A night at the opera, cinema and panto

The Opera House celebrated its 10th anniversary last week on Wednesday with the premiere of a new production of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’.

Among those present were the queen and Prince Henrik;

Pia Allerslev, the city’s deputy mayor for children and youth;

the defence minister, Nicolai Wammen;

and Ane Mærsk McKinney Uggla. In her address to those present, she recalled how her father Mærsk McKinney Møller, who paid around 2.5 billion kroner for its construction, said the opera house should “benefit … delight … and above all, be used”


Meanwhile, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (main picture) was the star attraction as the cast and crew of the new Danish film ‘En chance til’ gathered at the Imperial for the premiere last week on Wednesday.

Pictured above are (left-right) director Susanne Bier with actors Ulrich Thomsen, Coster-Waldau, May Andersen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas

And finally, Tim Haigh was the dame in the Copenhagen Theatre Circle’s pantomime ‘The Snow Queen’, whose six-performance run came to an end at Lyngby Kulturhus on Sunday afternoon