Danish Architecture Guide

The Copenhagen Opera House

The Copenhagen Opera House stands at the end of the historical axis running from Marmorkirken (the Marble Church) and Amalienborg. With its 158 m long and 90 m wide roof the large building is visible from all over the inner harbour. The building contains more than 1,000 rooms. It totals 41,000 m2 distributed on 14 storeys, five of which are below ground. The main auditorium of the opera house accommodates an audience of 1,500 persons, and the experimental stage seats approx. 200 persons.
Beneath the large roof a large grille shields the foyer room and the auditorium. The foyer area's flooring is of Sicilian Perlatino marble, and the shell of the auditorium is clad in stained maple. The main auditorium is adorned with a 24-carat gold leaf ceiling.
The entire facade of the house is clad with the South German limestone Jura Gelb. The front plaza and quaysides are paved with Chinese granite.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 / By Kasper Egeberg

Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014