The Copenhagen Opera House is the leading opera company in Scandinavia with a long tradition and history. In 2005, the new waterside Opera House opened, which has given the Opera House new and exceptional opportunities to fulfil its great artistic potential.
The leading opera company in Scandinavia, the historic Copenhagen Opera House opened in its new waterside location in 2005, a gift from the A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation to the Danish people. Designed by the world-famous Danish architect Henning Larsen and featuring the work of numerous Danish artists, the Opera House is built of southern German Jura Gelb limestone and features a foyer of Sicilian Perlatino marble. The 41,000-square-meter Opera House boasts more than 1,000 rooms, including the Opera’s main stage, which seats an audience of 1,400 and features a ceiling adorned with 105,000 sheets of gold leaf to enhance the royal and luxurious atmosphere of the building.