The Danish capital hosts the fifth stop of the season after a two-year break
Stop # 70! After tackling 31 locations in 25 different countries since 2009, the 70th competition of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series is hosted in the heart of the Danish capital, in front of a royal background. Amalienborg Palace is home to the royal family and only shortly after the traditional changing of the guards at high noon, the male cliff diving elite will draw all the attention to the 27m platform on the cantilever roof of the Opera House.
Stop 5 takes the World Series to the most northerly point in the entire season and provides the most panoramic view of Copenhagen.
Located in the heart of the Danish capital city just opposite the shore of the harbour, the Opera House is built in alignment with Amalienborg and the marble church, so that if one stands in the main entrance of the building, one can see the church over the water through the palace. Donated to the Danish state by A.P. Møller, the co-founder of Mærsk, the world's largest container ship and supply vessel operator, and Chastine McKinney Møller's foundation in August 2000, the Opera House was designed by the architect Henning Larsen and engineers Ramboll and Buro Happold and theatre consultant Theatreplan. A lot of time and passion was dedicated to the acoustics and interiors, making the house one of the best equipped in the world. Construction began in June 2001 and was completed on October 1, 2004. It was opened on January 15, 2005.
Inside the opera, 1,703 seats are individually angled in order to provide the best experience for the guests during a stage performance; in August 2018 the spectators of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series can choose their own individual spot on the water and underneath the roof to be impressed by the divers' performances. Artem Silchenko's almost perfect dive in 2013, receiving four 10s from the judges, is still unbeaten and unforgotten.
2016 - Gary Hunt, GBR
2015 - Gary Hunt, GBR
2013 - Artem Silchenko, RUS