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In Norway, climbing mountains feels like the most natural thing to do — so why shouldn’t this also apply to buildings?

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Oslo.
Photo: Erik Berg
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Enter the playroom

Make an early arrival before the play begins and guests commence to fill the hall. Explore that special silence of great expectations that occurs before it all starts. The for an Opera House unusual wooden theme is a soft reminder of Norwegian nature and history.

The intimate horseshoe shape of the The Main Hall hints to the origins of classic theatres. The design of the theatre’s main curtain is signed by artist Pae White.

Full moon experience

The central chandelier is created of hand cast glass bars lit from behind by LED lights. When lit or turned of, it has a moon-like presence.

7 new reasons to visit Oslo in 2020

Want to see Scream with a view? The iconic, new Munch Museum is opening this spring. But that is not the only reason why both art lovers and others should visit Oslo this year – now, you can also go skiing even in the summer, and explore one of the world’s most striking libraries. We’ve collected 7 new reasons to visit Oslo in 2020!

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Erik Berg

Get close to the stars

The often massive media attention created by the architecture of the Opera House has helped attracting internationally renowned opera and ballet performers to Oslo. The ever changing ensemble constantly consists of a fruitful combination of highly acclaimed national and international performers.

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Joerg Wiesner

The purposely set intimacy of the theatre layout enables you as a guest to get close to the performing stars of which you have come to experience.

Stretch your imagination

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Erik Berg

A classical piece of opera or ballet should stay true to the origins of its interpretation, if you ask some. Others would like to see a brave new take on it. In this house you will find both, and since the opening in 2008, The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet has been known for its variety.

Enter the stage

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Joerg Wiesner

Get lost

The Opera House has a huge inner space with spectacular designs, that is open to the public. In order to create unusual surfaces, architects at Snøhetta worked with artists. One of many examples of astonishing design by different artists is the perforated cladding created by artist Olafur Eliasson.

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Erik Berg

Your turn to play

Come visit the building that was not particularly inspired by previously built landmarks, but rather by Norwegian nature.

Oslo
Oslo.
Photo: Erik Berg

People from all over the world have come to walk on the roof and to experience various performances — now it’s your turn to come here and play.

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