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24 May

Opera, Ballet

Opera Don Pasquale

24 May - 15 Jun
Don Pasquale, the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti, tells a story of an elderly bachelor, who is befooled by his doctor, doctor’s sister – a young and beautiful widow, and the bachelor’s lovesick nephew who marries the widow in the end. In the tradition of opera buffa, the opera makes reference to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte: Pasquale is recognizable as blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina.

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25 May

Opera, Ballet

Opera Don Pasquale

24 May - 15 Jun
Don Pasquale, the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti, tells a story of an elderly bachelor, who is befooled by his doctor, doctor’s sister – a young and beautiful widow, and the bachelor’s lovesick nephew who marries the widow in the end. In the tradition of opera buffa, the opera makes reference to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte: Pasquale is recognizable as blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina.

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26 May

Opera, Ballet

Opera Don Pasquale

24 May - 15 Jun
Don Pasquale, the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti, tells a story of an elderly bachelor, who is befooled by his doctor, doctor’s sister – a young and beautiful widow, and the bachelor’s lovesick nephew who marries the widow in the end. In the tradition of opera buffa, the opera makes reference to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte: Pasquale is recognizable as blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina.

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27 May

Opera, Ballet

Ballet "At the Blue Danube"

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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30 May

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Swan Lake

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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31 May

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rigoletto

31 May
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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01 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Don Juan

19 Apr - 01 Jun
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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02 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera The Bat

18 Apr - 02 Jun
"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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03 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Ballet Antonija #Silmači

13 Apr - 03 Jun
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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06 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera Iemūrētie/The Immured

06 Jun
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 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Concert Performance ''Dauka''

08 Jun
The Latvian National Opera continues popularisation of the Latvian opera music. Andris Dzenītis is one of the most talented, multi-faceted and internationally successful young Latvian composers. Andris Dzenītis and the young poet Kārlis Vērdiņš were inspired by the archetypal story by Sudrabu Edžus. Participants: Latvian National Opera soloists and the Riga Dom Boys' Choir.

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09 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera - the Rose of Turaida

28 Apr - 09 Jun
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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10 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Valentina

10 Jun
Valentina, the first opera of internationally recognized Latvian composer Arturs Maskats celebrates a cultural legend – film expert Valentina Freimane. The opera portrays the tense and dynamic days in Latvian history from 1939 to 1944, which was a historically and culturally significant time period to various peoples living in Latvia.

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13 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera Rake's Progress

15 Apr - 13 Jun
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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14 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera "Turandot"

20 Apr - 14 Jun
This production of Puccini’ last opera, staged at the Latvian National Opera in 1973, has been renewed several times. The magnificent set and costumes by Edgars Vārdaunis take audiences to a mythical journey to the legendary times of China, while the wonderful music melts even the coldest hearts.

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15 Jun

Opera, Ballet

Opera Don Pasquale

24 May - 15 Jun
Don Pasquale, the comic opera of the bel canto genius Gaetano Donizetti, tells a story of an elderly bachelor, who is befooled by his doctor, doctor’s sister – a young and beautiful widow, and the bachelor’s lovesick nephew who marries the widow in the end. In the tradition of opera buffa, the opera makes reference to the stock characters of the commedia dell’arte: Pasquale is recognizable as blustery Pantalone, Ernesto as the lovesick Pierrot, Malatesta as the scheming Scapino, and Norina as a wily Columbina.

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