Copenhagen Opera House

On an island in the center of Copenhagen is the National Opera House, which is a structural unit of the Royal Danish Theatre. After a lengthy debate the Danish Parliament approved the construction of the opera house, and in June 2001, it has laid the foundation, in October 2004, construction was completed.

 This is one of the expensive buildings in the world, in a large auditorium laid oak floor, the construction of the theater cost the state of Denmark over 500 million dollars. The official opening of the Opera House on 15 January 2005. At the premiere of the opera “Valkyrie” by Wagner, was attended by Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Queen Margrethe II.

Designed a building famous Danish architect Henning Larsen. It is a 14-storey building, with 5 floors are below ground level. The total area is 41 square meters, the area of ??the underground floors of 12 square meters Interior decoration of the theater are made of expensive materials Sicilian marble and 24-carat gold leaf, white maple, in a large auditorium laid oak floorOf particular interest is the magnificent chandeliers. It is a work of art created by renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

In the great hall of the theater main stage is made in black and orange colors, the hall can accommodate 1,700 spectators, the orchestra pit to 110 musicians. Small capacity auditorium, also called Takkelloftet, is approximately 180 spectators.

To the National Opera House and can be reached by water. Near the theater is an elegant marina, which approach the water bus. Not far from the Opera House are such attractions as the Royal Amalienborg Palace and the Marble Church.