Every August the Det Kongelige Theater starts off with an outdoor performance on the lawns of the Rosenborg Castle, located right in the middle of the Kings Garden. Originally built as a summerhouse for the Royal family, the castle is now used as a museum which houses the Crown Jewels and other Danish Regalia of the like.

What I love about these picnic style affairs is the magic created within the realms of an open stage & an enthusiastic audience…enjoying sneak peaks of the upcoming season’s offerings. From the Opera’s Carmen to the Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty among others, it was no less than a collaborative feat of theater at its best.

I leave you with a few captured moments of my weekend…you’ll have to just imagine the resonating sounds of a symphonic orchestra bouncing brightly off the brick, castle walls and skipping out into the sunlight.

Skamlingsbanken in Jutland, Denmark (location II of outdoor performance)

“Aurora’s Friends” going to Picnic…

Wardrobe Essentials one must remember to bring to Aurora’s Picnic

Here’s to Theater Previews & Performances in the Sun~


p.s. Remember these backstage shots from Beauty?