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30 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Le Corsaire

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

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09 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Operetta Ball at the Savoy

09 Apr
The well-known operetta Ball at the Savoy, written by Paul Abraham, the so-called Gershwin of Europe who was banished from Germany during the Adolf Hitler era, is emerging director Gundars Silakaktiņš' view of the expressive, dynamic and colorful operetta genre, telling a lighthearted tale of a twist of fate faced by a young couple following their honeymoon; here the wife emerges from her husband's shadow to become her own personality.

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17 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Franz Lehar’s operetta The Merry Widow

17 Apr
This performance is about love – that love is what is most important. Only love can save the nation from bankruptcy and the world from madness. We can do anything for love, but the most important is that without it, there is no meaning to anything anymore. And, of course, there will be music! Popular and beautiful music, which delights listeners all over the world. The famous Placido Domingo even concluded many of his concerts with Hanna and Danilo’s love duet Silent Lips from The Merry Widow.

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21 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "Unknown Territories"

21 Apr
Three one-acts as three new arrivals to the stage – three young, vibrant artists of the Latvian National Ballet have evolved into promising, original choreographers. Choreographer of the one-act called Images of Presence, Elza Leimane, is the troupe’s leading soloist who has earned success participating in various competitions and has been professionally awarded in Latvia and abroad. In this production, the audience will also be delightfully surprised by the National ballet artists Milana Komarova, who has created choreography for the act called Closer to the Equator, and Jevgeņija Trautmane, who offers a work titled Inside.

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27 May

Opera, Ballet

Opera "La Traviata"

27 May
Opera in 3 acts by Giuseppe Verdi. In Italian with surtitles in Latvian and in English.

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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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08 Mar - 26 May

Opera, Ballet

Anna Karenina

08 Mar - 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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18 Feb - 31 Mar

Opera, Ballet

Nabucco

18 Feb - 31 Mar
"I can say with a certainty that this opera marked the beginning of my career" as a composer -said Giuseppe Verdi. In 1840, after the death of both children and his wife, Giuseppe Verdi is stricken by a deep depression. Only after two years - in 1842, the composer overcomes his crises, settles down to work and writes Nabucco. The resounding triumph after the performance of Nabucco opened the era of glory for Giuseppe Verdi's operas.

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16 Mar - 20 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Swan Lake

16 Mar - 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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17 Feb - 28 Apr

Opera, Ballet

Don Quixote

17 Feb - 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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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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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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