Teatro Massimo

We continue our Theaters around the World column, and in this issue, we arrive in Sicily, more precisely in Palermo. It is known that Teatro Massimo di Palermo was, for a long time, the third largest opera house in Europe, after Palais Garnier and Wiener Staatsoper. The construction of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Sicily, […]

Copenhagen Opera House

In this issue, Theatre around the world rubric arrives in Denmark, to be precise in Copenhagen. Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen in Danish) is among some of the most modern Opera Houses in the world. The whole project was a donation by the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation to the Danish state.  The idea […]

La Monnaie

The La Monnaie opera house, also known as the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie is a renowned opera house in Brussels, Belgium. The National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of this theatre in which it is housed—La Monnaie in French or De Munt in Dutch—referring both to the building as well as the opera […]

Teatr Wielki Opera Narodowa

In this issue, the Theatre Around the World rubric takes us to Poland’s capital, Warsaw. The history of Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is a fascinating journey that spans over a thousand years. Warsaw’s beginnings can be traced back to the 9th or 10th century when a fishing village was established on present-day Warsaw.  The […]

Royal Swedish Opera

Known also as Kungliga Operan, the Royal Swedish Opera is Sweden’s national opera company. It is located in Stockholm and has a long and prestigious history dating back to its founding in 1773.  The Opera Company was founded with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music by King Gustav III and its first performance, Thetis and […]

Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

The main opera house in Rome is the Teatro dell’Opera, which is also known as the Teatro Constanzi. The theater was inaugurated in 1880 and was originally named after its founder, Domenico Costanzi. It was financed by Costanzi, who commissioned the Milanese architect Achille Sfondrini, a specialist in the building and renovation of theatres. The […]

Semperoper Dresden

In the Anniversary issue, the Theaters Around the World rubric takes us to Germany’s Saxon capital, Dresden. The city was first mentioned in historical records in 1206, and it quickly became an important center of trade and commerce. In the 16th century, Dresden became the capital of the Electorate of Saxony, a powerful state in […]

Drottningholm’s Slottsteater

Historical Background Built-in 1766 for Queen Lovisa Ulrika, Drottningholm’s Slottsteater, or the Court Theatre of Drottningholm, is the only 18th-century venue in the world that still uses the original stage machinery and is one of the best preserved theatres from this time in the world. From an international perspective, the theater is a unique building, […]

Opéra national de Paris

Palais Garnier is one of the most important buildings in Paris. The building was built in an eclectic style, and it is the thirteenth theatre that has hosted the Paris Opera since its founding in 1669. It is known as the Paris Opera, but since the construction of the Bastille Opera in 1989, it has […]