Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, Greater London - If you’ve dreamed of seeing a performance at the Royal Opera House but don’t have room in your budget for tickets, stop by on a Monday for a free lunchtime recital. Tickets are available online or day of at the box office. Grab some lunch just before or after the show at nearby Covent Garden.
Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest Beyond the statues of Hungarian composers Franz Liszt and Ferenc Erkel lies Budapest’s Hungarian State Opera House. This neo-Renaissance building, designed by Miklós Ybl, was inaugurated in 1884, and the horseshoe-shaped theater is just as majestic today. Swathed in red and gold, it features rich oak paneling, a bronze chandelier, and a cupola fresco depicting Apollo playing the lute.