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Her_Majesty 03-11-2008 03:34 PM

Opening of the new Opera, April 2008
 
King Harald will open the new operahouse on April 12th.

Forside | Den Norske Opera & Ballett

Among the guests there will be
- Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
- Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden
- President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson of Iceland
-
President of Stortinget Thorbjørn Jagland

Kronprinsesse Victoria på operafest

norwegianne 03-11-2008 03:38 PM

Impressive guest list.

Can't say I'm thrilled about the new opera, but they're certainly managing to put a royal party together for the opening.

Her_Majesty 04-05-2008 03:31 PM

Official Calendar Entry
Quote:

12.04.2008
The Norwegian Opera

Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the opening of the new opera house in Oslo (20:00).
Princess Astrid or Princess Märtha Louise aren't mentioned... so they'll probably won't attend. :ermm:I keep my fingers crossed to see them as well.
It would be a bit weird to have foreign Royal Guests (Margrethe and Victoria), but the own Royal stay away from the event. ;)

Does anyone know what kind of dresses we can expect?
Will it be a black-tie and galadresses event?
Or probably a Tiara-event?

norwegianne 04-05-2008 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 750130)
Official Calendar Entry


Princess Astrid or Princess Märtha Louise aren't mentioned... so they'll probably won't attend. :ermm:I keep my fingers crossed to see them as well.
It would be a bit weird to have foreign Royal Guests (Margrethe and Victoria), but the own Royal stay away from the event. ;)

Does anyone know what kind of dresses we can expect?
Will it be a black-tie and galadresses event?
Or probably a Tiara-event?

The opera webpage: Forside | Den Norske Opera & Ballett says that it is a gala performance, but what that means in terms of dresses or tiaras… :ermm: I presume we're in the same category as the opening of the 1905-2005 anniversary, at Drammen theatre, (only without the historical aspect) where the gentlemen were in black-tie, and the women in long dresses.

Paty 04-08-2008 06:36 AM

April 7, 2008.

Queen Sonja attended the special vernissage for the design at the new Opera House in Bjørvika outside Oslo.Design features of the Opera House was showed for distinguished guests Monday.

https://img405.imageshack.us/img405/2...review8yl8.jpg
https://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7...review8ul3.jpg

Queen Sonja watches when Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson points out the features of the closet walls he designed at the new Opera House

https://img262.imageshack.us/img262/7...review8ed5.jpg
https://img183.imageshack.us/img183/6...review9nd9.jpg

Her_Majesty 04-08-2008 06:52 AM

Here are some more pictures of the Queen arriving
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(she used her scarf to protect her hair from the rain :lol:)


Another Gallery
Teppet opp for operakunst - oa.no
https://gfx.api.no/image-versions/www...44510x510r.jpg :lol:

Video: - Folkets opera*|* TV 2 Nyhetene


The Queen looked lovely.
I like the light pink suit. That's a color I would love to see on Mette-Marit as well.

Her_Majesty 04-08-2008 01:17 PM

Link to a Kongehuset-Article

kongehuset.no - Kunst i operahuset

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 05:22 AM

Some of the Guests:

HM The King

HM The Queen

HRH The Crown Prince

HRH The Crown Princess

HM The Queen of Denmark

HRH The Crown Princess of Sweden

HE Mrs. Angela Merkel, Bundeskanzlerin of the German Federal Republic (I wonder if we'll see her wearing an eveningdress :D )

HE Mrs. Tarja Kaarina Halonen, President of Finland

HE Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland

marmi 04-12-2008 05:48 AM

Is she speaking French in the video?

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marmi (Post 752615)
Is she speaking French in the video?

She is speaking Norwegian. ;)

sofajr 04-12-2008 01:56 PM

when the opening takes place? is there any new from the event?
I don't knoe why but I am waiting so much to see the family and the guests. :wub:

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 02:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr (Post 752737)
when the opening takes place? i

Calendar Entry:
The Norwegian Opera Their Majesties The King and Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the opening of the new opera house in Oslo (20:00).;)

First pic:
https://www.nrk.no/contentfile/file/1.5373122!img5373103.jpg


watch it live here:

LIVE Stream
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 02:15 PM

Victoria seems to look wonderful!
I am not impressed by Mette's look.


More pictures from VG:
https://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bild...2618153_79.jpg
https://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bild...911619_655.jpg

https://www.nrk.no/contentfile/file/1.5373149!img5373131.jpg
Alt klart for åpning - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter

kwanfan 04-12-2008 02:25 PM

I'm hoping we'll see some shots of Mette-Marit without the jacket, because the dress looks like a really nice color. Victoria looks stunning!

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwanfan (Post 752755)
I'm hoping we'll see some shots of Mette-Marit without the jacket, because the dress looks like a really nice color. Victoria looks stunning!

O yes! I hope so too! :flowers:

Victoria looks really beautiful! Love her outfit!
Opera-festen er i gang

sofajr 04-12-2008 02:28 PM

Victoria looks wonderful :flowers:
can not tell the same about Mette-Marit untill I see the outfit without jacket.

LadyFinn 04-12-2008 02:34 PM

Dagbladet / Utfordringen ligger i å gjøre det tilgjengelig for alle
Crown princess Victoria is so beautiful tonight.

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 02:34 PM

Video:
King opening the Opera
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

LadyFinn 04-12-2008 02:37 PM

Haakon, Mette Marit and Victoria
ANP Beeldbank

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 02:44 PM

NRK

Margrethe, Harald and Sonja
https://nrk.no/contentfile/file/1.5373301!img5373281.jpg

Festen er i gang - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter

Angela Merkel:
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-stoltenberg.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-jens.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
She looked elegant. Quite an unusual image.

LadyFinn 04-12-2008 02:53 PM

Mette-Marit arriving
ANP Beeldbank

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 03:02 PM

Gallery from Side 2
Victoria strålte for Operaen - Side2

Angela Merkel
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/1.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/2.jpg

Radiant Victoria
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/5.jpg

Victoria, Mette, Haakon
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/6.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/7.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/8.jpg

Margrethe , sonja and Harald
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/10.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/11.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/12.jpg
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157984/13.jpg


ANP
King Harald of Norway speech during the opening ceremony of the new opera house in Oslo April 12, 2008. On right Queen Sonja
ANP Beeldbank
ANP Beeldbank

Sonja's dress is way to Sonja-ish. :D

LadyFinn 04-12-2008 03:14 PM

Victoria arriving:
ANP Beeldbank
Haakon, Mette-Marit and Victoria
ANP Beeldbank

Princess Luna 04-12-2008 03:28 PM

Mette-Marit looks stunning:flowers:

Spenning i operaen | ABC Nyheter

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 03:32 PM

MM's dress looked much better without the jacket! :smile:

I am quite disappointed by Sonja's dress... what's that strange belt-thingie?
Doesn't really match.
At least it's not yellow. Horray.

sofajr 04-12-2008 03:36 PM

Mette-Marit has so ugly hair-roots :ermm:
she has to do something with it!!! :bang:

Princess Luna 04-12-2008 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752785)
MM's dress looked much better without the jacket! :smile:

I am quite disappointed by Sonja's dress... what's that strange belt-thingie?
Doesn't really match.
At least it's not yellow. Horray.

Don`t you like that yellow dress;) I`m just kidding...I hope that Sonja don`t use that dress anymore....

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atene (Post 752789)
I hope that Sonja don`t use that dress anymore....

HAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I think that's really unlikely. :lol:Seems to be her all-time favourite dress.

Back on topic:

VIDEO
Trond Giskes tale
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 03:49 PM

Mette's dress without the jacket:

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ANP

Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-haakon.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-balkong.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0


Princess Luna 04-12-2008 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752792)
HAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I think that's really unlikely. :lol:Seems to be her all-time favourite dress.

Back on topic:

VIDEO
Trond Giskes tale
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

I`m afraid Sonja will use the yellow dress many, many times more;)

Paty 04-12-2008 03:50 PM

Wow Mrs. Merkel !!!!

https://img150.imageshack.us/img150/6...2108251ib1.jpg :eek::eek::eek:
https://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5...5104cdavu7.jpg
By Belga

sofajr 04-12-2008 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752793)

Mette-Marit definitle looks better without jacket - the dress ia awesome!!! :flowers:

whats wrong with Angela Merkel's outfit? we can see too much of her :lol:

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 03:58 PM

Victoria's dress is by Escada.
Mette-Marit's dress is by Valentino.
Sonja's is probably self made(just kidding) :biggrin:.

PPE Gallery
PPE Agency


Another Gallery
Operaåpningen - tvedestrandsposten.no

Amelia 04-12-2008 04:23 PM

I really like Margrethe's dress, she looks very regal. Mette-Marit dress looks beautiful when the jacket is removed, she seems to have worked on her posture and is looking very elegant and beautiful tonight. Victoria is her usual wonderful self looking beautiful as always and I'm not quite sure what to think of Queen Sonja's dress yet, maybe when there are more photos of it :flowers:

Princess Luna 04-12-2008 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 752795)


That is awful:eek: What was she thinking:eek:

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 04:37 PM

Pictures by ANB

Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-kongen og merkel.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
(I like Sonja's hairdo)
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Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-dronning.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-mette-marit.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-kronprins.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0
Forhåndsvisning av 'anballe20080412-stoltenberg.jpg' - FotoWeb 3.0


Mette-Marit looks like a heavily pregnant woman who could give birth every second in this pic :D
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041237.jpg


11 Pictures by Kongehuset:
kongehuset.no - Kongen åpnet operahuset

Amelia 04-12-2008 04:51 PM

Now that I've seen more of Sonja's dress I have to say I like it but she doesn't seem to be as dressed-up as the others.

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 04:55 PM

Video of the Arrival and the opening
NRK Nett-TV - hastighetsmåling

Are the black sleeves on Sonja's dress part of the dress? :huh:I think the dress grows a little bit on me. It's not her best, but also not her worst. (yellow nightmare)

I think I quite like MM's look tonight. The dress looks much better without the jacket. She looked fine.
I just wish she would have done something with her hair!

Another Gallery:
Operaen åpnet

Victoria, MM and Haakon walking up the stairs
https://www.vg.no/uploaded/image/bild...589376_227.jpg


Another Video
Her ankommer de kongelige operafesten - Rampelys - VGTV


I don't think the Chancellor's dress was that bad! At least in moving pictures!

GlitteringTiaras 04-12-2008 05:19 PM

I love the design of the new Opera House, simply amazing looking. The opening looked like fun and the women looked fantastic. Mette Marit's dress was divine.

marmi 04-12-2008 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752617)
She is speaking Norwegian. ;)

Thanks thats what I'd expected, but every now and then I recognised words and was very puzzled!

marmi 04-12-2008 05:42 PM

Well, I think the style awards go to Margrethe and Victoria, although I am thrilled so see Mette Marit in such a lovely colour - she couldn't have gotten further awar from her normal dark colours!

The opera house looks fantastic, very modern but still appropriate.

Her_Majesty 04-12-2008 05:54 PM

VG Gallery
VG Nett - Åpninsseremoni i den nye Operaen

NRK Gallery
Bilder fra operaåpningen - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter

Helen88 04-12-2008 06:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atene (Post 752814)
That is awful:eek: What was she thinking:eek:

Hey, don't be mean to our chancellor :cool:She is always struggling hard with style! :rolleyes:
What was she doing there anyway?

galatea_12 04-12-2008 09:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752793)
Mette's dress without the jacket:

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ANP

She looks thin in this pic ;) Maybe its because of the posture...

I hope we'll see a better view of her dress without the jacket. It seems nice.

JessRulz 04-12-2008 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 752816)
Mette-Marit looks like a heavily pregnant woman who could give birth every second in this pic :D
https://www.ppe-agency.com/500px/Apr2008/08041237.jpg

Wind is sometimes not a lady's friend! :biggrin: Without the jacket, Mette looks really nice! But the real star of the show is Victoria! My, my, my, fantastic! Nothing out of place :smile:

Ccile 04-13-2008 04:47 AM

Victoria was absolutely wonderful last night!!!!! her dresse was just perfect!!

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 05:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Atene (Post 752814)
That is awful:eek: What was she thinking:eek:

Actually the press seem to disagree with you. They were prasing the chancellor's look.
And, honestly, I was positively surprised as well.
We usually just see her with pant suits. The gala look was somehow really elegant.
I liked the green jacket she wore. IMO the dress looked really elegant in videos.


Video:
Dronningen om operaåpningen: - Jeg har ikke ord! - Rampelys - VGTV

The Queen obviously loved the Gala opening :D and the Chancellor welcomed the Press in German. ;)


Another Gallery by Side 2 (scroll down :) )
- Dette hadde jeg aldri trodd - Side2

Close-up of Sonja's dress:
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/slideshow/157983/1.jpg

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 06:03 AM

Many pictures by Knudsens Fotosenter:
Knudsens Fotosenter AS - D. Image archive and Historical

MM, Haakon &Victoria
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Firework
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Watching the Opening
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Stoltenberg and Merkel
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EDIT:
More Videos:
Arrival
https://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/?id=9536
Fireworks
https://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/?id=9538&cat=22

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helen88
What was she doing there anyway?

She had an Audiance in the Palace in the morning and visited the Much Museum in the afternoon.
So she was invited to attend the opening of the Gala as well.

ursulajohanna 04-13-2008 07:19 AM

Thanks to all for the information and links!

But, no pics of arrival the guests on airport Oslo?

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 07:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ursulajohanna (Post 753007)
Thanks to all for the information and links!

But, no pics of arrival the guests on airport Oslo?

No, they didn't take any.
I guess the agencies were just not interested in sending photograpers to the airport as they knew there'd be better pics in the evening. ;)

grevinnan 04-13-2008 12:01 PM

Unfortunately many of the pictures of the Chancellor were taken from above allowing a look at her decolletage that is not the most appealing. At some point in most womens lives the breast muscles do not allow for a perky view and at that time a slightly higher neck line looks better. Other than the revealing peek she looked very elegant.
Victoria - stunning. She has found her style and she will eventually follow her mother's elegance.
Congratulations to Norway on your beautiful Opera House.

Her_Majesty 04-13-2008 02:23 PM

Gallery by HOLA!:
Galerías de imágenes


AND even more pictures can be found here:
OSLO 20080412 - Sesam

Duke of Marmalade 04-13-2008 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paty (Post 752795)

That's not very flattering. On the other hand, now german people realize for the first time that they have a female chancellor. Usually it's hard to find a picture of her even in a skirt.

Duke of Marmalade 04-13-2008 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr (Post 752788)
Mette-Marit has so ugly hair-roots :ermm:
she has to do something with it!!! :bang:

I agree but apart from that all ladies look lovely. I particulary love MMs, Sonjas & Victorias style & outfits - very elegant and appropriate to the occasion.

HRH Kerry 04-13-2008 06:41 PM

CP Victoria looks so elegant. She has such poise.

royalist 04-14-2008 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amelia (Post 752808)
I really like Margrethe's dress, she looks very regal. Mette-Marit dress looks beautiful when the jacket is removed, she seems to have worked on her posture and is looking very elegant and beautiful tonight. Victoria is her usual wonderful self looking beautiful as always and I'm not quite sure what to think of Queen Sonja's dress yet, maybe when there are more photos of it :flowers:

Indeed! Mette Marit looks very beautiful and elegant!!! :flowers:

Gita 04-14-2008 09:28 AM

Music and fireworks as royals attend Oslo opera house launch

antonieta 04-14-2008 10:06 AM

Mette Maril looks very beatiful!

LadyFinn 04-14-2008 11:49 AM

Photo gallery:
Photoshot

lyndaW 04-14-2008 11:49 AM

I noticed Queen Margrethe was alone, Prince Henrik???? Did invitations go out to Prince Joachim & Marie ?? It would have been nice to see them attend

Her_Majesty 04-14-2008 02:03 PM

Norwegian and German press praised Merkel's fashion-courage.
Bild even called her "Angie Royal".

Bunte:
Modemutiger Auftritt in Oslo - Bilder - BUNTE
Stor ståhei om Merkels kjole under operafesten - VG Nett

ursulajohanna 04-15-2008 02:07 AM

LadyFinn, great pictures!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by LadyFinn (Post 753377)
Photo gallery:
Photoshot


dalia 04-19-2008 08:20 PM

A sixteen picture gallery can be found on nrk.no at this link:- Bilder fra operafesten - Nyheter - NRK Nyheter :flowers:

Her_Majesty 04-24-2008 11:45 AM

There will be 2 events in the Opera the Royals will attend this weekend:

Quote:

25.04.2008 Ballet
Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess attend the ballet at Stage 2, The Norwegian Opera and Ballet (20:00).
Quote:

26.04.2008 Operaparty
Their Majesties The King and Queen attend the performance Operaparty at The Norwegian Opera and Ballet (18:00).

Her_Majesty 04-26-2008 02:03 PM

The CP Couple attended aperformance in the Opera yesterday.
Here's a pic (a bad one of MM ;) ) by Side2:
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/na/arch...pr_571149p.jpg

kwanfan 04-26-2008 04:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Her_Majesty (Post 758890)
The CP Couple attended aperformance in the Opera yesterday.
Here's a pic (a bad one of MM ;) ) by Side2:
https://pub.tv2.no/multimedia/na/arch...pr_571149p.jpg

Well, I like her shoes! ;) Too bad we can't see the rest of the outfit.

Her_Majesty 04-27-2008 11:34 AM

Norway's Queen Sonja and King Harald (NOT IN PICTURE) welcomes by Oslo Opera House officials as they arrive to watch opera and operetta high lights performed by the soloists’ at the Oslo Opera House in Norway April 26, 2008.

The Queen wore a new red suit


https://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...4/sx5e7102.jpg
https://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...4/sx5e7103.jpg

sofajr 04-27-2008 02:07 PM

the wind was really strong, wasn't it? because of it the second picture is really funny :lol:

anyway Queen Sonja looks great :flowers:

Her_Majesty 04-27-2008 02:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sofajr (Post 759205)
the wind was really strong, wasn't it? because of it the second picture is really funny

Agree! The wind makes her hair look quite "punk". :biggrin:
The woman in the backround seems to have serious problems with the wind :lol:: https://images.sesam.no/scanpix/previ...4/sx5e7102.jpg

This picture is quite funny...Actually I didn't even notice the King was in that picture too when I first saw it. :lol:

Larzen 05-18-2008 08:28 AM

Some more from Haakon and Mette-Marit at the ballet opening
Brunopress
https://img224.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_155lo.jpg
https://img103.imagevenue.com/img.php...122_1103lo.jpg
https://img244.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_162lo.jpg
https://img202.imagevenue.com/img.php..._122_440lo.jpg
https://img45.imagevenue.com/img.php?..._122_157lo.jpg

sofajr 05-18-2008 12:24 PM

thank you Larzen, I've been waiting for any photos of this event. :flowers:
CP Mette-Marit looks great. its great they visited, good advertisement for the new the opera.


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