The Copenhagen Opera divides its programming between two stages: historical (“gamle scene,” the Royal Danish Theatre) and contemporary (“operaen store scene,” the Copenhagen Opera House). The Copenhagen Opera House stages large-scale productions which use big symphony, like operas by Strauss or Wagner. The construction of the building, which opened in 2006, was marred by arguments between the financier, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, and the architect he hand-picked, Henning Larsen. Entering the foyer, you are immediately struck by its opulence: Italian marble and designer furniture, including two spectacular chandeliers by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The opera house is unusual in several ways – one being that access is easiest by boat from downtown Copenhagen. Its location, in turn, provides a spectacular view of the city through the great glass façade. On a clear day you might even see across to Sweden!'