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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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31 Mar

Concerts (classical)

Concert Membra Jesu Nostri

31 Mar
Dietrich Buxtehude is one of the most prominent composers of the Baroque era. J.S. Bach, a great admirer of his music, avidly listened to Buxtehude’s concerts and wanted to marry his daughter. The cycle that will be performed in the concert is one of the composer’s best-known pieces. The cycle of seven cantatas musically touches upon Christ’s crucified body.

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08 Apr

Theatre

American music theatrical concert show “After Midnight”

08 Apr
The surreality of sleep and the reality of awakening together with subtle and sometimes sudden transitions between these states will be a leitmotif of the programme 'After Midnight'. The singer and pianist Katrina Gupalo and the choreographer and dancer Gabija Bīriņa will explore experiences that range from sweet dreams to nightmares, from sanity to madness. A journey through subconscious terrains of mind will reveal passions, tenderness, paradoxical humour and self-irony.

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08 Apr

Exhibitions

International Family Day: in pursuit of design

08 Apr
This year, an International Family Day event will take place in tandem with the annual Latvian National Design Awards 2017. Family Day participants will have the opportunity to participate in various creative workshops, which will be aimed at bringing out creative design in all, while at the same time gaining inspiration from the museum's exhibition.

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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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12 Apr

Concerts (shows)

Concert by Elza Rozentāle and band - Bird Flies

12 Apr
The concert program Bird Flies will allow the audience to get acquainted with Elza Rozentāle's distinctive singing manner. During the first part of the program, the musicians will perform unheard versions of Latvian folk songs that will take the audience on a meditative journey accompanied by the songs of birds. During the second part of the concert, the musicians will delight the audience with exciting jazz, rock and popular melodies. The concert program's visual projections will be made by artist Anna Meldrāja.

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12 Apr

Concerts (classical)

Inese Galante and friends. Agnus Dei

12 Apr
As usual on this night, there will be performances from many classical musicians, including opera-diva Inese Galante, countertenor Sergejs Jēgers, organist Aivars Kalējs, as well as the winners of the Inese Galante Talents competition, performing traditional sacred Easter music.

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14 Apr

Events in Jūrmala

Good Friday Requiem

14 Apr
Performers: Choir "Kamer..." and conductor Jānis Liepiņš, Annija Putniņa - soprano, Ieva Sablovska - harp, Ruta Birzule - organ, Inga Sunepa - cello, Guna Paula - flute, Pēteris Endzelis - oboe, Edgars Vaivods - percussion.

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14 Apr

Concerts (classical)

Bach and Vasks in Good Friday

14 Apr
A few years ago the Latvian Radio Choir welcomed Easter with the performance of all German grand master Johann Sebastian Bach's passions, delivering three different renditions of the New Testament's narrative of the Passion of Jesus. The concert series “Bach. Passion. Riga” received the Grand Music Award of Latvia. This year, the artistic director of the of the choir Sigvards Kļava has interspersed the choruses and corals from Bach's passions with Pēteris Vasks' music, ranging from a quiet contemplation in the stanzas by Mother Teresa to calm prayer and jubilations in praise of the Resurrection in his newest works Gloria and Mein Herr und mein Gott, performed by the Latvian Radio Choir together with the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Rīga and organist Ilze Reine.

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14 Apr

Concerts (classical)

"The Easter chant in Latvian churches” with italian composer's Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's cantata "Stabat Mater"

14 Apr
“Stabat Mater” is a musical setting of the Stabat Mater sequence , composed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in 1736. Composed in the final weeks of Pergolesi's life. The work was composed for a Neapolitan confraternity, the Confraternità dei Cavalieri di San Luigi di Palazzo. The “Stabat Mater” is one of Pergolesi's most celebrated sacred works.

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16 Apr

Festivals, Festivities

Easter at Ziemeļblāzma Culture Center - Easter Came a Dancing

16 Apr
Performing to the joy of the audience on Easter with a festive atmosphere at the Ziemeļblāzma Culture Center will be the children's folk-dance collective Bitīte, as well as the dance collectives Pērkons and Auda, and the senior dance collective Ziemeļblāzma. Meanwhile, a creative workshop will be organized by the amateur Fine Arts Studio Ziemeļblāzma. Also participating in the event will be the post-folklore musical group Rikši, who will also tell stories about Easter and its traditions- swinging, painting eggs, forecasting the weather, health, beauty, fertility, fun and games, as well as traditions around the home.

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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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