Royal Theatre Copenhagen - Copenhagen
20 September 2020

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L'Orfeo

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Bildgewordene Trauerarbeit
11 Mar 20 / FAZ
La Traviata

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

This time the travesty came well before the ending
4 Feb 20 / The Copenhagen Post
The Snow Queen

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 4

Forget ‘Frozen’ – let it go and give in to the dark side
24 Oct 19 / The Copenhagen Post
Vom Ungeist mäklerischer Vernunft
18 Oct 19 / FAZ
Abrahamsen's opera fails to melt hearts
15 Oct 19 / The Guardian
Hans Abrahamsen’s The Snow Queen — a dizzyingly sensual new opera
15 Oct 19 / Financial Times (via Google)
Carmen

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Carmen féministe par Barrie Kosky à Copenhague : her-story contre history
3 Oct 19 / Olyrix
Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 2

Il trionfo dell’amor coniugale sul piacere
24 Apr 19 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)
Dieser Spaß ist endlich
12 Apr 19 / FAZ
King and Marshal

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 2

Il grande passato dell’opera in Danimarca
18 Apr 19 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)
À Copenhague, Roi et Maréchal sous la baguette souveraine de Michael Schønwandt
27 Mar 19 / Opera Online
Il Trovatore

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Verdi’s fiery masterpiece tamed by a problematic production
11 Oct 18 / OperaWire
Lulu

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

The other Lulu: a Danish rarity in Copenhagen
6 Feb 18 / Bachtrack
Die Zauberflöte

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

A kind of magic alright
8 Dec 17 / The Copenhagen Post
Madama Butterfly

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 2

Elizabeth Llewwllynè una protagonista di buoni mezzi vocali
22 Sep 17 / Operaclick (Ita)
Excellent execution of a poorly-aged story
22 Sep 17 / The Copenhagen Post
Rigoletto

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Weaving together the classic and the contemporary as adroitly as Arachne
21 Sep 17 / The Copenhagen Post
Il viaggio a Reims

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Where art comes to life in invigorating fashion
22 Mar 17 / The Copenhagen Post
Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Kunst und Kapitalismus sind gute Komplizen
26 Nov 16 / FAZ
Salome

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Strass et paillettes
25 May 16 / ConcertoNet (French)
Il trittico

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Approximations et Absolu
21 Jan 16 / Forum Opéra
I Vespri Siciliani

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Traitement de choc
25 May 15 / Forum Opéra
Maskarade

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Love in the time of selfies
22 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Saul and David

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

The king is not well: Carl Nielsen’s Saul og David in Copenhagen
21 Apr 15 / Bachtrack
Lulu

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 2

Dans la ménagerie de verre
18 Dec 14 / Avant-Scène Opéra
Send in the clowns: Stefan Herheim’s Lulu in Copenhagen
25 Nov 14 / Bachtrack
Der Rosenkavalier

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Un Rosenkavalier dans le décor
11 Nov 14 / ConcertoNet (French)
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Shostakovich’s opera is conducted and directed with brutal clarity
5 Nov 14 / Financial Times (via Google)
Porgy and Bess

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

A great operatic experience
26 Mar 14 / Seen and Heard
Le grand macabre

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

Chanté en danois, l’opéra fait ressortir une distribution scandinave très homogène
7 Mar 14 / Anaclase
Die Teufel von Loudun

Royal Theatre Copenhagen


No. of reviews: 1

La maison peut largement s’enorgueillir de la grande qualité de sa troupe assurément
19 Mar 13 / Anaclase
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30 Aug 2020 to 1 Jun 2021
Beethoven
27 Sep to 27 Oct 2020
Verdi
23 Oct to 1 Dec 2020
Ruo
27 Oct to 1 Nov 2020
Poulenc
11 to 28 Nov 2020
Bruce
14 to 27 Nov 2020
Nielsen
5 Dec 2020 to 28 Jan 2021
Tafreshipour
8 to 13 Dec 2020
Wagner
10 to 26 Jan 2021
Puccini
30 Jan to 5 Jun 2021
Fundal
2 to 7 Feb 2021
Mozart
11 Feb to 31 Mar 2021
Schierbeck
23 to 24 Feb 2021
Bernstein
12 Mar to 25 Apr 2021
Tjørnhøj
24 Apr to 12 May 2021
after Bach
30 Apr to 15 May 2021
Holten
2 to 5 Jun 2021

News & Articles

Audience and musicians reunited as Copenhagen’s Opera House reopens
The Royal Danish Opera becomes the first in Europe to welcome orchestra, chorus, soloists and audiences back into its theatre.
9 Jun 2020 / Gramophone
Royal Danish Opera to limit seating due to coronavirus
The Royal Danish Opera’s announcement comes a few days after the Opernhaus Zürich and Grand Théâtre de Genève stated it would limit seating.
7 Mar 2020 / OperaWire
Kasper Holten takes back his old job
The former head of London’s Royal Opera has been named director of the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen, a job he first held when he was 27.
21 Apr 2018 / Slipped Disc
Danish opera chief quits over deep cuts
Sven Müller, who succeeded Keith Warner as artistic director of the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, has resigned over the same issue – savage cuts.
6 Jan 2017 / Slipped Disc
Maestro move: Russian chief for Danish Opera
Alexander Vedernikov, music director at the Bolshoi from 2001 to 2009, is to be chief conductor of Royal Danish Opera, starting September 2017.
26 Nov 2016 / Slipped Disc