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At the other end of the grand axis, mentioned in this upload, is the Copenhagen Opera House situated across the water on the island of Holmen (Dock Island). This is a part of the harbor formerly used by the Danish Navy, but since 1996 opened in most parts to public access.

The building was donated to the Danish people in 2000 by Mærsk McKinney Møller - co-founder of the Mærsk company - and completed in 2004. It's one of the most expensive opera houses ever built, with construction costs well over 500 million U.S. dollars.

The building is surrounded by newly dug canals, giving the impression of being placed on an island slightly larger than the house itself. And a grand plaza, covered by a 32 meter long cantilevered roof - in front of the 4-story glass facade with horizontal steel bands - welcomes the audience approaching by boat or from the wide harbor promenade.

The house is administered by the Royal Danish Theater (Det Kongelige Teater) and one of the best equipped in the world. It has a main stage and five other directly connected, where large setups can be moved easily in and out. There are between 1492 and 1703 seats, depending on the size of the orchestra.

Let the play begin...

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