Stavanger Konserthus

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The ambitious project cost NOK 1.23 billion with nearly 10 percent of the amount raised through private donations. It was designed by Ratio Arkitekter of Norway, which won the international competition for the project back in 2003.

It was officially opened by Crown Prince Haakon in September 2012.

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Amelia Royan on November 11, 2012

It hasn't quite got the grandeur of Sydney Opera house dear Ian, but I have heard that the acoustics are excellent. We hope to get to a concert before we leave Norway, but because everything is so new, many of the concerts have sold out! We may get to see and hear a fantastic piece of work based on the music of Mozart - I do hope so.

Warm wishes from Norway where the light is now going quickly, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on November 11, 2012

And I hope you do, too, Amelia. And I hope you can hear it, see it and feel it! I love Mozart.

Nivaldo Cit & Ude Da… on November 15, 2012

Olá Amelia Royan! Obrigado pela preciosa visita. É uma honra recebê-la em nossa galeria. Te desejamos em o nome de Jesus, muita paz e saúde. Um abraço do seus Amigos Nivaldo Cit e esposa Maria de Lourdes. Saudações calorosas desde Balneário Camboriú, Santa Catarina/Brasil

Amelia Royan on November 16, 2012

Obrigado por mais uma visita Nivaldo e Maria. É um belo edifício, e assisti-lo sendo construída.

Saudações para o Brasil da Noruega, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 20, 2012

Dear Ian, we have tickets for the Mozart extravaganza for next Wednesday. It sounds fun, and I'll let you know if I approved. ;-)

Suzi in Oregon on November 20, 2012

The Mozart programme looks very interesting, dear Amelia - have a wonderful time (O:

Amelia Royan on November 21, 2012

It could be dear Suzi - I'll let you know after the event. It will not be a formal orchestral show! :)))

matsljungberg on November 22, 2012

Opera houses are subject for creative design, e.g. also in Oslo to take some close example. Very nice photo, and you manage to find the reflections where the flags help. Like. I wish you a good Mozart concert. Hälsningar från Sverige, Mats.

Amelia Royan on November 26, 2012

Thank you Mats. The 2 opera houses are so close together, they are next to each other on my photo page. :))

I didn't go inside the opera in Oslo, but it is very creative inside the this concert house in Stavanger. I'm really looking forward to seeing the Mozart concert on Wednesday - It will be a lovely full stop to our time in Norway I hope.

Hilsener til Sverige, Amelia

©polytropos on November 26, 2012

The proof that bad weather also has its charme.

arno18 on November 26, 2012

Amazing mirror Beautiful photo! ♥Like♥!. Best regards, Arno

Amelia Royan on November 29, 2012

Bad weather is definitely charming Poly, providing it isn't too bad. ;-)

Amelia Royan on November 29, 2012

Thank you Arno. The melting snow and hail certainly worked to enhance the scene here.

Greetings, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 29, 2012

Just to let the Mozart followers know how the concert went.

Pure theatre! Very contemporary. Mozart's wonderful music was interpreted, by a small but excellent cast of actors and musicians, into jazz, pop and country and western style, with English lyrics based on modern themes. The whole experience was vibrant and exciting and very different. We loved it - but it wouldn't suit the purists. I think The Man himself, given time to aclimatise to the modern world, would have loved it too.

♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on May 28, 2013

What is it about scandinavian buildings? They usually manage to stay within the budget, finish building on time and the architecture is good, too:-) I wish somebody could show Germans how to do it;-) Very impressive photo!

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