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12 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Coppélia

12 Mar
Léo Delibes's Coppélia, which is once again returning to the LNO's stage, is a classic reading of the E.T.A.Hoffmann's story The Sandman. The revival of the production - where our troupe's best soloists will perform the story of the young heartbreaker Franz and his beloved, Svanilde - will be comical, colorful, and full of life. The characters enter a whirlwind of misunderstandings when Svanilde's beauty is overshadowed by the magic of the mysterious Doctor Coppélius's daughter, Coppélia.

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09 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Operetta Ball at the Savoy

09 Apr
The well-known operetta Ball at the Savoy, written by Paul Abraham, the so-called Gershwin of Europe who was banished from Germany during the Adolf Hitler era, is emerging director Gundars Silakaktiņš' view of the expressive, dynamic and colorful operetta genre, telling a lighthearted tale of a twist of fate faced by a young couple following their honeymoon; here the wife emerges from her husband's shadow to become her own personality.

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17 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow

17 Apr
This performance is about love – that love is what is most important. Only love can save the nation from bankruptcy and the world from madness. We can do anything for love, but the most important is that without it, there is no meaning to anything anymore. And, of course, there will be music! Popular and beautiful music, which delights listeners all over the world. The famous Placido Domingo even concluded many of his concerts with Hanna and Danilo’s love duet Silent Lips from The Merry Widow.

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18 Feb - 31 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Nabucco

18 Feb - 31 Mar
"I can say with a certainty that this opera marked the beginning of my career" as a composer -said Giuseppe Verdi. In 1840, after the death of both children and his wife, Giuseppe Verdi is stricken by a deep depression. Only after two years - in 1842, the composer overcomes his crises, settles down to work and writes Nabucco. The resounding triumph after the performance of Nabucco opened the era of glory for Giuseppe Verdi's operas.

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14 Jan - 05 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Giselle

14 Jan - 05 Mar
Giselle is one of the first large ballets of the romantic period, and one of the few works of that era to have survived to the present day.

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25 Jan - 20 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Swan Lake

25 Jan - 20 Apr
Swan Lake is the ballet's ballet, and has always been an audience-favorite. This production combines the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky with the ingenious choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

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17 Feb - 28 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Don Quixote

17 Feb - 28 Apr
The naively optimistic plot of the ballet Don Quixote cannot really be compared with the novel of the same name, by Miguel de Cervantes. What, then, is the reason for the ballet's success over the decades? The answer lies in the dance elements, the ballet's unfaltering attraction. Don Quixote was written for wealthy Moscow, a city that has left its mark on the form of this work.

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06 Jan - 24 Mar

Opera, Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

06 Jan - 24 Mar
Princes and princesses, fairies and other heroes from fairy tales come together at Tchaikovsky's ballet featuring wonderful music and memorable story about love that overcomes all difficulties.

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04 Feb - 26 Apr

Opera, Ballet

La Bayadère

04 Feb - 26 Apr
For the first time, Latvian National Opera will stage the ballet La Bayadère by French choreographer Marius Petipa to the music of Ludwig Minkus.

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21 Dec - 07 May

Opera, Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

21 Dec - 07 May
Ballet of Sergey Prokofiev, born from themes of immortal tragedy of William Shakespeare, no doubt, is one of the most popular examples of its genre in the XX century.

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07 Jan - 19 Mar

Opera, Ballet

The Birds' Opera

07 Jan - 19 Mar
Children enter the Opera through the main doors; open the door to the large hall; sit down in the velvet chairs; and watch as the lights dim, the glow of the chandelier looking like the starry sky. The conductor raises his baton and the performance begins, telling the story of the kindhearted Doctor Doolittle, his resourceful animal friends, and the evil Mr.Dornton.

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11 Feb - 28 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

11 Feb - 28 Mar
"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is a fairytale-like rock ballet for parents and children alike. It is a joint project by the Riga Choreography School, the Emils Darzins' Music School and the Latvian National Opera.

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