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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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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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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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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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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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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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