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Reviewed 5 days ago

Latvian National Opera was founded in November 1918. So it is 100 years old. It occupies a neo-classical style building, originally constructed as the Riga German Theatre in 1863. The Swan Lake was an excellent ballet. And of course, the building itself is worth to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Turandot opera with my husband and it was such a huge disappontment. While building interior is fantastic, opera is done on the high school level (even lower). Horrible weak voices even of the main characters, main heroes have zero acting skills and moreover...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Good old atmosphere. Good modern choreography. Siting places not the best Normal chairs. Good price level.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

What a treat! We saw La Bayadere. I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of it. It was fantastic. I've been to Operas here & the building & whole atmosphere is amazing but this was special.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jims86
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Brilliant traditional style opera house, internally like a mini La Scala but externally much better as set in very pretty formal parkland beside a canal. Below the main house is a very nice coffee shop/restaurant with (as with everywhere I went in Riga) great cakes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

When in Riga and loving Operas, one should visit the National Opera. You can book via Internet well in advance and will be surprised at the reasonable prices, compared to Opera houses in Western Europe. We have seen three Operas in this place and have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christian S
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The Latvian National Opera is a beautiful modern building with very nice gardens that hosts many cultural activities in Riga

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

In the centre of Old Riga stands a controversial red granite statue that was originally dedicated to the Latvian Red Riflemen who formed the core of Russia's Red Army between 1915 and 1918, some of whom became Lenin's personal bodyguards. Some view the monument as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alex S
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I did not enter the building. But the façade and the environment (the beautiful park) is awesome. It is really a place which deserve a nice walk or a picnic

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This place is a very good theatre with a high quality interior and sound quality. We went to the gala event of the international ballet competition and really liked the performances bu the finalists. The theate is really grand looking from the outside alao with...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from 689henrikr | Reviewed this property |
Check the schedule opera.lv/en/
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June 17, 2017|
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Response from Constantine R | Reviewed this property |
opera.lv/en/schedule/ You can check the schedule here:)
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Response from irrbe | Property representative |
Yes, there are English surtitles for all opera performances. But due to technical reasons you can't see them from all seats. If you want to see translation don't choose seats in the 2nd and 3d row in side boxes and starting... More