Riga

Latvian National Opera & Ballet

  Aspazijas bulvāris 3      (+371) 67 07 37 77     17 Jul 2018
This spectacular edifice sandwiched between Old Riga and the Riga canal was erected in 1863, but was largely destroyed by a gas leak, which resulted in a devastating fire in 1882. Thankfully, the building was restored to architect Ludwig Bohnstedt’s original design and reopened five years later, but this time with a state-of-the-art technology called electricity. The new opera included the city’s very first electric power station, whose tall smoke stack is still visible today. The building and its unmistakable ionic columns were completely refurbished once again in the early 1990s and a new annex with 300 seats was added in 2001. You can take a public tour of the building in English once a month for €8 (see website for exact dates) or arrange a 45-minute group tour (minimum 10 people) at tel. (+371) 25 63 58 33 or education@opera.lv, but we recommend you simply take in a world-class ballet or opera performance here to fully experience its magnificence. The opera is also surrounded by beautiful gardens that include a fountain with a bronze statue.
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Events at this venue

Friday Dec 14 18:30–20:30
Tenor Trio. Arrividerci Roma
Thursday Jan 31 19:00–22:00
Bolero
Saturday Jan 26 19:00–22:00
Don Quixote
Friday Jan 18 19:00–22:00
Coppélia
Thursday Jan 17 19:00–22:00
La Bohème
Wednesday Jan 16 19:00–22:00
Scheherezade and Her Tales
Friday Jan 11 19:00–22:00
Peer Gynt
Tuesday Jan 8 19:00–22:00
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Sunday Jan 6 12:00–14:00, 18:00–20:00
The Birds' Opera
Thursday Dec 27 19:00–22:00 …
New Year gala at the Opera
Saturday Dec 22 12:00–15:00, 19:00–22:00
Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Friday Dec 21 19:00–22:00 …
Romeo and Juliet
Thursday Dec 20 19:00–22:00 …
Don Pasquale
Saturday Dec 15 19:00–22:00
The Rose of Turaida
Thursday Dec 13 19:00–22:00
Le Corsaire
Saturday Jan 12 19:00–22:00
La Traviata
Wednesday Jan 9 19:00–22:00
Swan Lake
Thursday Jan 10 19:00–22:00
Turandot
Saturday Jan 19 19:00–22:00
The Flying Dutchman
Sunday Jan 27 15:00–18:00
Nabucco
Wednesday Jan 23 19:00–22:00
Faust
Friday Jan 4 19:00–21:00
Carmen
Friday Jan 25 19:00–21:00
Madame Butterfly
Friday Dec 14 19:00–22:00 …
The Three Musketeers
Wednesday Dec 19 19:00–22:00
Antonija #Silmači
Thursday Jan 3 12:00–15:00, 18:00–21:00 …
The Nutcracker

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