Opera House, Copenhagen

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Ekvipagemestervej 10, København K 45-33 69-69-69

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    The Opera House

    by marielexoteria Updated Jan 7, 2008

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    We didn't actually visited the Opera House then but we admired the building from the gardens of Amalienborg. My companion and host in Copenhagen told me that the owner of Maersk (the world's largest container ship operator) donated the money to build it, which wasn't accepted by many at the beginning because this donation would be tax deductible - meaning that the state would be forced to "buy" it.

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    Operaen - Better on the inside

    by deptlads Updated Nov 11, 2006

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    It is a shame that it is difficult to get to see inside Copenhagen's fabulous new opera house without a ticket or on a guided tour. This probably explains why there are hardly any pictures of the inside of the building here on VT. We were lucky enough to go to a performance here in November 2006. So, to complement the other tips here, we have included some photos of the main foyer and auditorium itself.

    I felt that the foyer area was quite cold and sterile, despite the three fascinating lamps by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, and the bulbous wood-panelled walls of the auditorium. But once you go across the marble walkways into the auditorium itself you are in a completely different world - warm, dark, rich and cosy. The corridors are deep red, and the auditorium is dark blue with more dark orange wood panelling. The striking fluorescent design for the main stage curtain (fire curtain) is by Danish designer Per Arnoldi (see pictures).

    And as an opera stage? Well, we saw a performance of the opera "Maskarade" by the famous Danish composer Carl Nielsen that I can only describe as fantastic. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening that was well worth the DKK450 per ticket that we paid.

    Walkways into the auditorium Dave in the first row of the second balcony Foyer with lamps by Olafur Eliasson Stage with curtain designed by Per Arnoldi Foyer with lamps by Olafur Eliasson
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    New Opera House

    by jo104 Written Jul 26, 2006

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    This opera house opened in January 2005 designed by architect Henniang Larsen
    It is quite a modern piece of architecture although you cannot see much of the inside unless you do a guided tour or have tickets inside.

    We stopped there on our canal trip for some champers on the steps & it proved a great place to snap the Palace across the canal

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    Opera House

    by barryg23 Updated Jun 18, 2006

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    One of Copenhagen's newest buildings is the Opera House which lies on the waterfront on the site of a former shipyard north of Christianshaven. We only got the chance to see it from afar and as it's one of the most distinctive sights in the city most visitors come across it at some point.

    Copenhegen's Opera House From Vor Frelsers Kirke

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    Viewing the Opera House from Afar

    by juliegd Written Jun 12, 2006

    When you come, make sure you have a bike - it's THE way to get around this city. The weather this day was manic, the way springtime here tends to be - but check out the colours of this fountain and the sky! The new opera house is on the other side of the water, on the island of Christianshavn. It's famous for its architecture, supposedly sold-out for years to come but I think there are loopholes.

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    Love It or Hate It

    by Miraclemike Written Dec 13, 2005

    Some call this architectural masterpiece nothing more than a toaster with a roof on it. You be the judge. I think it looks pretty cool, especially staring at it from across the water. Oh, and you can see opera there too, so I hear. :)

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    Opera House

    by bambino36 Written Oct 16, 2005

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    the new opera opened on Holmen on January 1, 2005. This new Copenhagen Opera House was the solution found to the limitations of the Royal Theatre. The opera is the new venue for opera and ballet with the state of the art facilities.

    Opera House, Copenhagen

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    The Opera house

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 2, 2013

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    Completed in 2004, this distinctive Opera house on the oppositeside of the harbor from Amialenborg palace has quickly become an architectural landmark

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    A recent addition

    by PierreZA Written Apr 20, 2008

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    The new Opera House is an impressive building. It dominates the entrance to the Copenhagen Port. Unfortunately I did not have the chance of visiting, but hope to do so in future.

    The new Operahouse - Copenhagen

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    Opera building

    by jeoren Written Nov 7, 2006

    The new Opera is a nice piece of modern architecture. Inside it looks like a big golden apple. Typical is the roof which hangs over rather far.

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  • The Opera House

    by Mariajoy Written Aug 27, 2006

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    Once a restricted military area, Holmen is now home to the Copenhagen Opera House and the old 17th c warehouses have become the home to the arts.

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    The Opera

    by nina_z Written Aug 14, 2006

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    It might not be the Sydney opera but this newly built building overlooking the waters is nearly as beautiful.

    The Opera

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