Riga

Latvian National Opera & Ballet

  Aspazijas bulvāris 3      (+371) 67 07 37 77     13 Nov 2019
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

Saturday Jan 4 19:00–22:00
Don Pasquale
Saturday Dec 21 19:00–22:00, 12:00–15:00
Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Friday Dec 20 19:00–22:00
Giselle
Thursday Dec 19 19:00–22:00 …
La Traviata
Friday Nov 29 19:00–22:00 …
Three Comrades
Sunday Dec 15 17:00–21:00
Tannhäuser
Friday Dec 13 19:00–22:00
Madame Butterfly
Thursday Dec 12 19:00–22:00 …
Hamlet. Tell Me (No) Tales
Wednesday Dec 11 19:00–22:00 …
I Played, I Danced
Sunday Dec 8 15:00–18:00
Nabucco
Saturday Dec 7 12:00–15:00, 18:00–21:00 …
The Nutcracker
Friday Dec 6 19:00–22:00
The Rose of Turaida
Thursday Dec 5 19:00–22:00
La Bayadère
Wednesday Dec 4 19:00–22:00
Faust
Sunday Dec 1 12:00–14:00, 18:00–20:00 …
The Birds' Opera
Thursday Jan 30 19:00–22:00
Raymonda
Wednesday Jan 29 19:00–22:00
Turandot
Saturday Jan 25 12:00–14:00
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Friday Jan 24 19:00–22:00
Coppélia
Thursday Jan 23 19:00–22:00
Dialogues des Carmélites
Wednesday Jan 22 19:00–22:00
Romeo and Juliet
Friday Jan 17 19:00–22:00
The Marriage of Figaro
Saturday Jan 11 19:00–22:00
La Bohème
Friday Jan 10 19:00–22:00
Scheherezade and Her Tales
Thursday Jan 9 19:00–22:00
Carmen
Wednesday Jan 8 19:00–22:00
The Three Musketeers
Friday Dec 27 19:00–22:00 …
New Year's Eve Concert at the Opera
Friday Nov 22 18:30–20:30
Tenor Trio. Arrivederci Roma

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