Live performances are some of the staple attractions that allure many tourists to far-flung places. We all know someone who’s travelled to cities such as New York to watch performances in locations like Broadway.
Broadway is renowned for its illustrious list of live musicals, but aside from the world-famous theatre, there are many other destinations to catch priceless performances. With that in mind, here are some other dream destinations where theatre shows are major tourist attractions.
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Sydney Opera House has become an iconic symbol of Australia, largely due to its unusual design. Curiously, the inspiration behind it was taken from a simple object. According to Technology Student, orange peel was the the inspiration behind its design. Jorn Utzon, the architect who built Sydney Opera House, took inspiration from the fruit to create the idea behind its parabolic sections.
But while Sydney Opera House’s exterior is impressive, the interiors are equally stunning. Due to the structures acoustics and state-of-the-art facilities, it is now one of the world’s top performance venues, attracting an average audience of 2 million per year.
Royal Opera House, London
London’s Royal Opera House has been staging productions since the 1700s. There are several world-class groups and individuals associated with the venue.
One of the world’s greatest ballet companies, The Royal Ballet, frequently performs in Covent Garden. Before becoming the new face of the popular gaming portal Spin Genie, British master choreographer Louie Spence who performed in acclaimed musicals such as Cats and Miss Saigon became the Artistic Director of a dance studio based in The Royal Opera House – And the respected opera director Richard Jones has led at least five major performances in the venue, all of which have become classics.
In an interview with Evening Standard, Jones relayed how he wants the audience to feel during productions. This gave him the power to evoke overwhelming emotions out of attendees.
One thing’s for sure though, no matter what the show is, watching inside a venue such as The Royal Opera House will always be an unforgettable experience!
Palais Garnier, Paris
The Palais Garnier interiors are unbelievable. Built in a Baroque style, the building is lined with incredible detail, which leaves most guests in awe of the precision which went into crafting this wonder.
In fact, Garance Dore mentioned that it was the premise of the classic novel Phantom of the Opera. Imagine watching the live adaptation of the story in the venue. That’ll definitely give you goosebumps!
These locations are definitely worthy of being added to your bucket list. Even if you’re watching a performance alone, the feeling of being inside each of these iconic, historic structures is a once in a lifetime experience.