Riga

Latvian National Opera & Ballet

  Aspazijas bulvāris 3      (+371) 67 07 37 77     04 Jan 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

Friday Sep 27 19:00–22:00 …
I Played, I Danced
Thursday Sep 26 19:00–22:00
I Played, I Danced (premiere)
Sunday Sep 29 19:00–22:00
Bolero
Sunday Sep 29 12:00–14:00, 15:00–17:00
The Sound of Music
Sunday Sep 15 19:00–22:00
La Bayadère
Saturday Sep 14 19:00–22:00
Dialogues des Carmélites
Friday Sep 13 19:00–22:00
Scheherezade and Her Tales
Thursday Sep 12 19:00–22:00
The Marriage of Figaro
Sunday Sep 8 19:00–22:00
Sleeping Beauty
Saturday Sep 7 19:00–22:00
La Bohème
Friday Sep 6 19:00–22:00
Romeo and Juliet
Thursday Sep 5 19:00–22:00
Opera & Ballet Season Opening Gala concert
Sunday Sep 1 19:00–22:00
La Traviata
Saturday Aug 31 19:00–22:00
Le Corsaire
Friday Aug 30 19:00–22:00
Turandot
Thursday Aug 29 19:00–22:00
L’incantesimo. Pagliacci
Wednesday Aug 28 19:00–22:00
The Blue Danube
Sunday Aug 25 19:00–22:00
Swan Lake
Saturday Aug 24 19:00–22:00
Madame Butterfly
Wednesday Sep 11 19:00–22:00
Peer Gynt

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