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Our world class opera collection includes production photographs from all the great opera houses including London's Royal Opera House, the English National Opera, the New York's Met, the San Francisco Opera House, the Sydney Opera House and many of the internationally acclaimed opera festivals including Glyndebourne. Dafne (1597) by Jacopo Peri is commonly regarded as the first opera and Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) the first great opera composer. Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini followed and, from the golden age (19th to 20th century) there was Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and Strauss. We hold images of all the great opera composers, conductors and singers. We cover traditional works as well as the more modern by Schoenberg, Britten, Tippett, Berg, Stravinsky, Philip Glass, Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams. Artists include Pavarotti, Domingo, Carreras , Terfel, Hvorostovsky, Callas, Baker, Scholl, Te Kanawa, Schwarzkof, Bostridge, Sutherland, Kraus, Geraint Evans, Popp, Ferrier, Kozena, von Otter, Lott, Murray, Caballe, Norman, Tomlinson, Allen and many more.

GOTTERDAMMERUNG by Wagner<br>Lusa Gasteen as Brunhilde<br>Immolation scene (photomontage)<br>The Sate Opera of South, Australia<br>2004<br>Credit: Sue Adler / ArenaPAL
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GOTTERDAMMERUNG by Wagner
Lusa Gasteen as Brunhilde
Immolation scene (photomontage)
The Sate Opera of South, Australia
2004
Credit: Sue Adler / ArenaPAL
TURANDOT by Puccini<br>Jose Cura and Irene Theorin<br>The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, UK <br>2008<br>Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
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TURANDOT by Puccini
Jose Cura and Irene Theorin
The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, UK
2008
Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
FALSTAFF<br>Sally Matthews as Nannetta <br>Royal Opera House <br>January 2001 <br>Conductor: Bernard Haitink <br>Credit: Clive Barda / Arenapal<br>
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FALSTAFF
Sally Matthews as Nannetta
Royal Opera House
January 2001
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Credit: Clive Barda / Arenapal
MATHIS DER MALER<br>Robert Tear and Gwynne Howell<br>Royal Opera House, Coven Garden, London, UK<br>November 1995<br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL<br>
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MATHIS DER MALER
Robert Tear and Gwynne Howell
Royal Opera House, Coven Garden, London, UK
November 1995
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
ROMEO ET JULIETTE by Gounod <br>Nino Machaidze as Juliette<br>Piotr Beczala as Romeo<br>Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>23 October 2010 <br>Credit : Clive Barda / ArenaPAL <br>
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ROMEO ET JULIETTE by Gounod
Nino Machaidze as Juliette
Piotr Beczala as Romeo
Royal Opera House, London, UK
23 October 2010
Credit : Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
ARENA DI VERONA<br>Performance of Aida by Verdi<br>Verona, Italy<br>Credit: Gianfranco Fainello / ArenaPAL <br>
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ARENA DI VERONA
Performance of Aida by Verdi
Verona, Italy
Credit: Gianfranco Fainello / ArenaPAL
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE<br>Danish and British royal families in the Royal Box during a royal performance of the Danish Royal Ballet<br>Front Row L - R:<br>Prince Georg of Denmark, Princess Margaret,<br>Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth II<br>King Frederik of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Anne, Princess Anne of Denmark<br>Miss Jennie Lee (British Minister of the Arts)<br>Covent Garden, London, UK<br>30 April 1968<br>Credit: Clive Barda / Arenapal<br>
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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
Danish and British royal families in the Royal Box during a royal performance of the Danish Royal Ballet
Front Row L - R:
Prince Georg of Denmark, Princess Margaret,
Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth II
King Frederik of Denmark, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Anne, Princess Anne of Denmark
Miss Jennie Lee (British Minister of the Arts)
Covent Garden, London, UK
30 April 1968
Credit: Clive Barda / Arenapal
ARMIDA by Rossini <br>Jessica Pratt <br>at the Garsington Opera Festival, UK  <br>June 2010 <br>Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal <br>
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ARMIDA by Rossini
Jessica Pratt
at the Garsington Opera Festival, UK
June 2010
Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal
DIE AEGYPTISCHE HELENA by R Strauss<br>(THE EGYPTIAN HELEN)<br>Helen Astrid (as Maiden)<br>Rebecca de Pont Davies (as Mussell)<br>Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK<br>22 June 1997<br>Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL <br>
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DIE AEGYPTISCHE HELENA by R Strauss
(THE EGYPTIAN HELEN)
Helen Astrid (as Maiden)
Rebecca de Pont Davies (as Mussell)
Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK
22 June 1997
Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL
SIMON BOCCANEGRA by Verdi <br>PLACIDO DOMINGO as Simon Boccanegra <br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>26 June 2010 <br>Credit : Clive Barda / ArenaPAL <br>
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SIMON BOCCANEGRA by Verdi
PLACIDO DOMINGO as Simon Boccanegra
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
26 June 2010
Credit : Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
DON GIOVANNI by Mozart <br>Gerald Finley as Don Giovanni <br>Glyndebourne Opera Festival, UK <br>1 July 2010 <br>Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL <br>
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DON GIOVANNI by Mozart
Gerald Finley as Don Giovanni
Glyndebourne Opera Festival, UK
1 July 2010
Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL
MANON by Massenet <br>Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut <br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>22 June 2010 <br>Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL <br>
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MANON by Massenet
Anna Netrebko as Manon Lescaut
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
22 June 2010
Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL
THE PEARL FISHERS by Bizet <br>Alfie Boe as Nadir <br>Freddie Tong as Nourabad <br>conducted by Rory Macdonald <br>directed by Penny Woolcock <br> English National Opera <br>at the Coliseum, London, UK <br>1 June 2010 <br>Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL <br>
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THE PEARL FISHERS by Bizet
Alfie Boe as Nadir
Freddie Tong as Nourabad
conducted by Rory Macdonald
directed by Penny Woolcock
English National Opera
at the Coliseum, London, UK
1 June 2010
Credit : Nigel Norrington / ArenaPAL
THE RAKE'S PROGRESS by Stravinsky<br>Robert Murray (as Tom Rakewell)<br>Sinéad Campbell (as Anne Trulove)<br>Conductor - Martin André<br>Director - Olivia Fuchs<br>Designer - Niki Turner <br>Lighting designer - Bruno Poet<br>Garsington Opera<br>Garsington, Oxford, UK<br>June 2008<br>Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal <br>
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THE RAKE'S PROGRESS by Stravinsky
Robert Murray (as Tom Rakewell)
Sinéad Campbell (as Anne Trulove)
Conductor - Martin André
Director - Olivia Fuchs
Designer - Niki Turner 
Lighting designer - Bruno Poet
Garsington Opera
Garsington, Oxford, UK
June 2008
Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal
GARSINGTON COUNTRY HOUSE<br>Audience members on the lawn on the evening of a performance of Rossini's 'La donna del lago'<br>Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK<br>June 2007<br>Credfit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal<br>
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GARSINGTON COUNTRY HOUSE
Audience members on the lawn on the evening of a performance of Rossini's 'La donna del lago'
Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK
June 2007
Credfit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal
MIRANDOLINA by Martinu<br>Jean Rigby (as Dejanira)<br>Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK<br>18 June 2009<br>Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal<br>
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MIRANDOLINA by Martinu
Jean Rigby (as Dejanira)
Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK
18 June 2009
Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPal
TOSCA by Puccini<br>Amanda Echalez (as Tosca)<br>Anthony Michaels-Moore (as Scarpia)<br>English National Opera <br>at the Coliseum, London, UK <br>13 May 2010  <br>Credit : Sisi Burn / ArenaPAL <br>
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TOSCA by Puccini
Amanda Echalez (as Tosca)
Anthony Michaels-Moore (as Scarpia)
English National Opera
at the Coliseum, London, UK
13 May 2010
Credit : Sisi Burn / ArenaPAL
ELISABETH SODERSTROM<br>1927 - 2009<br>Swedish soprano<br>Studio portrait in role<br>Credit: Christina Burton / ArenaPAL<br>
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ELISABETH SODERSTROM
1927 - 2009
Swedish soprano
Studio portrait in role
Credit: Christina Burton / ArenaPAL
THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN by Janacek <br>Christopher Maltman <br>Jeremy White <br>Robin Leggate<br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>16 March 2010  <br>Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL <br>
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THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN by Janacek
Christopher Maltman
Jeremy White
Robin Leggate
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
16 March 2010
Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
COSI FAN TUTTE by Mozart <br>Lorenzo Regazzo<br>Elina Garanca<br>Rebecca Evans<br>Dorothea Roschmann <br>Matthew Polenzani<br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>2007 <br>Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPAL <br>
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COSI FAN TUTTE by Mozart
Lorenzo Regazzo
Elina Garanca
Rebecca Evans
Dorothea Roschmann
Matthew Polenzani
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
2007
Credit: Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
L'ELISIR D'AMORE by Donizetti <br>Diana Damrau (as Adina) <br>Anthony Michaels-Moore (as Belcore),  <br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK  <br>12 May 2009 <br>Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL <br>
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L'ELISIR D'AMORE by Donizetti
Diana Damrau (as Adina)
Anthony Michaels-Moore (as Belcore),
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
12 May 2009
Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER by Wagner <br>Bryn Terfel <br>The Royal Opera House, London, UK <br>2009 <br>Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL <br>
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DER FLIEGENDE HOLLANDER by Wagner
Bryn Terfel
The Royal Opera House, London, UK
2009
Credit : Johan Persson / ArenaPAL
IDOMENEO by Mozart<br>Standing: Hans Peter Blochwitz as Idamante<br>Karita Mattila as Ilia<br>Kneeling: Wieslaw Ochman as Idomeneo<br>San Francisco Opera, USA, 1989<br>Production: John Copley<br>Set Design: John Conklin<br>Lighting Design: Thomas Munn<br>Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL<br>
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IDOMENEO by Mozart
Standing: Hans Peter Blochwitz as Idamante
Karita Mattila as Ilia
Kneeling: Wieslaw Ochman as Idomeneo
San Francisco Opera, USA, 1989
Production: John Copley
Set Design: John Conklin
Lighting Design: Thomas Munn
Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL
IDOMENEO<br>Magdalena Kozena as Idamante<br>Glyndebourne Festival Opera<br>2003<br>Credit: Mike Hoban / ArenaPAL<br>
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IDOMENEO
Magdalena Kozena as Idamante
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
2003
Credit: Mike Hoban / ArenaPAL
ARABELLA by Richard Strauss<br>Kiri te Kanawa (as Arabella)<br>Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK<br>October 1981<br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL<br>
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ARABELLA by Richard Strauss
Kiri te Kanawa (as Arabella)
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK
October 1981
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
MARY STUART by Donizetti<br>Maria Stuarda<br>Rosalind Plowright (as Queen Elizabeth l)<br>at English National Opera, London Coliseum, London, UK<br>March 1982 <br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPal / Topfoto  <br>
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MARY STUART by Donizetti
Maria Stuarda
Rosalind Plowright (as Queen Elizabeth l)
at English National Opera, London Coliseum, London, UK
March 1982
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPal / Topfoto
IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA by Rossini<br>(THE BARBER OF SEVILLE)<br>Christine Rice (as Rosina)<br>Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK<br>18 June 2003<br>Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL <br>
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IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA by Rossini
(THE BARBER OF SEVILLE)
Christine Rice (as Rosina)
Garsington Opera, Oxford, UK
18 June 2003
Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL
Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner <br>making final preparations for a Bayreuth Festival <br>Circa 1950s.<br>Credit: Keystone Archives / HIP / TopFoto / ArenaPAL<br>
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Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner
making final preparations for a Bayreuth Festival
Circa 1950s.
Credit: Keystone Archives / HIP / TopFoto / ArenaPAL
KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN<br>German Composer  (1928 - 2007) <br>early rehearsal for Donnerstag aus Licht<br>at Royal Opera house, Covent Garden, London, UK<br>Auugust 1985<br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL<br>
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KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN
German Composer (1928 - 2007)
early rehearsal for Donnerstag aus Licht
at Royal Opera house, Covent Garden, London, UK
Auugust 1985
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
Maria Jeritza as Tosca in 'Tosca' by Giacomo Puccini. Vienna. Photograph. 1922 <br>Credit: IMAGNO/Photoarchiv Setzer-Tschiedel / TopFoto / ArenaPAL<br>www.arenapal
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Maria Jeritza as Tosca in 'Tosca' by Giacomo Puccini. Vienna. Photograph. 1922
Credit: IMAGNO/Photoarchiv Setzer-Tschiedel / TopFoto / ArenaPAL
www.arenapal
LES HUGENOTS by Meyerbeer<br>Enrico Caruso (as Raoul de Nangis)<br>(Italian Tenor 1873 - 1921)<br>Credit : Mander and Mitchenson / ArenaPAL / Topfoto<br>
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LES HUGENOTS by Meyerbeer
Enrico Caruso (as Raoul de Nangis)
(Italian Tenor 1873 - 1921)
Credit : Mander and Mitchenson / ArenaPAL / Topfoto
PARSIFAL by Wagner<br>Willard White as Klingsor<br>Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK<br>December 2001<br>Conductor: Simon Rattle <br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
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PARSIFAL by Wagner
Willard White as Klingsor
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK
December 2001
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
RICHARD HICKOX <br>backview of conductor with orchestra memebers conducting Opera Australia in a performance of Alcina by Handel<br>March 2007<br>Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL
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RICHARD HICKOX
backview of conductor with orchestra memebers conducting Opera Australia in a performance of Alcina by Handel
March 2007
Credit: Keith Saunders / ArenaPAL
PELLEAS ET MELISANDE by Debussy<br>Angelika Kirchschlager as Melisande<br>Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK<br>May 2007<br>Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
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PELLEAS ET MELISANDE by Debussy
Angelika Kirchschlager as Melisande
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, UK
May 2007
Credit: Clive Barda / ArenaPAL
THE MERRY WIDOW by Lehar<br>Joan Sutherland<br>San Francisco Opera, USA <br>1981 <br>Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL
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THE MERRY WIDOW by Lehar
Joan Sutherland
San Francisco Opera, USA
1981
Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL
ORLANDO FURIOSO<br>Susan Patterson<br>San Francisco Opera, USA <br>1989<br>Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL
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ORLANDO FURIOSO
Susan Patterson
San Francisco Opera, USA
1989
Credit: Ron Scherl / ArenaPAL