Oslo Opera House

Oslo, Norway

This new 400,000 square foot home for the Den Norske Opera & Ballett was commissioned by Statsbygg, who acted as property managers and advisors to the Norwegian government. The opera house has been designed to accommodate Den Norske Opera's 600-strong staff and also stands as a cultural monument. In short, it is the most important cultural building project in Norway for over 700 years. The facility includes a 1,400-seat opera house and a 400-seat flexible theatre in addition to several rehearsal and production spaces.

Oslo Opera House
Credit: Erik Berg/Den Norske Opera & Ballett
Credit: mondo*dr
Credit: Jaro Hollan/Statsbygg
Owner

Statsbygg

Architect

Snøhetta

Acoustician

Brekker & Strand | Arup

Users

Den Norske Opera and Ballet, touring productions

Seat count

400, 1400

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Flexible theatre, Opera house

Services

Strategic planning, concept design, theatre planning, and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2008

Venue website

operaen.no

Credit: Jaro Hollan/Statsbygg
Credit: Nina Reistad
Oslo Opera House
Credit: Nina Reistad

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