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The 19th century was a golden age for music – and the posters advertising the productions of these now iconic operas are artworks in their own right. We've put together a gallery of some of the most eye-catching from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Verdi’s epic opera about the love between the enslaved Ethiopian princess, Aida, and the Egyptian captain, Radamès, was premiered in Cairo on 24 December 1871 and has proved to be one of the composer’s most popular works. This poster was for a 1908 production in Cleveland. Image: Alamy
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