10 Must-visit Opera Houses Around the World

"An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house."

Maria Callas

An opera house is often one of the most renowned landmarks of the city, and also its most prized gem. Apart from being the center of the city's performing arts scene, this imposing structure also represents the architectural genius of its builders, and also the city's grandeur with respect to power, wealth, and culture. If the city has an opera house, it surely is on the tourists' list of must-visit spots.

Exceptionally grand from the exterior and the inter