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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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Fantastic Building and outstanding opera

We loved the Opera. The words displayed in English helped us with the storyline. We were thrilled to go to the Opera!! There are stairs and if you go to cheap and get the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We loved the Opera. The words displayed in English helped us with the storyline. We were thrilled to go to the Opera!! There are stairs and if you go to cheap and get the highest seats in the balcony, the hanging spot lights block the english words displayed on the ceiling hung digital display board. Many people could be heard... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There was Puccini Festival while I was in Riga. I went to La Bohem which was very good performance. Opera house is besides the river.Location is so nice full og greenety.Very old building. One of the most importing visiting place in Riga.

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Fleetwood, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Booked seats on line for myself and my wife in the UK, a thing we do in the Eastern European cities when we go to the opera houses, a process in itself which is easy to do ! Went to two performances, Il Travatore and Swan Lake, both fantastic. In the Opera we had the 'best stalls seats' (25 Euro... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were lucky enough to see Turandot in the very impressive Opera House. Comfortable seats in the balcony. Sadly the people in front of us insisted on sitting on the edge of their seats and leaning on the balcony bars therefore restricting the viewing of people behind. I find that sort of behaviour very selfish. However the performance was very... More 

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Southport, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

• National Opera House in Aspazijas bulvaris via tram 10 was built in 1863 and fully restored in 1995 and looks similar to Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. This area has many fine buildings. Situated by one of the many parks in Riga.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Splendid!The performance was great. The singers were well selected and the music was chosen exactly to relax.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

national Opera theater is a must for cultural life in Riga we had the opportunity ro see o modern ballet Unknown Territories very interesting

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Address: Address: Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 073 777
Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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