The spiny, dark edge line of the spruce trees on the horizon sets the scene nicely. The summer night sky watches over the whole landscape. The natural scenery is captivating, even in silence.
Opera lovers and opera novices sit closely alongside each other and listen through the night. The Latvian National Opera from Riga are on stage performing “Nabucco”. The beautiful, dramatic and heartfelt music exhilarates the senses, enhances the poetic lyrics in the song, brings them to life and engraves their message into the very soul.
Everyone witnesses a spectacle featuring splendorous apparel in totally natural surroundings. The mountain is ablaze, and the lake is on fire. Dalhalla’s little lake and the surrounding rocks are transformed as if by magic to the banks of the Euphrates in the biblical Babylon. The opera performance becomes magical with the natural surroundings as an integral part.
Facts about Dalhalla:
Open air arena situated in a former limestone quarry outside of Rättvik, Dalarna.
- Number of seats: 4,000.
- Restaurants and several basic sales points.
- Arena fully adapted for disabled persons: bus for the disabled, taxi for those in wheelchairs.
- Audio loop amplifiers.