Oslo Opera House

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The Norwegian Opera and Ballet
Full Opera by night.jpg
General information
TypeArts complex
Architectural styleContemporary
LocationOslo, Norway
Completed2007
Opened12 April 2008
ClientStatsbygg
OwnerOslo Municipality
Technical details
Structural systemFlat "iceberg" shape with inclined, white lines
Design and construction
ArchitectSnøhetta
Awards and prizesWorld Architecture Festival Cultural Award in 2008 and Mies van der Rohe award in 2009.[1]
Website
www.operaen.no

The Oslo Opera House is a opera house in Oslo, Norway and is the home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

History[change | change source]

Construction started in 2003 and was finished in 2007, ahead of schedule and 300 million Norwegian krone ($52 million United States dollars) under its budget of 4.4 billion Norwegian krone (~$760 million United States dollars). The opening on 12 April 2008 was attended by King Harald, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and President Tarja Halonen of Finland and other leaders. During the first year over 1.3 mllion people entered the building.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Opera Forlag". Operaforlag.no. Archived from the original on 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-24.
  2. "Oslo Opera House Oslo Norway Culture Ballet Opera Program". web.archive.org. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2021.