The Royal Opera in Copenhagen has a size of 41,000 square meters with over 1,000 rooms, ranging from the large hall with room for 1,400 spectators to the small experimental stage with room for 200 spectators.
The building is clad in southern German yellow Jurassic limestone and the floor in the foyer is decorated with Sicilian Perlatino marble. The ceiling in the large hall is covered with 105,000 sheets of gold leaf - about 1.5 kilograms of 24-carat gold.
The opera was designed by the world famous Danish architect Henning Larsen and several Danish artists have contributed to the decoration. Among other things, Per Kirkeby has created four bronze reliefs, while the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has contributed with three large light sculptures in the foyer.
December 14, 2018
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