Friday, 3 January 2014

Inauguration of the new Opera building

15 January 2005

The entire Danish royal family was present at the official opening of the prestigious new Opera on the island of Holmen in Copenhagen. It's situated on the other side of Amalienborg palace and Amaliehave, across the harbour. So the royal guests arrived by boat.

The building was completely financed and donated to Denmark by Arnold Mærsk Mc-Kinny Møller (1913-2012), Danmark's wealthiest and most powerful man - owner of shipping company Mærsk - and a close friend of the Danish royals. He greeted the royals personally upon their arrival.

Among the VIP guests were also the prime minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and his wife Anne Mette.

and Peter & Caroline Heering.

The performances during this gala opening lasted for 4 hours.


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