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Copenhagen Opera Park as seen from above

In the grand opera tradition, the drama is typically spread over four or five acts. Between them, the scenery changes and the stage is reinvented while patrons stretch their legs, have a drink and soak up the ambiance. When intermission rings, there are few more scintillating venues than the Copenhagen Opera House, home to the Royal Danish Opera, which meets the bustling city’s harbour with a delicate glass lantern of a lobby perched below a sleek knife-edge canopy. Immediately to the south, meanwhile, an inviting new public park extends the stage with a civic narrative that plays out across six striking gardens.

Designed by local architectural firm Cobe, the 21,500-square-metre Opera Park unfolds in a sequence of sinuous...

A New Civic Stage Meets the Copenhagen Opera

On an island adjacent to the famous theatre, Cobe unveils a dramatic new public park.

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