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November 2 / 2023
We are delighted to announce that our opera party bus has been shortlisted for the Art Explora – Académie des beaux-arts European Award 2023. Read more here.
November 1 / 2023
Mahogany Opera is looking for six dynamic performers to form an ensemble of singers for our new commission by Rolf Hind and Dante Micheaux. Read more here.
October 11 / 2023
The work on the Copenhagen Opera Festival 2024 is in full swing, and as always we are looking for fantastic singers. Learn more here.
August 28 / 2023
This year's Copenhagen Opera Festival took artistic risks with great success, while the festival once again managed to bring together an audience of more than 22,000 people of all ages for musical experiences across the capital.
4 august 2023
A spectacular opera event takes place in the raw Nordhavn, when the Copenhagen Opera Festival opens next weekend with a production of the successful show 'Brothers'.
June 8 / 2023
In August Daníel Bjarnason, Guest Artist in Residence, will hold a masterclass for emerging composers in composition for voice and piano. The masterclass is free of charge, apply now.
June 20 / 2023
Copenhagen Opera Festival returns to Den Røde Plads in the heart of Nørrebro from the 12.-16. of August. See the full programme for the stage here.
June 12 / 2023
Copenhagen Opera Festivals opera 'Lisbon Floor' by composer Matias Vestergård, librettist Lea Marie Løppenthin and director Natascha Metherell wins Årets Reumert 2023 in the category Opera of the Year.
June 8 / 2023
A creative powerhouse and shining beacon of modern classical music descends on the capital, when the Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason joins the Copenhagen Opera Festival for a week as Guest Artist in Residence.
June 5 / 2023
Copenhagen Opera Festival will fill the theatre at Frederiksberg Allé with opera in august. Get ready for Wagner, Puccini and the worldpremiere of a new opera composed by the celebrated British emerging talent, Dani Howard.
June 01 / 2023
And you will always have our program close at hand. Read more about how to download it to your smartphone here.
Maj 24 / 2023
Folketingets Kulturudvalg og Kulturminister Jakob Engel-Schmidt har valgt at støtte Copenhagen Opera Festival med 500.000 kr. til styrkelse af bla. musik og scenekunst.
April 25 / 2023
Audiences will be able to experience ATHELAS and Copenhagen Opera Festival in joint productions from August 2024 and onwards until 2026.
Marts 20 / 2023
The danish countertenor Steffen Jespersen is Opera Talent of the Year 2023 and during the festival you will have multiple opportunities to hear his voice at the oxygen-deprived heights.
Marts 10 / 2023
Take part in creating a spectacular opera performance as a choir and extra in the new opera production 'HJEM' by cellist and composer Josefine Opsahl.
Marts 9 /2023
Now we can finally unveil a small piece of this year's program – and we begin with international soloists from the top shelf.
November 15 / 2023
Are you a singer - singing student or professional - and would you like to attend our audition on Thursday 1st December 2022 in Copenhagen? So read along here.
Catroina Morison will replace Fatma Said on sunday the 21st of August at 17.00 in Glassalen in Tivoli. Malcolm Martineau will still be the pianist for the concert.
Again this year, you can experience opera in the middle of the city when, together with BLOX, we present an all-day program with free admission.
And you will always have our program and information close at hand. Read more about how to download it to your smartphone here.
This summer we can enjoy the result of three years of fun and intense work when the festival's own commissioned work ‘Lisbon Floor’ premieres.
We are looking forward to presenting opera in all shapes and varieties – and at a sky-high level – when we return to the heart of Nørrebro.
You will experience operatic sincerity, poetic empathy and superior vocal power, when the inspirational Scottish tenor lands in Copenhagen as Guest Artist in Residence.
The Russian-Danish soprano Yana Kleyn will be the Opera Talent of the Year 2022 and during this year's festival you will have ample opportunity to experience her talent.
Only three out of Monteverdi's 15 operas have been preserved. Novoflot examines how the genre would have evolved if they had not been lost.
Copenhagen Opera Festival puts the spot in a new exciting classical singing-talent. Nicolai Elsberg has had the titel for two years so we could fully support him and experience his talent.
Our festival stage will be the heart beat and host of many of our free events this summer.
Nordkraft has been transformed into an opera, and it takes completely new paths to capture the captivating atmosphere and the intense emotional life in Jakob Ejersbo's classic novel.
In Copenhagen this summer, the famous soprano will present two personally curated concerts that demonstrate her extraordinary versatility as a performer, and furthermore, she will lead vocal masterclasses.
Copenhagen Opera Festival presents Renée Fleming and Viva Verismo! in collaboration with Tivoli Copenhagen Phil
Copenhagen Opera Festival are proud and excited to be part of the brand new initiative Musik til København. Read more here. 🎶
19.01.2021 – updated 29.01.21
Do you miss opera? We do! Here we will guide you to the best opera, which you can stream on demand, from opera houses from around the world🌛
Despite a canceled festival, Copenhagen Opera Festival still hosted and co-produced a handful of sparkling activities this year. Check out the pictures from our The Juliet Letters concert in Tivoli, our 100 Opera Moments for Copenhagen, a workshop for our new opera Lisbon Floor and from the magical co-production with Det Kongelige Teater, Tryllefløjten.
A film crew followed our talented performers around the city, as they performed 100 Opera Moments for Copenhagen for small gatherings of people. The people of Copenhagen, of all ages, were given the gift of live opera in various and intimate settings.
Unfortunately this page is not yet available in English. Please refer to the danish version of the page.
Time flies as we reach the fifth and final day of our 100 Opera Moments. Over the past few days, we experienced a wonderful dialogue with the many attentive recipients of our pop up moments and has been an incredibly rewarding experience for everyone involved. In four days, our dedicated artists have performed for more than 4000 people in Copenhagen and if everything goes according to plan, we will end our magical response to COVID-19 with our 100th opera moment early this evening.
Today, we have reached the fourth day on our mission to bring 100 Opera Moments to Copenhagen. During the last three days, we have visited most parts of the city, including Frederiksberg. Our participating artists have been thrilled to meet happy and engaged audiences, who are involved in the creation of some truly magical moments in the most wonderful surroundings. Today, we continue our adventure and hope you might also have the opportunity to experience an opera moment at one of our stops around the city.
Just like that, we have reached the third day of our 100 Opera Moments for Copenhagen. The weekend offered both blazing sunshine and torrential rain, where we luckily still performed opera moments for over 2000 people around the city. We are looking forward to getting the week off to a good start with small moments of live music and beautiful songs. Today, you might be lucky enough to experience an opera moment somewhere around Copenhagen.
After a wonderful start to our 100 Opera Moments allowing for our performances in bright sunshine for over 1000 people, we look forward to making sure that the city, the people of Copenhagen - and maybe even you – can experience an opera moment on this Sunday.
When Corona hit the big pause button of our cultural offerings, it became the mission of Copenhagen Opera Festival not to let 2020 pass by without finding a manner in which to ensure that opera reached the public in its original form; live and in front of an audience.
Da Copenhagen Opera Festival 2020 aflyses grundet COVID-19 i sit kendte format, giver festivalen i stedet 100 opera-øjeblikke i gave til dejlige København. Disse små intime akustiske koncerter fordeles ud på tværs af København og afholdes over få dage i slutningen af august. Hvert øjeblik er en akustisk fremførelse, hvor 20 små musikalske hold sammensætter et individuelt kreativt program, der højst må vare i 15 minutter.
The Opera Talent of the Year spotlights a new and exciting classical singing talent. On 20 May 2020, Copenhagen Opera Festival reveals the young bass, Nicolai Elsberg as the award recipient for 2020/21.
This incredible staging of Die Zauberflöte (the Magic Flute) has dazzled a broad audience since it opened at the Komische Oper in Berlin. Thanks to the unique collaboration between Copenhagen Opera Festival and the Royal Danish Opera, it can finally be experienced in Copenhagen.
A Summer with social distancing under COVID-19's heavy clouds means that Copenhagen Opera Festival 2020 must be cancelled in its usual format and replaced with something completely different. Instead, the festival will present a gift in the shape of 100 Opera Moments to the city of Copenhagen.
In light of the Danish authorities’ Coronavirus/COVID-19 ban on all large-scale events until the end of August 2020, Copenhagen Opera Festival is taking its time to carefully go through this year’s planned program with all involved parties, as many components of our festival unfortunately cannot be carried out as planned.
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