© Henning Larsen

The Royal Danish Opera // Henning Larsen

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Denmark’s national opera is a landmark in Copenhagen and a symbol of the city’s rich cultural life. The Opera sets the stage for human interaction, both before and after the final curtain.
Before and after the night’s performance, the Opera foyer sets the stage for a scene at least as fascinating as the actual performance.

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

On the suspended balconies and stairways, audiences take position to see and be seen. Their silhouettes form a shadow play on the maple-covered shell of the concert hall and bring the building to life, removing any doubt that the performance has begun. The interaction between stage and audience is emphasized by the intimate design of the concert hall, where parquet and balconies stand out as one consistent whole, reaching all the way to the front of the stage.

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

The Opera is a serenade – a declaration of love for art and for Copenhagen..

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

© Henning Larsen

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