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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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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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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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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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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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02 Mar - 14 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Carmen

02 Mar - 14 Jun
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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