Italy is the birthplace of opera, and numerous are the Italian composers renowned the world over: Paganini, Rossini, Donizetti, Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Monteverdi, Salieri, Tartini, Vivaldi, and so on. No less numerous are the international composers that have been inspired by some of their Italian counterparts' most famous pieces. Richard Wagner is only one example: during the second half of the 19th Century, Wagner visited Ravello, where he drew inspiration for his Parsifal, thus bringing international fame to the city.
An operatic setting where the evocative environment heightens the drama is the world-famous Arena of Verona. But of course the opera can be found all over Italy.
In honor of this passion for opera, and its ability to unite people around the globe, every year Italy's best opera houses offer a season rich in a variety of performances. The season most often begins between November and December, and represents a very important moment for Italian culture.
- Teatro alla Scala (Milan – Lombardy)
- Teatro La Fenice (Venice - Veneto)
- Teatro Regio di Torino (Turin - Piedmont)
- Teatro dell'Opera (Rome - Lazio)
- Teatro San Carlo (Naples - Campania)
- Arena di Verona (Verona - Veneto)
- Teatro Carlo Felice (Genoa - Liguria)
- Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma (Parma - Emilia Romagna)
- Teatro Massimo Bellini (Catania - Sicily)
- Teatro Comunale di Treviso (Treviso - Veneto)
- Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi di Trieste (Trieste - Friuli Venezia Giulia)
- Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome - Lazio)
- Fondazione Petruzzelli di Bari - Teatri di Bari - Teatro Piccinni (Bari - Apulia)
- Teatro Politeama Greco di Lecce (Lecce - Apulia)
- Teatro Massimo di Palermo (Palermo - Sicily)
- Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Cagliari – Sardinia)
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