The stunning Copenhagen Opera House opened in 2005 on the Dokøen (Dock Island) of Holmen, directly facing Amalienborg Slot across the harbour and Marmorkirken just beyond it. The auditorium was designed by the prominent Danish architect Henning Larsen, whose works include the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek extension. No expense was spared in the design of this elaborate £380 million project. The building is clad in German limestone, the floor of the foyer is made of Sicilian marble and the ceiling of the 1,400-seat auditorium is gilded in gold leaf.
English and Danish-language guided tours of the opera house are offered, and they cover the majority of the structure, including the spectacular auditorium and backstage spaces. Order online.