Lake Siljan and its beautiful surroundings are the result of a meteorite impact which happened 360 million years ago. Dalhalla is one of only three places in the world where one can see how the natural surroundings have been formed by a meteorite.
At Whitsun 1991, Dalhalla was awoken from its slumber when Margareta Dellefors, a former opera singer, discovered Dräggängarna. She had been looking for a suitable place for summer festivals and found the abandoned quarry in the woods just outside Rättvik. The vision was born.
Dalhalla, Sweden has established a unique festival arena with exceptional acoustics of international repute. It is fully comparable to the best outdoor venues in Europe and is even described as one of the most sonorous and beautiful outdoor venues in the world.
A UNIQUE OUTDOOR VENUE
Today, Dalhalla holds 20-25 events each summer. From June to September, the seasonal program includes a wide range of concerts in many different musical styles.
OPERA AT DALHALLA
Opera performances bring out the best of Dalhalla. The magnificent spectacles with splendid costumes and live music are enhanced by the arena’s impressive, natural scenery. Dalhalla is renowned for its acoustics, which come into its own rights when amplification is not used; unique for an outdoor venue. Opera is Dalhalla’s hallmark.
The lime quarry measures 400m x 175m x 55m
Seating when water feature in front of the stage: ca 4800
Seating when stalls in front of the stage: ca 5400
Seating when standing room in front of the stage: ca 6000