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“Ballet”

Latvian National Opera
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Old Town Walking Tour of Riga
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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“Ballet”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Latvian opera house has a nice location near old Riga and it is surronded by beautiful park which eliminated in night. It is hard to get tickets if you don't book in advance. I was looky to before in 1 hour beforee ballet ticket, but tickets with no seat. It is rather uncomfortabe to stay about 4 hours. The ballet itself is nice, but in Bolshoy it is much much better.

Visited November 2012
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Porto, Portugal
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“Like it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I saw a Opera concert and I like very much. I only don't like the air conditioning, it was too strong, and it made many people cough.

Visited November 2012
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Besides the beautiful opera building you can enjoy the beautiful gardens and the freedom monument near by.

Visited October 2012
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“Ballet and opera at very affordable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Staying in Riga for five nights, we attended the Opera House on two nights.

On the first occasion we went to Delibes 'Coppelia'. The principle ballerina was very good but some of the ensemble dancers were a bit ropey, and there was a truly awful viola solo. The staging was very minimal, reminding me of am-dram productions in provincial UK towns. The performance was absolutely packed, and about half the audience were children, unsurprising for such a child-friendly, Pinocchio-like tale.

Rossini 'Barber of Seville' was an audacious, raucous production with some excellent singing (Rosina) and some very rough singing (Bartolo). The Almaviva was woefully underpowered to cut through the robust orchestral texture. Some of the more daft elements highlighted the farce of the story, not least the ridiculous costumes and wigs. The production was sung in the original Italian, with Latvian and - thank God! - English surtitles.

The theatre is exquisitely beautiful, and not one of the opera tickets was more that 18 lats, with the ballet tickets being less than 10 lats!

Visited October 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“For a city of 700.000 un expectedly good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Opera "Carmen" was very successful, it was a Modern version
La bayadere Ballet : good but lack of sencronization

Visited October 2012
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