Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Oslo Opera House








We had a nice time at a concert in the Opera House of Oslo.  It is Anja's first time to be in this nice Opera House.   I was surprised to see that she is a little bit afraid of the height ;)  See the 5th picture. Otherwise, everything went well. She also used binoculars to see some details. She told me the violinists have very relaxed arm and hand when they play. I told her who is the first violinist and where he sited. It was a concert for the memories Johannes Brahms . The director is John Helmer Fiore, Solo: Karen Gomyo, violin; and Chirstian Poltera, cello. 

The Opera House is designed by Norwegian firm Snøhetta.  The Opera House won the culture award at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona in October 2008[4] and the 2009 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. More information see here.  I like the fact that the Opera House used lots of wood, which is very Norwegian, and lots of glass as well, which makes feel the parts of lightness and impression of  modernism.( I don't know much about architecture, and this is only my very basic impression of this nice building. ) Norway is a very small country and the Norwegian are very proud of their nice Opera House:).  


8 comments:

Hopscotch said...

What a lovely time!
I know this is a special memory that you will both hold dear for many years to come. :*

Di said...

It looks lovely! I only saw it from the outside when I was in Oslo.

Amélie said...

Wow! I'm impressed by your photos. Fascinating. I've always found architecture photos so difficult...
I only saw the Opera from the sea before. Wooden and glass architecture is my favourite ever. That must have been a wonderful time for both of you. Elsa and I will soon go together too (I don't expect much from my photos there, Paris' Opera architecture is quite dull, but the music might be great).

kenza said...

Wow! Amazing place indeed! It is so nice for here and you to have been to such an amazing event. And Brahms... wonderful!

ChantaleP said...

Wow, absolutely stunning. What a beautiful experience to give your daughter. She will remember forever her first time there!

alliot + iza said...

The architecture is spectacular! Very beautiful auditorium indeed. Believe that you and Anja had a nice evening :)
This weekend, we three will go to a concert too. Iza is looking forward to it for months because she had made the choice this time, not our selection anymore. And ... the architecture of our cultural centre is terrible :)

sonoko said...

Dear Fei An
I'm sorry for my long absence at your blog.Sara and I are very fine!
Thank you always for your warm messages.I always think I am a very happy girl to make friends with sophisticated you.
I am sure Anja had very wonderful time.Her smile is always beautiful and pure like an angel.

kitchu said...

wow what GORGEOUS shots of a beautiful opera house! and it looks like a wonderful time for her, in spite of her fear of the height :)