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16 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Ballet: "Peer Gynt"

16 Aug
Henrik Ibsen's world famous dramatic poem (1867) is the basis for this new full-length ballet. The plot centers on the adventurous Peer Gynt, having gone off into the world in search of .... , finally returns home a mature man where his beloved Solweig has waited for him. Will this courtship be Peer's last adventure? The illustrious Slovenian choreographer Edward Klug has modernized the proceedings and chooses elements of irony, absurdism and surrealism as his main tools of expression, all set to Edvard Grieg's lilting melodies.

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17 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Opera "La Traviata"

17 Aug
Opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi. In Italian with surtitles in Latvian and in English.

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18 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Bolero

18 Aug
French composer Maurice Ravel once joked: I have written a masterpiece. Unfortunately, there is no music in it.

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23 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Carmen

23 Aug
At the same time celebrated and hated by her own sex, desired and punished by the opposite one, Carmen changes the world around her. The hatred she causes comes from the desire she arises...

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24 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Swan Lake

24 Aug
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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25 Aug

Opera, Ballet

Yevgeniy Onegin

25 Aug
Is it possible to break the mold, and act counter to what our parents and society taught us? When for example a victim becomes the tormentor, and when the tormentor becomes the savior. Director Rēzija Kalniņa makes her National Opera debut with this Tchaikovsky classic.

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02 Sep

Opera, Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

02 Sep
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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03 Sep

Opera, Ballet

The Birds' Opera

03 Sep
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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07 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Gala concert to open 2017 season

07 Sep
The Latvian National Opera and Ballet will open the new season with a Gala Concert, featuring many of Latvia's top opera and ballet performers, ballet dancers from the Latvian National Ballet, the Latvian National Opera Choir and Orchestra, as well as guest performers. The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy the best productions from the previous season, as well get a sneak-peak of new productions for the 2017 season.

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08 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Giselle

08 Sep
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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09 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Le Nozze di Figaro

09 Sep
The production of "Le Nozze di Figaro" will offer the inhabitants of the city, and probably also its visitors, to get to know with the famous Argentinean director and artistic director of Teatro Colon, Marcelo Lombardero, whose productions have been highly appraised by audiences and critics in South America and Europe. The production of Mozart's opera in the Latvian National Opera has been produced in the 1980s Latin American soap opera style, by creating an atmosphere full of exotic, social and erotic tension.

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10 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Scheherazade and her Tales

10 Sep
Shahriyar, the Sultan of ancient Persia, is left bitter after being betrayed by an unfaithful wife. For this reason, each night he marries an innocent virgin, only to have her beheaded the following morning. This pattern continues until he meets his vizier’s oldest daughter, Scheherazade, who is able to conquer and soften the sultan’s hardened heart with her stories and myths...

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