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Overview of Dalhalla.
Dalhalla's stage before the show "Rhapsody in Rock" in July 2007

Dalhalla is an open air theatre located in a former limestone quarry, and is used as a summer music venue.[1] It is located 7 km (4.3 mi) north of Lake Siljan and the municipality of Rättvik in Dalarna, central Sweden.

The quarry, previously known as Draggängarna, is 60 m (200 ft) deep, 400 m (1,300 ft) long and 175 m (574 ft) wide. It was in operation until 1990.[1] The open air theater was opened in 1995 and currently has 4,000 seats.[2] The acoustical qualities are comparable to the best outdoor stages in Europe.

Dalhalla presents 20-30 events each summer, from June to the beginning of September with a combination of opera, choral works, jazz and popular concerts making up the bulk of the program.

In 2005, guest performers came from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow,[3] and Mikis Theodorakis celebrated his 80th birthday.[4] In June 2007, English rock group Procol Harum performed with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra and the Dala Sinfonietta Choir, conducted by David Firman.[5]

The Jussi Björling Museum is located nearby.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Rättvik – Dalhalla". www.rattvik.se. Rättvik Municipality. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Dalhalla fick bekymmersfria tak med Derbigum". www.buildsmart.se. Buildsmart. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Voices of Summer". www.operanews.com. Opera News. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  4. ^ Boldemann, Marcus (18 November 2004). "Theodorakis och Abbashow till Dalhalla". www.dn.se. Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ Runnberg, Jens (25 April 2007). "Dalaartister lyfts framunder Musik vid Siljan". www.dt.se. Dalarnas Tidningar. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Museer 2013" (PDF). www.kulturanalys.se. Myndigheten för kulturanalys. p. 32. Retrieved 31 October 2015.

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Coordinates: 60°56′55″N 15°06′15″E / 60.9485°N 15.1043°E / 60.9485; 15.1043