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21 Jan

Opera, Ballet

Mackbeth

21 Jan
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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07 Feb

Opera, Ballet

Boris Eifman's ballet Rodin!

07 Feb
The cult ballet Rodin returns to Riga! Rodin - one of Boris Eifman and his ballet troupe's best known masterpieces. The performance tells about the life and work of two great sculptors: Auguste Rodin and his disciple, mistress and Muse – Camille Claudel.

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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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27 Nov - 29 Jan

Opera, Ballet

The Nutcracker

27 Nov - 29 Jan
The setting of the ballet is Riga in the late nineteenth century. The atmosphere of the day is conjured up by the city's ancient streets, Art Nouveau interiors, plant motifs, and effective contrasts: it's winter outside, but inside, flowers are blooming. Christmas-tree decorations and toys come to life, and Maria's dreams begin to come true. Everything happens exactly as befits Christmas Eve, though the tone is set by the rules and forms of classical ballet.

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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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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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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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04 Dec - 13 May

Opera, Ballet

Musical "The Sound of Music"

04 Dec - 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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04 Jan - 26 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Performance "Karlsson is Flying…"

04 Jan - 26 Mar
Is there anyone who does not know Karlsson who lives on the roof — the best playmate in the world? The chubby little man with a propeller on his back is one of the most famous characters from the books by Astrid Lindgren, who is adored by both children and grown-ups. Now his adventures can also be seen at a ballet performance!

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11 Jan - 21 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Rigoletto

11 Jan - 21 Apr
Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” was an immense success when it premiered in Venice in 1851, and since then its popularity has only grown, making this masterpiece one of the best known operas in the world.

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13 Jan - 23 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Manon Lescaut

13 Jan - 23 Mar
Manon Lescaut was Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s third opera and his first great success. The staging at the Latvian National Opera takes the ancient story to modern Rome.

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