Copenhagen, Denmark, will be alive with the sound of opera when its streets, canals, halls, homes and waterways fill with vocal artists during the Copenhagen Opera Festival. The festival aims to bring opera out of stuffy theaters and concert halls and present it to diverse audiences.

This year’s program offers 21 productions, including the music of Rossini, Puccini, Mozart, Schultz, Handel and more. The central stage will be between Torvehallerne and Norreport, where there will be space for up to 5,000 spectators and one symphony orchestra. But visitors also can get a taste of opera at other locations, such as Tivoli, Nyhavn and many more. Solo artists and small ensembles will break out in song in random locations throughout the Danish capital.

Performances on the popular Operetta Boat are technically sold out, but check at Gammel Strand for returned tickets and added spaces.

On Aug. 4 at 8 p.m., a final open-air concert will showcase highlights of the festival. Visit for a complete calendar.

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