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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Carsten Aniksdal
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Erik Berg
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Erik Berg
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/foto: Erik Berg
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Erik Berg
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Erik Berg

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Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord, all year round.

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 opera is designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta, and has received several prestigious awards.

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. 

Guided tours available in Norwegian and English.


Norwegian name: Den Norske Opera & Ballett

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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet - Photo: Den Norske Opera & Ballett/Carsten Aniksdal

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to c...

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

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