If you have a passion for music, you will definitely have an interest in knowing about some of the best iconic venues. Some are steeped in history, others demonstrate the best modern architecture, and some are simply stunning! It wasn’t easy to pick, but we tried our best to list the top 10 Concert Halls in the World! Let’s check each of them so you can start picking which one you are visiting first.
La Scala, Milan
Renowned by conductors including Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim has commanded the podium at La Scala. Verdi's opera, 'Nabucco', and Puccini's 'Turandot' and 'Madame Butterfly', La Scala is one of the world’s most important opera venues.
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was established in 1842. The concert hall was planned by August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll and the designs of Josef Hlávk, the building and the hall with a capacity of 1744 spectators show the architecture of history. It was built from 1861 to 1869 and later renovated in 1907 and 2011.
Philharmonie de Paris
The venue was inaugurated in 1995 with a concert directed by Pierre Boulez and William Christie. The concert hall was designed to hold all types of music. The Philharmonie is not a facsimile of an old venerated hall, but an auditorium of its time, one that could only be built now by exploiting modern acoustic engineering. As well as enjoying concerts, visitors can also explore musical heritage.
Sydney Opera House - Australia
Built in 1973 and later becoming a symbol of Sydney. The building was designed by the danish architect Jørn Utzon in 1973, with 5 giant lounges, also has 60 dressing rooms, four restaurants and six bars.
Sydney Opera House has become one of the world's most iconic buildings. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Boston Symphony Hall
The first buildings in history to be built with an acoustically correct design. The old Gewandhaus inspired the shoebox shape in Leipzig. But copying features of an old hall does not ensure a great venue. The sublime acoustics of Symphony Hall – in the heart of the city and on one of its main thoroughfares, Massachusetts Avenue – is down to Wallace Clement Sabine, a physics professor from Harvard University.
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, USA
One of the best-known halls in Los Angeles, was designed by Frank Gehry and opened in 2003. The concert hall is part of the cultural heritage in Los Angeles. The hall has a capacity of 2265 spectators and its architecture is made of metallic plates
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall - Japan
The Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall looks conventional at first glance, but look up, and you'll see a giant distorted pyramid covered in complex wooden grooves. Auditoria of this shape are quite rare but can have excellent acoustics.
Royal Albert Hall, London
The Royal Albert Hall opened in 1871, by the Queen Victoria. Not just for classical events, it hosts more than 350 events every year, from rock concerts to charity events. The initial acoustic problems in the hall have been solved by large discs suspended from the ceiling.
Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg
The Mariinsky Theatre history starts in 1783, when a Decree on the establishment of a theatre committee “for performances and music” was published on 12 July and the Bolshoi Stone Theatre was opened on Carousel Square amid great pomp on 5 October.
Mussorgsky's 'Boris Godunov' premiered the concert in 1874, and the revised version of Prokofiev's ballet, 'Romeo and Juliet', was first seen in 1940. The audience members at the Mariinsky Theatre were treated to the world premieres of some of classical music's finest works.
Metropolitan Opera House, New York
The Metropolitan Opera was founded in 1883, initially performing everything in Italian (even Carmen and Lohengrin), then everything in German (even Aida and Faust), before finally settling into a policy of performing most works in their original language, with some notable exceptions.
A vibrant home for the most creative and talented singers, conductors, composers, musicians, stage directors, designers, visual artists, choreographers, and dancers from around the world.
The world premiere of Barber's opera, 'Antony and Cleopatra'. It's part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.