Great Opera Houses, History of Opera, Architecture 91:, The Opera House, Theatre Crafts

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1637 Teatro S. Cassiano, Venice

1657 Teatro della Pergola, Florence; Residenztheater, Munich

1678 Theater am Gänsemarkt, Hamburg

1689 Hofoper, Hanover

1700 La Monnaie, Brussels (rebuilt 1819 , 1856 ; now Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie/Koninklijke Muntschouwburg)

1732 Covent Garden, London

1737 Teatro S. Carlo, Naples

1742 Königliches Opernhaus, Berlin (rebuilt 1844 , renamed Staatsoper 1919 , reopened 1927 and, as Deutsche Staatsoper, 1945 )

1746 Drottningholm Court Theatre, Sweden

1778 Teatro alla Scala, Milan (rebuilt 1946 )

1783 Teatr Bol′shoy, St Petersburg

1792 La Fenice, Venice

1818 Nationaltheater, Munich (reopened 1825 )

1801 Theater an der Wien, Vienna (reopened 1945 )

1825 Bol′shoy Petrovsky, Moscow (restored 1856 )

1841 Königlich Sächsisches Hoftheater (Semper Opernhaus), Dresden (rebuilt 1878 , renamed Sächsisches Staatstheater 1919 )

1847 Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (reopened 1999 )

1850 Teatr Tsirk, St Petersburg (rebuilt as Mariinsky,

1860 ; now Kirov Theatre)

1857 Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires

1858 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London (redesigned and reopened 1999 )

1869 Hofoper (Oper am Ring), Vienna (Staatsoper from 1918 ; reopened 1955 )

1875 Palais Garnier (Opéra), Paris

1876 Festspielhaus, Bayreuth (restored 1995 )
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Bibliography and More Information about opera houses

  • S. Hughes , Great Opera Houses (London, 1956)
  • S. Sadie (ed.), History of Opera (London, 1989), ch. 6, 12, 19, 20; Architecture 91: The Opera House (Theatre Crafts, 25/5) (1991)
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