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19 Nov - 17 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Le Villi. Gianni Schicchi

19 Nov - 17 Mar
The first opera by Giacomo Puccini - Le Villi - is a dance-laden tale of broken spirit and broken hearts. Anna and Roberto were bonded by their pending marriage - until Roberto is ravished by a siren. Anna dies in sorrow. Revenge devised by the spirits of abandoned women – the villi – is ruthless…

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25 Nov - 31 May

Opera, Ballet

Bolero

25 Nov - 31 May
French composer Maurice Ravel once joked: I have written a masterpiece. Unfortunately, there is no music in it.

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26 Nov - 23 Apr

Opera, Ballet

The Bat

26 Nov - 23 Apr
"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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14 Jan - 25 Mar

Opera, Ballet

The little magic flute

14 Jan - 25 Mar
This innovative, new production was created by director Margo Zālīte with our younger audiences in mind.

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17 Nov - 02 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Scheherazade and her Tales

17 Nov - 02 Jun
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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16 Nov - 06 May

Opera, Ballet

"iemūrētie"/"The Immured"

16 Nov - 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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18 Jan - 17 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Faust

18 Jan - 17 Jun
Dr. Faust is sinking into depression despite his many years, and the promise made to mysterious Mephistopheles - all his wishes granted in exchange for his soul. Charles Gounod's marvelous opera, based on the Goethe tragedy, had its world premiere back in Paris in 1859. Here and now, director Aik Karapetyan offers late-Gothic mileau, with touches of German Expressionism, including silent movies. "However, this does not mean a production that will be 'hopelessly serious," the director is quick to explain.

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08 Dec - 09 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Yevgeniy Onegin

08 Dec - 09 Jun
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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22 Jan - 29 Mar

Opera, Ballet

The Marriage of Figaro

22 Jan - 29 Mar
The production of "The Marriage of 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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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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03 Feb - 25 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Valentina

03 Feb - 25 Mar
Valentina, the first opera of internationally recognized Latvian composer Arturs Maskats celebrates a cultural legend – film expert Valentina Freimane.

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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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