Royal Danish Theatre

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The Royal Danish Theater at Kongens Nytorv 2004
The Royal Danish Theatre is both a performing arts organisation and a theatre that has been located at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen since 1748, first as the theater of the king, and then as the theater of the country. The theatre presents opera, the Royal Danish Ballet, classical music concerts (by the Royal Danish Orchestra, which dates back to 1448), and drama in several locations.

The Royal Danish Theatre organization is under the control of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and its objectives are to ensure the staging of outstanding performances that do justice to the various stages which it controls.

Performing arts venues

  • The Old Stage is the original Royal Danish Theatre built in 1748.
  • The Copenhagen Opera House (Operaen) is the newest, purpose-built facility.
  • The Stærekassen is an Art Deco theatre adjacent to the main theatre. It is used for drama productions.
  • The Turbine Halls (Turbinehallerne) is Copenhagen’s old power station. It has been converted into a theatre with two stages.

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Kongens Nytorv (King's New Square) is a square in central Copenhagen at one end of Strøget.

The square was designed by Christian V in 1670 and contains of an equestrian statue of him.
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Opera is a form of musical and dramatic work in which singers convey the drama.[1] Opera is part of the Western classical music tradition.[2] An opera performance incorporates many of the elements of spoken theatre, such as acting, scenery and costumes and
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The Royal Danish Ballet is one of the oldest ballet troupes in Europe. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, it was founded in 1748 in response to the great popularity of French and Italian styles of dance.
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Classical music is a broad term that usually refers to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, Western art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 9th century to the 21st century.
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The Royal Danish Orchestra (Det Kongelige Kapel, literally "The Royal Band") is a Danish orchestra based in the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen. It claims to be the oldest orchestra in the world, tracing its origins to a body of trumpeters at the court of Christian I.
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Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.[1] It is derived from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek δράμα), derived from "to do" (Classical Greek
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The Copenhagen Opera House (in Danish usually called Operaen) is the national Opera house of Denmark, and among the most modern opera houses in the world. It is located on the island of Holmen in the center of Copenhagen.
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Art Deco was a popular design movement from 1920 until 1939, affecting the decorative arts such as architecture, interior design, and industrial design, as well as the visual arts such as fashion, painting, the graphic arts, and film.
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