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26 May

Opera, Ballet

Anna Karenina

26 May
Life in the Karenin family is languid and unhurried. But the heart of Anna, the lady of the house, is suddenly inflamed by passion, which destroys the comforts of domestic harmony. Anna surrenders to Vronsky’s seductions and leaves her husband and beloved son.

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28 May

Opera, Ballet

Raymonda

28 May
This work by genius Marius Petipa represents the artist’s rebirth in the twilight of his life. The Master created "Raymonda" at the age of 80 as the quintessence of his rich life. The plot is about a knight who embarks on a crusade and his bride. Dances by Raymonda and her friends appear as an accolade to female beauty and the multicoloured gamut of her feelings, while the entrance of sheikh Abdu-Rakhman and his suite brings Oriental inebriation and passion to the ballet, briefly stirring up the admirable harmony of Raymonda's world. LNO production transports the viewers into the wondrous atmosphere of the Middle Ages.

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01 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Mackbeth

01 Jun
Macbeth is Giuseppe Verdi’s tenth opera and his first to be inspired by William Shakespeare – whose Macbeth Verdi had loved since his youth.

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18 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Riga Opera Festival's gala concert - Viva Romantica!

18 Jun
The 2017 Riga Opera Festival Viva Romantica!, dedicated to romantic opera this year, will conclude with a magnificent gala concert!

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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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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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13 Sep

Opera, Ballet

Romeo and Juliet

13 Sep
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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14 Sep

Opera, Ballet

The Bat

14 Sep
"Die Fledermaus" (The Bat) is Johann Strauss' most popular operetta. It is a story about a luxurious and elating world, which is ruled by luster, joy, flirt, intrigues, and surprises.

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