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02 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Giselle

02 Mar - 09 May
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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03 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera - the Rose of Turaida

17 Dec - 28 Apr
The Rose of Turaida, an opera by Zigmars Liepiņš and with the libretto by Kaspars Dimiters, is a musically and theatrically fresh remake of the opera No Rozes un Asinīm (From Rose and Blood). It’s a story about the events of 1620, during which the protagonists continue to live out their passions – a story that moved conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš and director Ināra Slucka to portray this melodious drama as a timeless legend about Maija’s love and loyalty.

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04 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

21 Dec - 19 Apr
The ballet Don Juan, with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin, is staged by the renowned choreographer of Cuban origin Julio Arozarena. He teams up with playwright Valentina Turcu, better known to Latvian audiences as the choreographer of the ballet Romeo and Juliet.

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08 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Faust

18 Oct - 26 Apr
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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09 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Romeo and Juliet

15 Nov - 09 Mar
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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10 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera for kids "The little magic flute"

05 Nov - 14 Apr
This innovative, new production was created by director Margo Zālīte with our younger audiences in mind.

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10 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rake's Progress

15 Feb - 15 Apr
The story concerns the decline and fall of one Tom Rakewell, who deserts Anne Trulove for the delights of London in the company of Nick Shadow, who turns out to be the Devil. The opera that was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1951, was based loosely on the eight paintings and engravings A Rake’s Progress of the 18th century artist William Hogarth, which Stravinsky had seen in 1947 in a Chicago exhibition. At the Latvian National Opera, this opera will be staged for the first time.

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11 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Le Corsaire

30 Nov - 11 Mar
The popularity of this ballet has come about thanks to its unique choreography.

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14 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Iemūrētie/The Immured

25 Oct - 14 Mar
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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15 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "At the Blue Danube"

08 Dec - 27 May
The beautiful music of “waltz king” Johann Strauss inspired a romantic ballet about the choice between love and the stage, dreams and reality. An der schönen blauen Donau was first performed in Riga in 1957; in the 60 years since, it has been revived numerous times and has become one of the cornerstones of the Latvian Ballet. This new production is in celebration of yet another anniversary. April 2017 marks the 110th birthday of Helēna Tangijeva-Birzniece – legendary ballerina, ballet master, instructor and producer of this ballet.

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16 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Carmen

04 Jan - 22 Apr
At the same time celebrated and hated by her own sex, desired and punished by the opposite one, Carmen changes the world around her. The hatred she causes comes from the desire she arises...

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17 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Swan Lake

26 Oct - 30 May
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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18 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera for the whole family "The Birds' Opera"

29 Oct - 18 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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19 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Boris Eifman’s ballet - Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra

19 Mar - 20 Mar
One of the greatest contemporary ballet houses will be visiting Latvia - the Boris Eifman troupe from St Petersburg. Eifman’s Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra is the result of the choreographer’s years-long contemplation of the great composer’s personality and creative world.

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20 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Boris Eifman’s ballet - Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra

19 Mar - 20 Mar
One of the greatest contemporary ballet houses will be visiting Latvia - the Boris Eifman troupe from St Petersburg. Eifman’s Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra is the result of the choreographer’s years-long contemplation of the great composer’s personality and creative world.

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21 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Peer Gynt

16 Dec - 06 May
Henrik Ibsen's world famous dramatic poem (1867) is the basis for this new full-length ballet. The plot centers on the adventurous Peer Gynt, having gone off into the world in search of .... , finally returns home a mature man where his beloved Solweig has waited for him. Will this courtship be Peer's last adventure? The illustrious Slovenian choreographer Edward Klug has modernized the proceedings and chooses elements of irony, absurdism and surrealism as his main tools of expression, all set to Edvard Grieg's lilting melodies.

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22 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Eugene Onegin

26 Jan - 05 May
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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23 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Quixote

23 Mar
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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24 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera Madama Butterfly

15 Dec - 12 May
This revival of Madama Butterfly offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the LNO's original 1925 production: the original set and costume design, as well as the basic structure of the direction, have been preserved.

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25 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Performance "Karlsson Flies…"

15 Oct - 25 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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28 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Ballet La Bayadère

17 Nov - 28 Mar
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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31 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Opera "Tannhäuser"

20 Dec - 10 May
In Richard Wagner’s masterpiece, Tannhäuser draws his artistic inspiration from experiencing polar opposites: the pleasure he experiences in an underground grotto, and the asceticism he experiences on his pilgrimage to Rome. He also loves women who are polar opposites to one another, and searches for a way to combine these two opposites to form a unified whole: Tannhäuser wants the sensual Venus to have Elisabeth’s chastity, whereas he wants the chaste Elisabeth to have Venus’s sensuousness. Stage Director Vilppu Kiljunen tells about his production: My approach to the staging was built around a central question: the conditions that make love and loving possible in a cultural context, where the idea and role of a woman is violently divided into that of a saint or a whore.

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08 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Musical "The Sound of Music"

16 Dec - 08 Apr
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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13 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Antonija #Silmači

13 Apr - 11 May
The summer is in full blossom, the sun goes uphill towards the summer solstice, and the love-sick heart of Antonija, the mistress of Silmači house, gets dizzy... The ballet Antonija #Silmači is a romantically dramatic story about the longing for a fulfilled personal life.

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