Copenhagen Opera House – splendid architecture and brilliant sound

Operaen i København – smuk arkitektur og enestående god lyd.

 

Copenhagen Opera House is situated in the middle of Copenhagen Inner Harbour on Dock Island, Holmen –  just opposite The Royal Palaces, Amaliehaven and The Marble Church.

 

Text and photos Erik K Abrahamsen, 13. February 2015.

 

 

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Copenhagen Opera:

 

 

Copenhagen Opera House. Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo 3. september 2014 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 

 

Copenhagen Opera House was builded 2001-04 as a gift from Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller to The State of Denmark. The Opera has 2 stages: Main stage with 14-1800 seats and a orchestra pit with 110 musicians and a small experimental stage “Takkelloftet” with 200 seats.

The Opera is 41.000 m2, has 14 floors with 5 floors below ground. 

The building exterior is Jura Gelb limestone.

Price: 2,3 Billion Danish Crowns – 3,3 Millions US Dollars.

 

Architect is Henning Larsen.

 

 Map of Copenhagen City and Inner Harbour with Dock Island on Holmen and Christianshavn:

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Map of Copenhagen City and Copenhagen Inner Harbour with Dock Island on Holmen and Christianshavn. Photo by Erik K Abrahamsen 2014

 

 Model of Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn, Dock Island, Holmen and Freetown Christiania:

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Model of Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn, Dock Island with Copenhagen Opera under construction, Holmen and Freetown Christiania. Photo 28. september 2011 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

I visited Copenhagen Opera in 22.  january 2015 and saw and heard the opera “LULU” of Alban Berg and here is my impressions of Copenhagen Opera:

 

The Entrance –  direct to Copenhagen Inner Harbour :

 

Copernhagen Opera, Dock Island. Holmen. Entrance. At right on the photo Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

The Foyer in Copenhagen Opera: 

Ground Floor.

 

Copenhagen Opera. Foyer. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Main Stage with 4 balcons – Copenhagen Opera:

 

Main Stage. Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Main Stage with 14-1800 seats and a orchestra pit with 110 musicians:

 

Main stage in Copenhagen Opera with 14-1800 seats. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – First Floor of Copenhagen Opera:

3 lamps created by icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson:

 

Foyer - first floor. Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – first floor:

 

Foyer- first floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – first floor:

3 lamps created by icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson:

 

Foyer - first floor Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – First floor:

 

Foyer first floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – first floor:

 

Foyer first floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

View to roof of Foyer, Copenhagen Opera:

 

View to Foyer roof in Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – first floor:

 

Foyer – first floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – second floor:

 

Foyer - second floor of Copenhagen Opera. 22. Photo january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Foyer – Third floor:

 

Foyer - third floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 buy Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Foyer – roof and view to forth floor:

 

Foyer - view to roof and fourth floor of Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

 Foyer – Third floor:

 

Foyer - third floor. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Main Scene – Copenhagen Opera: 

 

Main scene. Copenhagen Opera. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Copenhagen Opera – main entrance with Copenhagen Inner Harbour at right:

 

Entrance of Copenhagen Opera. At right on the photo Copenhagen Inner Harbour. Photo 22. january 2015 by Erik K Abrahamsen

 

Text and photos Copyright Erik K Abrahamsen 2015

All rights reserved.

 

 The inner Harbour of Copenhagen is unique in beauty and function. The harbour is situated in the middle of Copenhagen between Holmen, Christianshavn, Island Amager and Copenhagen City.

2 new bridges are opened and 1 is under construction to unite and connect Copenhagen City with Nyhavn, Kgs. Nytorv, Amalienborg Castle with Christianshavn, Holmen with Copenhagen Opera House and Island Amager.

 

 On this homepage danculture.dk I have written an article about the 3 above new bridges and the poetic atmosphere in Christianshavn (You find the article on subject “Miljø”):

“Visit Copenhagen Inner Harbour, Christianshavn Canal and the places for construction of 3 walk- and bike bridges.”

 

 

On my second homepage “Erik K Abrahamsen Blog” you can read the following articles about Copenhagen Inner Harbour and its environments.

 

On my second homepage: Erik K Abrahamsen Blog tvndk.wordpress.com I have written 6 relevant articles:

 

“3 nye gang- og cykelbroer binder Christianshavn sammen med Nyhavn og Holmen”, 12. oktober 2012. Search my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com  and write search word ”Christianhavn ”  in søgefelt,

“Oplev Københavns 1000 årige historie på gåtur. Tur 5 : Holmen og Orlogsværftet”, 29. december 2014.Search my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com og skriv søgeord “Holmen” i søgeleft.

and

“Adventure tour in Christianshavn – a unique quarter of Copenhagen”, 2o. may 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Christianshavn”,

and

“Freetown Christiania – walk tour in the most creative and beautiful quarter i Copenhagen”, 28. may 2009. Search on my homepage: Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Christiania”,

and

“Bike, walk and run along Copenhagen Harbour Waterline”, 16. may 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write “Copenhagen Harbour”,

and

Visual environment in Copenhagen Harbour Waterfront – Havneholmen by architect Lene Tranberg”, 22. february 2009. Search on my homepage Erik K Abrahamsen Blog: tvndk.wordpress.com and write  ”Copenhagen Harbour”.

 

Melby, North Sealand 13. february 2015

 

Best wishes

Erik

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