7 beautiful outdoor operas around the world
These unusual venues will turn anyone into an opera fan.
Ancient Theatre of Orange, France
About 70 miles northwest of Marseille, in the south of France, lies this 9,000-seat amphitheater that was built during the 1st century. Everything here seems to come with a sense of history. They've been holding festivals here since 1869, and the summer opera festival known as the Chorégies d'Orange has been going on for nearly 50 years. The theater itself was recognized in 1981 as a world heritage site by UNESCO and is believed to be the most well-preserved theater in Europe.