.flickr.com/photos/77506989@N00/433308652/sizes/o/ Madrid - http://www.flickr.com/photos/8230500@N04/1430882192/ sizes /o/ Milan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/abirdie/25173119/sizes/o/ Milan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cicciopizzettaro/280550390/sizes/o/ Milan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/riccoboni6/406635780/sizes/o/ Milan - http://www.flickr.com/photos/dennismueller/87705521/sizes/o/ Moscow - http://www.flickr.com/photos/aslakr/2088736798/sizes/o/ New York - http://www.flickr.com/photos/macronin47/160525273/sizes/o/ Oslo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rennyba/2449505281/sizes/o/ Oslo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/ausfi/2444449347/sizes/o/ Paris - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9c/EPO_1273_wiki.jpg Paris - http://www.flickr.com/photos/fact244/829568057/sizes/o/ Paris - http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/1429995034/sizes/o/ Paris - http://www.flickr.com/photos/wallyg/1429994310/sizes/o/in/set-72157602134763431/ Paris - http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/471684620/sizes/o/ Paris - http://www.flickr.com/photos/piero/251864891/sizes/o/ Praha - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillandjason/166390625/sizes/o/ Praha - http://www.flickr.com/photos/yoshindustry/216061245/sizes/o/ São Paulo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedro_angelini/2456204811/sizes/o/ Stockholm - http://www.flickr.com/photos/rabulist/2226908482/sizes/o/ St Petersburg - http://www.flickr.com/photos/anhthusm/534595902/sizes/o/in/set-72157600322507545/