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Latvian National Opera

Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
+371 67 073 777
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Ranked #7 of 92 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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Winslow,Bucks,England
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We planned to visit the opera house during our 2 night stay in Riga and ended up seeing both an opera and a ballet performance. Both were reasonably priced and easy to book in person at the box office. The opera house looks good from the outside, situated by some nice gardens on the edge of the old town, but... More

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London, England
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The staff were all miserable (especially the lift attendant who was more concerned with making social arrangements on his phone than operating the lift). The church is bland and the view from the top of the tower is uninspiring. .The ticket price is too high - save your €7 for something more worthwhile.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A lift took us to the top of this ancient church which had 360 degree views over the whole of the City of Riga Make sure the weather in clear

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We saw 2 operas, which were very good and we liked being in a relatively small opera house. Tickets were much cheaper than in London!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A beautiful building looking down over a Central Park with a river and some very nice flower displays Lots of ducks and other water birds Some very ancient trees and a genuine peaceful oasis in the town centre

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We saw Carmen. The costumes were dreadfull, but the singing was good and the music was wonderfull. Tickets are cheap and the seats are comfy. Go visit!

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We bought seats at the last minute but still had good seats at the side of the stalls, for only €16 each. The view of the stage was good although we could not see the subtitles. The production was excellent, the singers were all of the highest quality and the rest of the cast made for a memorable occasion. No... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I’ve attended Nabucco - August 14 – without having planned ahead. I was visiting Riga and when I walked by the Opera I became curious about the next season’s program. I discovered that in twenty minutes aNabucco would be on stage. It is not one of my favorite operas but I was curious about Riga’s Opera House. The building inside... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Set by a well maintained and pretty park, with a river flowing through. Locals and tourists a like visit the National Opera and the gardens surrounding it. Very nice and peaceful.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

A visit to The Latvian National Opera is worth every Euro you pay, though even the cheap seats are great value. The atmosphere, Devore and spectacle are fantastic.

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