The Italian opera is one of the most famous all over the world. It was born in Italy around the 15th century and since then, the Italian opera has continued to play a dominant role until the present day.
Many famous Italian opera works, were written by foreign composers, including Handel, Gluck and Mozart. Works by native Italian composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Rossini, Bellini, Verdi and Puccini, are considered the most famous operas ever written and until today, they are performed in opera houses around the world.
Due to its tradition, Italy has a wealth of beautiful and historical opera houses, many still serving as theaters, and whomever should visit at least one opera house and enjoy a live performance in Italy.
The opera season goes generally from October to March or April but outdoor performances are held in the summer time.