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In this production, based on Juris Zvirgzdiņš book Tobias and Fufu Search for Mozart, children and their parents will be transformed into Viennese magicians, bears, and toy detectives in a Viennese square, where a live street orchestra is performing, in order to help the Queen of the Night find her stolen notes.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, New hall
Address: 
Aspazijas bulvāris 3, LV-1050
Target Group: 
  • Families with children
56"57'0 24"6'51
56.949863, 24.114300
  • Event organizer: 
    Latvian National Opera
  • Admission fee: 
    Paid
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    • Cash
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Last updated: 31.01.2014
Time: 
19:00

This production by Alexei Ratmansky  about idyllic life on a Soviet kolkhoz is a masterwork of refined humor, built with sniper-like directorial precision.

Milkmaids and tractor drivers, a brigade of artists, quality inspectors and vacationers; costume changes, misunderstandings, love, and jealousy, harvest festivals, kolkhozers' waltzes, Kazakh dances, and the vegetable march - all of these take place over the course of one day in the 1930s, on a kolkhoz named The Bright Stream, somewhere in central Russia. Alexei Ratmansky's clever reanimation of the work, forbidden and publicly censured during the Stalin period, was first brought to light by the Bolshoi Theatre.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
12:00
18:00

Children enter the Opera through the main doors; open the door to the large hall; sit down in the velvet chairs; and watch as the lights dim, the glow of the chandelier looking like the starry sky.

The conductor raises his baton and the performance begins, telling the story of the kindhearted Doctor Doolittle, his resourceful animal friends, and the evil Mr.Dornton.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
19:00

This production of La Traviata takes place in Paris after the 2nd World War. This is the time when people tried to forget the death, blood and losses, to heal the recent wounds and to enjoy life with a great ardor once again.

The impossible, beautiful love story of the courtesan Violetta and her impassioned suitor, Alfredo; resplendent balls and intimate meetings; unforgettable melodies and waltz rhythms - these are the elements that comprise Verdi's most popular work, which features the dream roles of every soprano and tenor.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main Hall
Time: 
19:00

The naively optimistic plot of the ballet Don Quixote cannot really be compared with the novel of the same name, by Miguel de Cervantes. What, then, is the reason for the ballet's success over the decades?

The answer lies in the dance elements, the ballet's unfaltering attraction. Don Quixote was written for wealthy Moscow, a city that has left its mark on the form of this work. After the premiere, critics were unanimous in their praise, calling the ballet "a colorful and rich splendor in all its elements" - the theatrical carnivalesque atmosphere, the juicy sultriness of Spain, the passion of the plot, and, of course, the stunning, fiery dances.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
15:00 - 31st october
19:00
In 1868, in honor of the opening of the Suez Canal and the new Cairo opera house, Giuseppe Verdi was commissioned to write a new opera with an Egyptian setting.

At first reticent, Verdi finally accepted the offer after becoming better acquainted with the story of the enslaved Ethiopian princess Aida.

Aida's author was the eminent French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette who had deciphered the legend from ancient papyrus. The story is based on the lengthly struggle between Egypt and Ethiopia (Nubia). Sets and costumes for the original production were based on Mariette's own sketches.   The story was translated into French by librettist Camille du Locle (1832-1903). The Italian libretto is by Antonio Ghislanzoni (1824-1893). The Cairo premiere was held on December 24, 1871, but its first Italian performance took place the following year, February 8, in Milan, with Verdi himself conducting. Both premieres were triumphant successes.
Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
19:00

Sadarbībā ar Francijas Kultūras centru Latvijā Starptautiskais Baltijas baleta Festivāls piedāvā skatītājiem vairākas starptautiskas prēmijas ieguvušo un daudzu pasaules valstu festivālos piedalījušos Georges Momboye deju grupu no Parīzes ar izrādi "BOYAKODAH".

Žoržs Momboje (Georges Momboye) dzimis Kotdivuārā, dejo kopš 13 gadu vecuma, profesionālo meistarību un zināšanas kaldinājis un attīstījis pie izciliem dejas meistariem ASV un Francijā. Kopš 1992.gada viņš dzīvo un strādā Francijā.

Žorža Mombojes deju grupa dibināta 1992.gadā, un grupā dejo ap 50 dejotāju. Attīstot Āfrikas dejas stilu, Žoržs Momboje izmanto mūsdienu kustību un žestus: gan afrikāņu tradicionālās, gan klasiskās un laikmetīgās dejas un hip hop dejas elementus, apvienojot un sapludinot vienā veselumā labāko no minētajiem deju žanriem. Viņa horeogrāfiju raksturo atvērts un cieņpilns skatījums uz kultūras atšķirībām un īpatnībām kā spēka un unikalitātes avotu. Liela nozīme horeogrāfa darbos ir arī mūzikai un precīzai telpas izjūtai. Mombojes izrādes uzrunā cilvēkus ikvienam saprotamā dejas valodā - tā ir oda ķermeņu radošajai enerģijai un dejas universālajam ritmam.

Žoržs Momboje sadarbojas ar Djibala Groove Percussions mūziķu un dziedātāju grupu. Mūziku un arī gaismu viņš izmanto meistarīgi, tās ir ļoti svarīgas viņa iestudējumu sastāvdaļas. Šo unikālo dejas kompāniju raksturo augsta līmeņa profesionālisms, artistiskums, spoža tehnika, bagātīga fantāzija, enerģija, skaistums, un tās deja kalpo emociju paušanai. Ar saviem iestudējumiem Žorža Mombojes deju grupa ir piedalījusies 13 prestižos starptautiskos festivālos Francijā, Venecuēlā, Lielbritānijā, Austrijā , Spānijā, Itālijā.

Izrāde "BOYAKODAH", kas vienā no Kotdivuārā runātajām valodām nozīmē "LAIME", kas uz skatuves apvieno perkusionistu un dejotāju vienotu priekšnesumu, ir patiesa oda dzīvei. Žoržs Momboje šajā iestudējumā apvienojis izpildītāju talantu daudzpusību: miezeri un piestu, papildu seksuālus simbolus, radīšanas spēku un harmoniju. Šī izrāde meklē balansu starp ķermeni un dvēseli, starp ritmu un klusumu, lai pamodinātu cilvēkā maksimālu un absolūtu tiekšanos pēc laimes un prieka. Izrāde ilgst 1 h 10 min.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
19:00

This year's Riga Opera Festival at the Latvian National Opera will be opened with a new production of Puccini's Il Trittico on June 8. Il Trittico, world-premiered at the Metropolitan Opera New York in 1918, consists out of the three one-act operas Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi. It has never been performed in its entirety in Riga before.

Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian will take on the extraordinary challenge to portray the evening's three female leads: Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, the title-role in Suor Angelica, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Brazilian tenor and OPERALIA winner Thiago Arancam will sing Luigi in Il Tabarro, Swedish baritone Kosma Ranuer will sing Michele in Il Tabarro and the title-role in Gianni Schicchi.

Under the baton of Chief Conductor Modestas Pitrenas, the cast also includes mezzo-sopranos Ilona Bagele and Andžella Goba as Frugola in Il Tabarro, as La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica, and as Zita in Gianni Schicchi, sopranos Inga Šlubovska and Gunta Davidčuka as Sister Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, and tenor Raimonds Bramanis as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi.

Il Trittico will be directed by Viesturs Kairišs, the sets and costumes will be designed by Ieva Jurjane. Kairišs won international critical acclaim for his productions of Die Walküre (2007) and Siegfried (2008) at the Latvian National Opera.

There will be a second performance during the Festival on June 13. In the 2010/11 season, Il Trittico will receive seven performances at the LNO.

Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian is a graduate from the National School of Arts in Vilnius and later continued her studies in Nice, France. She gave her debut at the Latvian National Opera in June 2006 as Susanna in a new production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. Since then she has returned to the stage of the LNO in a wide spectrum of roles including the Contessa Almaviva in Figaro, Violetta Valéry in La Traviata, Micaela in Carmen, Musetta in La Boheme, the title-roles of Handels Alcina and Dvorak's Rusalka, Lisa in The Queen of Spades, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, and Charlotte in Werther. Next season, she will give her debuts at Komische Oper Berlin in the title-role of Rusalka, and at the Cologne Opera as Marie in Alban Berg's Wozzeck.

Brazilian tenor Thiago Arancam studied at the Municipal School of Music of Sao Paulo and at the University of Music Carlos Gomes where he graduated in 2003. In October 2004, he was the first Brazilian ever to be invited to attend the famous Singers' Academy at Milan's La Scala. He gave his debut at La Scala with a concert in 2005. In 2008, he participated in Placido Domingo's OPERALIA competition where he won three prizes: the First Zarzuela Prize, the First Audience Prize, and the Second Opera Prize. Following the competition, he debuted as Don Josè in Carmen at the Washington National Opera. In 2009, he gave his debut as Cavaradossi in Tosca in Frankfurt, Maurizio in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur in Turin, and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in Valencia under the baton of Lorin Maazel. Next season, he will sing the role of Christian in Franco Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac at the San Francisco Opera, Pinkerton at the Washington Opera, and Cavaradossi at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Il Trittico marks his debut at the Latvian National Opera.

Swedish baritone Kosma Ranuer was educated at the Operastudio 67 and the University College of Opera in Stockholm. As a student he sang the role of Count Ceprano in Rigoletto at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. He made his professional debut as Monterone in Rigoletto at the Malmö Opera in 2004. His repertoire includes Nick Shadow in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress, Renato in Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, the title-role in Rigoletto, Masetto in Don Giovanni, the title-role in Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, Barnaba in Ponchielli's La Gioconda and Don Pizzarro in Beethoven's Fidelio. Ealier this season, he sang the role of Paulo in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the Frankfurt Opera. Il Trittico marks Kosma Ranuer's debut at the Latvian National Opera.

About the stories

Il Tabarro takes place on a barge on the river Seine. Michele, the captain, recalls happier days when he would shelter his much younger wife Giorgetta and their son under his cloak. But when the son died, the relationship turned sour. Michele finds out that Giorgetta is having an affair with the stevedore Luigi. Michele confronts Luigi, kills him - and presents the corpse, wrapped in the cloak, to his wife.

Suor Angelica is set in a convent. Seven years ago, Angelica was forced to enter this convent as punishment for having defamed her family name by bearing a child out of wedlock. She hasn't had any contact with the outside world ever since she joined the sisterhood. When her aunt, the Princess, visits her to demand Angelica renounce her share of the family estate, Angelica is desperate for news of her son. The Princess coldly informs her that the boy died two years ago. Angelica commits suicide. Dying, she has a vision of being reunited with her child.

Gianni Schicchi unfolds at the deathbed of a wealthy patriarch, Buoso Donati. Each of the greedy family members hopes to inherit the biggest share of the estate. When they find the testament, they realize Donati has left his entire fortune to a monastery. They are desperate for a solution how to get hold of the estate after all. Rinuccio suggests they consult the wily Gianni Schicchi, the family's black sheep. At first, the family rejects the idea, but Rinuccio, who is in love with Schicchi's daughter Lauretta, convinces them to summon Schicchi who arrives together with Lauretta. Schicchi suggests he himself will impersonate the dying Donati and make a new will that would bequeath all of Donati's properties to the family members. He warns everybody that forgery of a testament is a serious crime which will be severely punished by the law, so nobody must ever find out about their scheme. The family hides the corpse of Donati, while Schicchi takes the place of the dying man. When the notary arrives, Schicchi dictates a new will and, to the outrage of the family, makes sure that he himself gets the most valuable properties.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
19:00 - septembris, maijs
15:00 - februāris, aprīlis

Léo Delibes's Coppélia, which is once again returning to the LNO's stage, is a classic reading of the E.T.A.Hoffmann's story The Sandman.

The revival of the production - where our troupe's best soloists will perform the story of the young heartbreaker Franz and his beloved, Svanilde - will be comical, colorful, and full of life. The characters enter a whirlwind of misunderstandings when Svanilde's beauty is overshadowed by the magic of the mysterious Doctor Coppélius's daughter, Coppélia.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall
Time: 
19:00

Carmen is not only Georges Bizet's most popular work; it is also one of the most performed operas of all time.

The tragedy unfolds when Jose's obsessive, destructive love for Carmen is confronted with her longing for unconditional freedom - a freedom for which she is willing to pay any price, even her own life. With this production, which is set in present day Cuba, the LNO takes a fresh look at the story.

Venue: 
Latvian National Opera, Main hall