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  Belgium

The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (or la Monnaie) in French, or the Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (or de Munt) in Dutch is a theatre in Brussels, Belgium. Both of its names translate as Royal Theatre of the Mint. Today the National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of the theatre in which it is housed. Therefore, la Monnaie or de Munt refers both to the structure as well as the opera company.


Photo: "La Monnaie Brussels". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

  Bulgaria

The National Opera and Ballet (Bulgarian: Национална опера и балет)is a national cultural institution in Bulgaria that covers opera and ballet. It is based in an imposing building in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The first opera company in Bulgaria was founded in 1890 as part of the Capital Opera and Drama Company. The two sections split in 1891 to form the Salza i Smyah theatrical company and the Capital Bulgarian Opera. It was, however, disbanded the next year due to lack of government funding and financial difficulties.


Photo: "National Opera Sofia 2009 20090406 003" by Apostoloff - Self-photographed. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

  Brazil

The Municipal Theatre of Sao Paulo is a theatre in São Paulo, Brazil. It is regarded as one of the landmarks of the city, significant both for its architectural value as well as for its historical importance, having been the venue for the Week of Modern Art in 1922, which revolutionized the arts in Brazil.


Photo: "Teatro Municipal de Sao Paulo 8" by The Photographer - Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons