The Manaus Opera House is a popular historical attraction when visiting the city of Manaus. Construction on the beautiful pink and white Renaissance style opera house, located in the midst of the Amazon Rainforest, began in 1884 with completion of the building occurring fifteen years later. Manaus Theatre is a working historical landmark with scheduled operas by renowned performers, ballets, philharmonic orchestras, and performances by solo musical artists. The theatre also serves as host to the Amazonas Opera Festival that takes play each May.
Whether visiting or vacationing in Manaus, guided tours of the Teatro Amazonas Historic Theatre will provide you with an up-close look at exterior architecture and the exquisite interior. The Teatro Amazonas Historic Theatre is decorated with Louis XV furniture and the hand painted stage curtain ordered from Paris. Cool Italian Carrera marble is displayed throughout the Manaus Theatre in detailed statues, decorative columns, and stairways. Lighting for the theatre consists of nearly 200 brilliant chandeliers many made of imported Italian Murano glass. Atop the magnificent dome of the theatre, 36,000 imported colorful ceramic tiles are set in a mosaic design depicting the Brazilian flag. The Manaus Theatre is open daily, free of charge, except for select performances.