Copenhagen Opera House


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In a year 2000 private investor donate the Opera House to the Danish state. Construction started in 2001, on a island Holmen, opposite the Amalienborg. The opening took place in 2005, and Queen Margrethe II, who has her own balcony in the opera, was present during the ceremony.

Opera House is one of the biggest, most modern and most expensive opera houses in the world. However, it has maximum 1700 audience places, as more could decrease the quality of sound. If the whole orchestra is present, the number of place is only 1492, but then on each single place the sound is perfectly balanced. The second hall can host up to 200 persons and is create for a smaller, experimental performances. 
The most of opera exteriors are made from limestone, but the front oval façade is a grid of glass and metal. It cover five floor high foyer, which was designed and equipped by the best Scandinavian artists. The interiors hide also complete backstage features, with five smaller, rehearsal stages, dressing rooms and technical equipment.

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