Die Norwegische Oper in Oslo ist eines der spektakulärsten Opernhäuser der Welt und wurde von dem norwegischen Architekturbüro Snøhetta entworfen. Bei meinem Besuch letzte Woche regnete es, aber aufREGEN lohnt nicht. Es wurde ein wunderfeiner grauer Tag.
The angled exterior of the Oslo Opera House, designed by the world famous Snøhetta, is covered in Italian white carrara marble and granite, making it appear to rise out of the Oslofjord like a glacier.
“Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof”. – James R. Lowell
It is the world’s first and only opera houses where you not only can, but are meant to, walk on the roof. On my visit last week it was raining cats and dogs. Perfect moody weather!
“When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.” – Maria Callas
“People’s reaction to opera the first time they hear it is extreme, … They either love it or they hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they don’t, they may learn to love it, but it will never become part of their soul.” – Richard Gere, Pretty Woman
“Rain does not fall on one roof alone” – Norwegian proverb
The iceberg art installation “She lies” (norsk; hun ligger) on the water is created by Monica Bonvicini. It caused something like a soap opera! Some find it beautful, others say it’s trash. The sculpture turns on its axis in line with the tide and wind and is a three-dimensional interpretation of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting The Sea of Ice (Das Eismeer).
“Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it’s changed a
lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the
harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern
architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum
on the water’s edge.” – Jo Nesbø
“Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.”
– Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) & the norwegian tax payers