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Copenhagen Opera House
Copenhagen's Opera House is hard to miss. The immense building—it measures some 440,000 square feet and presides over the harbor from its position on the island of Holmen, across the water from the palace at Amalienborg. Completed in 2004, the contemporary building was designed by Danish architect Henning Larsen and. thanks to a generous benefactor, no expense was spared. (With final construction costs totaling more than $500 million, it is the most expensive opera house ever built.) Jura limestone, Italian marble, and oak from a grove of 19th-century trees are among the materials meticulously used in the building which also features works by a number of contemporary Danish artists. Fortunately tickets to either the main stage or the experimental Takkelloftet one are not always limited to the very rich; occasional last-minute bargains are available, especially if you are willing to sit in the nosebleed section (where, thanks to the state-of-the-art acoustics, the sound is as good as it is on the main floor).
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