But a busy work schedule meant I didn’t actually have time to ever get to a performance, not even one.
For this opera house is known for its distinctive modern design, with its sparkling white Carrara marble plunging dramatically into the Oslofjord … very much like an iceberg.
It was completed in 2008. Not surprisingly, the design won the EU’s Prize for Contemporary Architecture.
The sloping roof is wide and a walk up provides striking views over Oslo. A jog up becomes urban hill training, but I always had time to catch my breath at the top for views over the Scandinavian capital just waking up.
I was told that concerts are sometimes played directly on the roof.
It looked very inviting – and I can’t wait to get back (both for morning jogs and evening performances, the latter not in running gear and sneakers, obviously).