Copenhagen and around. Travel in photos

Historic and cultural sites, architecture

Copenhagen. Royal theatre (Det Kongelige Teater)

Channel "Nev harbor" (Nyhavn) there is a stub end on the square Kongens Nytorv ( map), which means "New king size". During my visit most of the area was obstructed by a fence but the main attractions you can see. First, this building theatre Royal.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

In March 1720, a French engineer and vintner Etienne Capion opened on the square Kongens Nytorv "Home Theater". As in productions participated exclusively foreign actors and the performances were in German and French, the king of Denmark Frederick IV covered the school for "repatriations".

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

Then Capian invited the French theater Director Renee Montague to create groups from the Danes, who presented the first performance on September 23, 1722, showing translated into a Danish Comedy by molière "the Miser or School of lie". The theme of the theatre also included the Comedy of Holberg, making fun of the nobility and the burghers, which again caused great dissatisfaction of the authorities, and in 1728 the king ordered to close the theatre, and a short time later, the same year, the building was destroyed by fire.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

Grim pietist Christian VI was the enemy of mass entertainment, because of the restoration of the theater could not be and speeches, was held clandestine performances - "appartment". The revival started only after ascending to the throne, cheerful and educated Frederick V. Capion and Holberg gathered the old company and on 11 November 1747, the king signed a decree allocating funds for the construction of the National theatre. Building on the draft Royal city planner Nicholas Eigtved was constructed incredibly quickly - laying took place on 4 July 1748, and the theatre was opened on December 18th of the same year. Visual of the new building could seat 600 people.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

During the crisis of the late 60s of the 18th century the municipality had dramatically curtailed pulling our funding of the theatre, and Christian VII, a great admirer of this art form, the theatre moved to the Ministry of the yard, and the theatre was renamed the Royal. The hasty construction led to tragic results - because of the sedimentation of water-soaked soil, the building quickly came into disrepair and in m year, the theatre was reconstructed, at the same time increasing the audience, which could no longer accommodate everyone. Repair work under the supervision of architect Kaspar, Harsdorf, was conducted nearly 20 years. In subsequent years, the theatre was rebuilt several times - in 1837, for the extension of the hall were carved side walls, and built new, in 1855, was completely renovated and enlarged stage, in 1857, the scene once again increased.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

the Hasty construction led to tragic results - because of the sedimentation of water-soaked soil, the building quickly came into disrepair and in m year, the theatre was reconstructed, at the same time increasing the audience, which could no longer accommodate everyone. Repair work under the supervision of architect Kaspar Harsdorf, was conducted nearly 20 years. In subsequent years, the theatre was rebuilt several times - in 1837, for the extension of the hall were carved side walls, and built new, in 1855, was completely renovated and enlarged stage, in 1857, the scene once again increased.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

resulting In endless "improvements" the building took a bad appearance and become unsuitable for use. In and around were mountains of debris, in the premises of the theatre lived swarms of rats. In 1857 began the debate on the construction of the new building, which lasted almost 15 years, and only in 1871 a competition was announced to design a new building, the winner was the architect Wilhelm Dalerup.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv

Construction commenced on 18 October 1872 lasted 2 years. Not without scandals - were sent in the resignation of several Ministers because of budget overruns, but nevertheless, on 15 October 1874 the theatre was built for 1,600 spectators and had a special Royal box, was inaugurated. In 1883 the Fund Carlsberg sponsored the decoration of the facade of the building, so the building acquired its present appearance.

Copenhagen,Kongens Nytorv

In the years 1932-1939 were attached to the right building-arch, which houses offices and premises. Architect Einar Nielsen.

Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv Copenhagen, Theatre Royal. Det Kongelige Teater. Copenhagen, Kongens Nytorv