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26 Apr

Opera, Ballet

La Bayadère

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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28 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Don Quixote

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 May

Opera, Ballet

"iemūrētie"/"The Immured"

06 May
Composer Ēriks Ešenvalds' opera - a saga about the new National Library - and the victim without whom nothing truly major can be wrought. A legend of and for our times based on the folklore of several European countries, and contemporary Latvian society.The saga's heroes are artists and bricklayers, librarians and politicians, and depicted are their loves, treachery, faith and duty.

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13 May

Opera, Ballet

Musical "The Sound of Music"

13 May
Meet the joyful Maria, Captain von Trapp and his children, and other characters from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's world-famous musical "The Sound of Music", in a concert for the entire family at the Latvian National Opera!

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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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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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