The Opera House is the new landmark for Oslo.
The architectural masterpiece is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. Architectural designed large-scale windows at street level provide the public with glimpses of rehearsals and workshop activities.
The building's interior is mainly oak, and the main hall is shaped like a horseshoe, reminiscent of classical theatres of the past.
The Oslo Opera House offers extraordinary panorama views from the roof of the building. Many visitors use the option to explore Oslo and the fjord from the roof.
The opera is designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta and has received several prestigious awards.
Throughout the season The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet offers a rich and varied programme from three stages: The Main House (1369 seats), Second House (400 seats) and the Studio (200 seats). The Opera roof and foyer are also used for concerts.
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