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Royal Swedish Opera (Swedish: Kungliga Operan) is Sweden's national stage for opera and ballet.
The building is located in the center of Sweden's capital Stockholm in the borough of Norrmalm. It lies on the north side of the Norrström river and is connected to the Royal Palace through the Norrbro bridge.

On the right is Saint James's Church (Swedish: Sankt Jacobs kyrka).
The origin of the church dates back to a chapel belonging to the Solna parish . It is first mentioned in 1311. Construction on the present church was led by master-builder Heinrich van Huwen and started in 1588.

The church started using central heating in 1850 and gas lighting in 1862 . An exterior restoration in 1910 gave the church a new copper roof and a sandstone socle. A new restoration in 1932–37 resulted in the present rather bare interior, with no changes since except a minor restoration in 1969.

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Additional Photos by Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5607 W: 2 N: 11068] (52084)
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