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Opera Main Stage

8 Apr
Main Stage Operaen

Main Stage Operaen

So this Sunday one of my big dreams became reality when I had the chance to watch the New York City Ballet performing 3 choreographies from George Balanchine. Plus it was my chance to finally see the main stage of Operaen (see this post for my last visit to the Opera house) and share this pic of the inside with you as promised. It was amazing. We had seats on the third balcony and as you can see in the picture…that’s crazy high! But the view was really good and the performance outstanding. Little insiders tip from someone I know who sings at the Copenhagen Opera, always take seats at one of the balconies, especially when going to the Opera. It has better acoustics than the floor seats and they are cheaper; we could hear the dancer’s point shoes. Totally worth a visit when you are in Copenhagen!

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To the Opera

26 Mar
The Opera House

The Opera House

Last Thursday I went to see an opera at the Copenhagen Opera house. Ever since I came to Copenhagen I’ve been wanting to go the opera. Not so much because of the art, though I very much enjoy it, but because I wanted to go to the building. I had seen it from the other side of the water and passed it while in the canal tour, but I had never been inside. And to much of my displeasure, the opera I went to was on a different stage (Takkelloftet at the back of the building) than the normal big opera’s because it was the graduation show from the Opera Academy in Copenhagen, so I still have to go back to see something on the main stage. I took some great pictures of the foyer though that I wanted to share with you (there was no one there, because the show had already started). I promise pictures of the mainstage will come… The performance that me and my friend saw consisted of 2 separate opera’s, The Bear and Satyricon. To my surprise they were in English and especially the first one was actually pretty funny (maybe not something you would expect from opera). Both of them were really good and the Opera Academy has delivered some very talented new artists. Continue reading

Wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus

15 Mar

This week I went to a tapas inspired wine tasting at Det Lille Vinhus, translated: the little wine house. This shop was opened in 2010, by Lars Kroman, a man who worked as a sommelier at some high end restaurants as well as on the Royal Boat. After my boyfriend had been to one of these tastings some time ago (and he was super enthusiastic) I knew I had to try it as well, especially after a good deal came up. So along with my boyfriend and three of our friends, we headed down to the shop.

The form and my glasses

The form and my glasses

We were welcomed in the shop with a glass of spumante and we were allowed to wonder a little bit around the shop and explore the amazing collection of wines while waiting for everyone to arrive. Once everyone was there we were taken down into the basement to start our wine tasting. The basement had a warm atmosphere and there were tables with the glasses (5 in total per person. Normally it’s 4, but the sun had been shining so Lars gave an extra glass) all set to go, as well as water, bread and a form. On the form it had a table with the names of the wines we were going to taste as well as the possibility to write some notes. Continue reading