Connected to specific operas where at least 1 scene takes place in a location which is specifically and identifiably within the boundary of the inscribed site - even though it may not now exist or the events portrayed may be fictional.
World Heritage Sites connected to 'Opera':
Aachen Cathedral Act III of Giuseppe Verdi's Ernani is set in the tomb of Charlemagne (wiki)Ancient Thebes with its Necropolis Aida, VerdiArchaeological Sites of Mycenae and Tiryns Elektra, R. StraussAssisi Saint Francois d'Assise by Messiaen (1983) Tableau 6 - Hermitage of the Carceri Tableau 8 - Church of the PorziuncolaFlemish Béguinages Die Tote Stadt, KorngoldImperial Palace Turandot, PucciniImperial Tombs Nixon in China by J Adams. Act II Scene I. Ming tombs visited by Pat Nixon. Sings aria next to Elephant in Avenue of Stone FigureKasbah of Algiers The Italian Girl in Algiers, RossiniKremlin and Red Square Mussorgsky, Boris GodunovKronborg Castle Hamlet (A. Thomas)Mantua and Sabbioneta Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto is set in Mantua.Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
Verdi's Don Carlos takes place at the Aljaferia palace in Zaragoza.Novodevichy Convent Mussorgsky, Boris GodunovParis, Banks of the Seine La Boheme (Quartier Latin)Pompei Torri Anunziata (Poppea's Villa) in The Coronation of Poppea by Monteverdi.Prague
"The Adventures of Mr Brou?ek" (1920) by Leo? Jan??ek from the books by Svatopluk ?ech. "Excursion to the Moon" commences "On a moonlit night in 1888, Mr. Brou?ek stumbles down Vik?rka street after a drinking binge at the Hrad?any tavern (Vikarka Inn").....". "Excursion to the 15th century" is also set in Starom?stsk? n?m?st? (Old town sq). There is today an inn in Vikarka St called "Vikarka Inn" which possesses "a Mr Brou?ek?s Cellar" and "the oldest Romanesque wall at the Prague Castle" but whether that is the inn used by ?ech and Jan??ek isn't totally clear! ; linkRome Tosca - Puccini, The Coronation of Poppea - Monteverdi, The Clemency of Titus - Mozart, Rape of Lucretia - BrittenSite of Carthage Les Troyens, Berlioz & Dido and Aeneas, PurcellSummer Palace Nixon in China by J Adams. Act II Scene I. Visited by Pat Nixon. Sings aria in the Gate of Longevity and GoodwillTower of London Anna Bolena, DonizettiTroy Les Troyens, BerliozUpper Middle Rhine Valley Das Rheingold, WagnerVenice and its Lagoon Death in Venice - Britten Verona Romeo and Juliette, GounaudWartburg Castle Towards the end of the 12th century, a literary court developed at Wartburg castle, attracted by Landgrave Hermann I, who surrounded himself with poets and musicians. The poetry of Walther von der Vogelweide describes the brilliant society life which gave rise to the episode of the singers' tourney at Wartburg Castle, a romanticized version of which inspired Richard Wagner's opera, Tannhäuser. (AB ev)Westminster Maria Stuarda, Donizetti