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Norwegian Opera House, Oslo, Norway
The $800 million Oslo Opera House designed by Norwegian architects Snoehetta opened on Saturday with King Harrald in attendance. Oslo’s Opera had been operating from a run-down movie theatre before the building was constructed.
The new structure is sympathetically designed to fit its fjord setting with the sloping side resembling an iceberg. The 1000 room venue is the biggest of Norway’s cultural buildings and is clad in 35,000 Carrara-marble slabs. A centre-piece chandelier made with 17,000 glass units hangs in the main opera hall where the King enjoyed performances of... >>>