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20th International Sigulda Opera Music Festival

03.08.2012 - 05.08.2012

Thanks to the International Sigulda Opera Music Festival, many opera singers famous in Europe and around the world arrive to Latvia. The Festival culminates in a unique original open air opera production specially adapted to Sigulda Castle ruins.


August 3, Friday

19:00 Chamber music concerton Sigulda New castle terrace

Playing - one of the most outstanding Latvian piano personalities – Liene Circene

August 4, Saturday

15:00 Children's show - concerton Sigulda Open Air Stage

Participate youth and adult Siguldians

21:00 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata"on Sigulda Open Air Stage

The title role:

Violetta Valéry, a courtesan - the worlds most marketable opera diva – Maija Kovaļevska (Latvia) is singing in the Metropolitan, La Scala Opera, Vienna State

Opera, Munich Opera, the Verona Arena

Alfredo Germont, a young bourgeois from a provincial familyCharismatic world recognized tenor Pavol Breslik (Slovakia)

Giorgio Germont, Alfredo's fatherLaurent Naouri (France) *

Mariinsky Theatre soloist Elena Razguļajeva (Russia) *

Director - Edmunds Freibergs

Scenaries will be made by Reinis Suhanovs - one of the best scene designers in Latvia

Festival Orchestra and choir will participate as well

A Viennese conductor of Bulgarian extraction – professor Vladimirs Kiradžijevs (Bulgaria)

August 5, Sunday

13:00 Sacred Music concertin Sigulda Evangelical Lutheran Church

17:00 Grand Gala concerton Sigulda Open Air Stage


The world's first dramatic tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko (Latvia)

Filipe Do(France), Mariinsky Theatre soloist Yevgeny Akimov (Russia)

Clémentine Margaine(France), Nuri Laurent (France) *, Inga Šļubovska (Latvia), Krišjānis Norvelis (Latvia)

Conductor - Maestro Aleksandrs Viļumanis

* Festival organizers are waiting for the confirmation from the artists

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