Looking up to the main landing of the grand staircase at the Paris Opera House. The statues are meant to be holding "bouquets of light," as the electric lights were new when the theater first opened.

Looking up to the main landing of the grand staircase at the Paris Opera House. The statues are meant to be holding "bouquets of light," as the electric lights were new when the theater first opened. // Would love to tour the Opera House.

Soprano Opera Singer Maria Callas.

La Divina - the legendary Maria Callas, one of the world's greatest ever opera singers.

Lina Cavalieri, famous italian opera singer, 1900-1910 (II)

Sanctuaries, Dreams and Shadows: Lina Cavalieri - le Belle Epoque beauty and Italian Opera Star. I'll bet she broke a few hearts along the way.

The Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest

The Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest - the AWESOMEST place to see an opera handsdown!

Kirsten Flagstad: was a Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the 20th century; indeed, many opera critics called hers "the voice of the century." To quote Desmond Shawe-Taylor in New Grove Dictionary of Opera: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone."

Kirsten Flagstad Norwegian opera singer and a highly regarded Wagnerian (dramatic) soprano. She ranks among the greatest singers of the century, and many opera critics called hers "the voice of the century.

American Soprano Opera Singer Jessye Norman // Richard Corman

Jessye Norman - American Grammy award-winning contemporary opera singer and recitalist, and is a successful performer of classical music. Photo by Richard Corman

Spanish Opera Singer  Victoria de los Angeles (1923-2005)

The Incomparable Victoria de los Angeles Her singing brings tears…

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