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Latvian National Opera

Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 073 777
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Ranked #6 of 89 Attractions in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas
Traveler Description: Visit the Latvian National Opera - a unique architectural masterpiece of the 19th century - and learn more about its past, present, and future in... more »
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We really enjoyed a tour of the facility and a small performance by some of the musical staff. They were most accomplished and along with the facility make for a first rate opera experience.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

To see La Traviata as authentic as when it was written is a great experience.. Excellent arrangements and great soloists.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just back from seeing Verdi's La Traviata. Very good production with a decidedly modern interpretation: I haven't ever seen topless dancers in an Italian opera before! Take care with your seating arrangements as not all seats have access to the surtitles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant, very cosy and vibrant with all the action one expects from opera, a little cold in winter but the show was terrific.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We saw the opera "Il Trovatore", simply beautiful! We had booked through a travel agency and got our tickets at the theatre. We realized there were 30% of commissions so next time we will book our tickets directly with the theatre.

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glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A beautiful setting in which to see La Traviata. Tickets were easy to buy on the internet with a good range of prices.The inside of the Opera House is absolutely stunning and well worth a visit.

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Riga, Latvia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice, classic opera hause for classic opera, operetta and balley lovers. Nice place with good acustics, classic royal style interior like in many classic operas.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We did a backstage tour of the National Opera House and it was quite memorable. We learned the history, got to be on the stage and even saw some ballet in rehearsal.

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Riga Region, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Perfect acoustics been there to ballet and opera and it's always a plessure not to mention the facade of the building is beautiful :)

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you're in town and fancy some opera this would be a good choice as in Riga it's very affordable to see opera, compared to other cities in Europe where it can be pretty pricey. Usually the classics are there all the time: Carmen, La Traviata,The Marriage of Figaro, Rigoletto etc :)

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