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Latvian National Opera

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Address: Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 073 777
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We conducted a backstage visit at day time when the opera was not in function and outside it was raining. It was a right decision! The opera guide who works there brings us all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We conducted a backstage visit at day time when the opera was not in function and outside it was raining. It was a right decision! The opera guide who works there brings us all around the place and there we learn a lot about its history and how it is operating. Not a top-notched , hi-tech opera but the way... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had heard of the excellent ballet dancers from the former Soviet Union, such as Baryshnikov and also Godunov, who had both performed here. As we walked around the city, we saw that the National Ballet of Riga was performing the next evening. There were few tickets left and the staff worked to get us an excellent box seat in... More 

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Rugby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Sadly when we were in Riga there were no performances in the main opera house although we did get to see an opera in the new auditorium. The opera house is magnificent and if I return to Riga I will definitely make sure that I time it with a visit here to see something in the main opera house.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I were in Riga and stoppes by the national opera to see if anything was on while we were in town. Giselle was the next day and we paid €14 for our two tickets! They weren't the best seats in the house but it was amazing and so inexpensive. Take the time and go to a show!!!

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I visited Riga, saw much of nice places and ended up at Opera House watching opera “Karmen”. Beautiful place with good acustics, classic royal style interior!!!!!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We have been before and have not remembered to write a review. The performance was top rate. Even the kids left impressed!

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Zagare, Siauliu Apskritis, Lithuania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

In 2001, the new annex was completed. Using elements of contemporary architecture, it at the same time evokes the style of the late 19th century and blends perfectly with the original building. Aside from offices and rehearsal stages, the annex also provides additional performance space: The New Hall with 300 seats is an ideal venue for chamber operas, small-scale concerts... More 

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Frimley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I saw The Barber of Sevilla and it was amazing, the actors were superb and the Opera itself is a majestic building. During the breaks you can enjoy yourself on cozy bar they have next to the opera room.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The building is wonderful. Dating from the nineteenth century is the proud of the Latvian citizen who often refers about it as the White House. It presents quality Opera as excelent and great ballet productions.

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san francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Was not expecting to see a ballet of a top world caliber in this little theater. Fantastic dancers, misic, costumes. Would recommend to everybody visiting

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