Latvian National Opera

Latvian National Opera, Riga: Address, Phone Number, Latvian National Opera Reviews: 4.5/5

Latvian National Opera
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The Latvian National Opera and Ballet is an internationally competitive arts centre which aims to develop and support the creative process, cultural enrichment and educational functions. The Latvian National Opera and Ballet strives for excellence in its opera and ballet productions, as well as provides all of society with access to high-quality artistry, promotes creativity and public education. The company has operated under numerous authorities and regimes since October 15, 1918; its continued presence throughout history has always been ensured by its wonderful artists and the performances they’ve put together. Today the LNOB is internationally renowned and competitive in its field; it cherishes audiences in Latvia and regularly participates in tours, and continually gains recognition and professional acclaim in local and foreign media.
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Dave O
Cheshunt, UK22 contributions
Never been to the ballet before this visit (The Nutcracker) as more of music festival/gig/live sport type of person but at 9 Euro for a last minute ticket for a prime box seat you can't go wrong (last minute tickets available daily online or from the box office).

Great venue, very old school with people dressed for the occasion (but ok to wear smart jeans and a polo) and coffee and cake available at the interval. Overall a good experience and would recommend trying to get last minute opera or ballet tickets if you are in town
Written February 17, 2020
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Natalja M
The Hague, The Netherlands1,325 contributions
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Riga is remarkable city in which the world famous ballet dancers - Barishnikov and Liepa were born. There is a monument to Liepa next to the theater as he used to dance here.
Covered some miles/km to this theater specially for Boris Eifman’s ballet which is grandiose!

The 150 years old theater - very good, pompous with good acoustics and great stage not to mention the quite good repertoire.
Written March 10, 2020
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SolihullTony
Solihull25 contributions
We managed to buy two of the last three tickets (presumably returned tickets) and were sitting virtually at the front, very close to the stage. The sound, however, was just wonderful and the programme was superb. In addition, the quality of the performers was right up there! It was a wonderful evening in a wonderful building in Riga.
Written January 24, 2020
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Tim A
Southampton, UK86 contributions
Just came back from a few days in Riga which we loved.
Had tickets for Romeo and Juliet on our second night.
The building was lovely and the inside stunting in places.
We only stayed for the 1st half as the performance did not work us which was a shame.
This should not put anyone off from making a visit when in Riga.
You can buy tickets from there website before you travel at very cheap prices.
Written January 25, 2020
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venice1912
Porto, Portugal82 contributions
Went last night to Verde's Trovatore in the June season. Gorgeous theatre and a charming space. Incredibly cheap tickets in comparison to UK. Worth going for the experience even if opera is not your thing.
Written June 6, 2016
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ginger_jr
Milton Keynes, UK894 contributions
Friends
This is a beautifully looking building and a must see if in Riga.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens to wonder around
Written September 26, 2019
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,249 contributions
Friends
The exterior of the opera house is very pretty but the interior is absolutely stunning. It is plush, rich and ornate. I saw the production of Peer Gynt which was beautifully orchestrated. The dancers and musicians were world class. And the price for the tickets can't be beat. I would return to Riga simply to see more productions here!
Written October 10, 2017
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia14,524 contributions
Couples
We visited the Latvian National Opera in Riga to see their production of probably the first opera I'd ever heard of as a child - Mozart's Marriage of Figaro - but with a twist! Stunning opera house, great seats as it was the first thing we booked when we planned this trip six months ago - front row of a central box (crazy money - what were we thinking - €30 each!) However worth every penny - very comfortable seats, a talented orchestra, excellent singers and all done as if it were set in the 1970s! Think Studio 54 type costuming, think Love Boat type tropical shirts on the 'band' at the wedding scene. Fascinating to be listening to the classical music and song and watching the groovy production. And (AND!) though sung in Italian, it was sur-titled in English as well as Latvian - which was a huge, huge bonus... normally we read up the story on wiki prior so we can follow along if we are going to an opera in a non-English speaking country. This is definitely a must do when visiting Riga, attend a performance you won't be disappointed.
Written April 2, 2017
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Mike S
Petah Tiqwa, Israel37 contributions
Friends
Saw the "Bolero Ballet" there. Orchestra was mediocre to good , the dancers seemed very young and lacked maturity and confidence. As it was mid August when everyone is on vacation , maybe we were seeing the youth troop , the coming generation of dancers. The soloists were good and professional.
The problem was the seats. Third or fourth tier, second row - it was very difficult to see the stage and at no time was the full stage in view. Even if we stood up the whole performance.
Written August 25, 2016
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Sharon v
Montreal, Canada376 contributions
Couples
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 moving during the play to fill lower empty seats so that they could read the words on the display board.
Written June 25, 2015
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