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List of opera festivals

List of opera festivals

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Related genres Opera, classical music, early music
Location Worldwide
Related events Category:Music festivals, Category:Opera festivals, early music festivals

This is an inclusive list of opera festivals and summer opera seasons, and Handel. Opera seria was the most prestigious form of Italian opera, until Gluck reacted against its artificiality with his "reform" operas in the 1760s. Today the most renowned figure of late 18th century opera is Mozart, and his music is at times the featured attraction of opera and early music festivals..


  • Related lists and categories 1
  • Opera festival by name 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Related lists and categories

The following lists may have some overlap:

The following categories are related:

Opera festival by name

Name of Opera Festival Theatre or location Principal Venue Notes
Arena di Verona Festival Arena di Verona Italy: Verona Roman arena
Armel Opera Festival Szeged National Theatre Hungary: Szeged Combined with a singing competition
Aspen Music Festival Wheeler Opera House United States: Aspen, Colorado
Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival Aspendos Arena Turkey:Aspendos Organised by Turkish State Opera and Ballet Directorate
Amazonas Opera Festival Amazon Theatre Brazil:Manaus Organised by Amazonas State Government
Bayreuth Baroque Margrave's Opera House Germany: Bayreuth Baroque
Bayreuth Festival Bayreuth Festspielhaus Germany: Bayreuth Richard Wagner
Bergamo Musica Festival[1] Teatro Donizetti Italy: Bergamo Primarily operas by Gaetano Donizetti and Simon Mayr
Bergen International Festival Grieghallen Norway: Bergen
Boston Early Music Festival United States: Boston, Massachusetts Early music
Brasilia Opera Festival Teatro Nacional Brazil: Brasilia, Distrito Federal
Bregenz Festival Seebühne Austria: Bregenz Large-stage
Budapest Spring Festival Hungarian State Opera House Hungary: Budapest
Buxton Festival Buxton Opera House United Kingdom: Buxton
Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte[2] Teatro Comunale Poliziano Italy: Montepulciano Workshops of opera, music, and theatre
Caramoor International Music Festival Venetian Theatre United States: Katonah, New York
Castleton Festival Festival Theatre United States: Castleton, Virginia
Central City Opera Central City Opera House United States: Central City, Colorado
Chautauqua Opera Norton Memorial Hall United States: Chautauqua, New York
Cincinnati Opera Summer Festival Cincinnati Music Hall United States: Cincinnati, Ohio
Chorégies d'Orange Théâtre Antique d'Orange France: Orange Roman theatre
Dalhalla Opera Dalhalla Sweden: Rättvik
Des Moines Metro Opera Blank Performing Arts Center, Simpson College United States: Indianola, Iowa Two "standard repertory" works, plus one from 20th century
Diaghilev Festival[3] Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre Russia: Perm International Arts Festival in Diaghilev's city. May
Dorset Opera Festival The Coade Hall United Kingdom: Blandford Forum, Dorset Country house opera: large-scale works
Drottningholm Drottningholm Palace Theatre Sweden: Stockholm Early works
Eutin Festival[4] Freilichtbühne Germany: Eutin
Festspiel Baden-Baden Festspielhaus Baden-Baden Germany: Baden-Baden
Festival d'Ambronay Abbey of Ambronay France: Ambronay Baroque works
Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Le Corum France: Montpellier Rare works
Festival dei Due Mondi Teatro Caio Melisso Italy: Spoleto
Festival della Valle d'Itria Palazzo Ducale Italy: Martina Franca Rare works
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Théâtre de l'Archevêché France: Aix-en-Provence
Festival International d'Opéra Baroque de Beaune Hospices de Beaune France: Beaune Baroque works
Festival Opéra de Québec[5] Grand Théâtre de Québec Canada: Québec
Festival Puccini Teatro dei Quattromila Italy: Torre del Lago Giacomo Puccini, Large-stage
Festival Verdi Teatro Regio di Parma Italy: Parma Giuseppe Verdi's operas; held annually in October
Fort Worth Opera Bass Performance Hall United States: Fort Worth, Texas
Garsington Opera Wormsley Park United Kingdom: Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Country house opera
George Enescu Festival Romanian Athenaeum Romania: Bucharest
Glimmerglass Opera Alice Busch Opera Theater United States: Cooperstown, New York
Glyndebourne Festival Opera Glyndebourne Opera House United Kingdom: Glyndebourne Country house opera
Grange Park Opera The Grange United Kingdom: Northington, Hampshire Country house opera
Green Mountain Opera Festival[6] Barre Opera House United States: Barre, Vermont Mainstage and ensemble; Emerging Artists Program
Iford Arts Festival Iford Manor United Kingdom: Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire Country house opera
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik Tiroler Landestheater Austria: Innsbruck Early works
InterHarmony International Music Festival Aldobrandesca Castle Rathaus Italy: Arcidosso Germany: Sulzbach-Rosenberg 2 locations
International Punta Classic Opera Festival Punta del Este Uruguay: Punta del Este Giacomo Puccini
International Istanbul Opera Festival[7] various locations Turkey:Istanbul Organised by Turkish State Opera and Ballet Directorate
Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Schlosstheater Germany: Rheinsberg young singers
Läckö Castle Opera Läckö Castle Sweden: Lidköping Inner courtyard of baroque castle
Lismore Music Festival Lismore Castle Republic of Ireland: Lismore, County Waterford
Lucerne Festival Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre Switzerland: Lucerne
London Handel Festival Various, inc. Royal College of Music United Kingdom: London Longborough Festival Opera Banks Fee House United Kingdom: Longborough Country house opera
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Teatro Communale and Teatro della Pergola Italy: Florence
May Opera Evenings[8] Macedonian Opera and Ballet Macedonia: Skopje
Miskolc Opera Festival Grand Theatre Hungary: Miskolc Bartok; other operas
Munich Biennale Gasteig Germany: Munich New opera and music-theatre
Munich Opera Festival Nationaltheater München Germany: Munich
Nevill Holt Opera Nevill Holt Hall United Kingdom: Nevill Holt, Leicestershire Country house opera
Opera Barga Festival Teatro dei Differenti Italy: Barga
Opéra de Baugé Les Capucins France: Baugé Country house opera
Opera Holland Park Holland Park Theatre United Kingdom: London
Opera Memphis Playhouse on the Square United States: Memphis, Tennessee
Opera New Jersey[9] McCarter Theatre United States: Princeton
Opera Saratoga
(formerly Lake George Opera)
Spa Little Theater United States: Saratoga Springs, New York
Opera Theatre of Lucca Teatro del Giglio Italy: Lucca
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh SummerFest Twentieth Century Club United States: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Loretto-Hilton Theater United States: St. Louis, Missouri
Operadhoy[10] Teatro de la Zarzuela Spain: Madrid Contemporary works
Operosa[11] Euxinograd Varna, Belgrade Youth Center, Ilija M. Kolarac Belgrade, Porto Montenegro Tivat Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro
Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus Paphos Castle Cyprus: Paphos
Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice[12] United States: Phoenicia, New York
Ravenna Festival Teatro Communale Alighieri Italy: Ravenna
Reakopana Opera Festival[13] Greenside Theatre South Africa: Johannesburg
Ravinia Festival Ravinia Park United States: Highland Park, Illinois
Richard Strauss Festival[14] Kongresshaus Germany: Garmisch Partenkirchen Richard Strauss
Rossini in Wildbad[15] Kurtheater Germany: Bad Wildbad Gioachino Rossini
Rossini Opera Festival Teatro Rossini Italy: Pesaro Gioachino Rossini
Salzburg Easter Festival Großes Festspielhaus Austria: Salzburg
Salzburg Summer Festival Großes Festspielhaus Austria: Salzburg
Salzburg Whitsun Festival Großes Festspielhaus Austria: Salzburg
Santa Fe Opera The Crosby Theatre United States: Santa Fe, New Mexico Five productions: balance of popular operas plus those rarely performed and North American / World premieres
Sobinov Opera Festival Saratov Opera House Russia: Saratov
Savonlinna Opera Festival Olavinlinna Castle Finland: Savonlinna Mediaeval castle surrounded by a lake
Schwetzingen Festival Schlosstheater Schwetzingen Germany: Schwetzingen
Sferisterio Opera Festival Sferisterio di Macerata Italy: Macerata
Spoleto Festival USA Gaillard Municipal Auditorium / Memminger Auditorium United States: Charleston, South Carolina
Stars of the White Nights Festival Mariinsky Theatre Russia: St Petersburg
Strasbourg Music Festival various locations including Strasbourg Cathedral France: Strasbourg
Stålboga Summer Opera Music pavilion at Stålboga manor house Sweden: Södermanland Country house opera
Sugar Creek Opera[16] Minor Auditorium, Clifton Central High School United States: Clifton, Illinois
Tanglewood Music Festival Tanglewood Music Center United States: Lenox, Massachusetts
Tashkent Spring International Opera Festival Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater Of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan: Tashkent
Theatro da Paz Opera Festival Theatro da Paz Brazil: Belém, Pará
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma Summer Festival Baths of Caracalla Italy: Rome
Tyrolean Festival Erl Passionsspielhaus Austria: Erl Richard Wagner
Verbier Festival and Academy Salle Médran Switzerland: Verbier
Wagner Festival Wels[17] Theater im Greif Austria: Wels Richard Wagner
West Green House Opera West Green House United Kingdom: Hartley Wintney, Hampshire Country house opera
Wexford Festival Opera Wexford Opera House Ireland: Wexford Rare works
Wiener Festwochen Theater an der Wien Austria: Vienna Contemporary works
Wolf Trap Opera Company Filene Center United States: Vienna, Virginia
Woodhouse Opera[18][19] Woodhouse Copse United Kingdom: Holmbury St Mary, Surrey Country house opera

See also



  1. ^ Bergamo Music Festival
  2. ^ Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano website
  3. ^ Diaghilev Festival
  4. ^ Eutin Festival website
  5. ^ Québec Festival website
  6. ^ Mountain Opera Festival website
  7. ^ International Istanbul Opera Festival website
  8. ^ May Opera Evenings - MOB website
  9. ^ Opera New Jersey website
  10. ^ Operadhoy website
  11. ^ Operosa Opera Festival website
  12. ^ Mitchell, Paula (1 August 2012). "Phoenicia Festival of the Voice a star-studded affair". Daily Freeman. Retrieved 9 January 2013.
  13. ^ Information on the festival on
  14. ^ Richard Strauss Festival website
  15. ^ Rossini in Wildbad website
  16. ^ Sugar Creek Opera Festival website
  17. ^ Wagner Festival Wels website
  18. ^ Woodhouse Opera website
  19. ^ Michael White, "Woodhouse Opera: A Singular Passion", Opera Now (London), July/August 2012


  • Operabase's list of opera festivals, by type of festival
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