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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
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
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
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
Direct flight from Manchester to Riga & 15€ to our central hotel within walking distance of the Opera House. We booked for two performances: Rakes Progress & Don Pasquale. Regrettably Turandot was sold out. We paid 30€ each per performance: one night front row &...More
Gala concert on 17th June 2018, 19h00, the Riga opera festival drawing to a close. Famous opera arias from the repertoire. Arias from Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikosky etc. for soprano, barytone, tenor, mezzo and bass. They were on the whole more shouting, howling, than singing :...More
The beautiful Opera House was constructed in 1863 but has been refurbished many times. There are over 200 performances annually. The tickets are reasonably priced. The most expensive tickets are around 40 euros and the cheapest ones less than 10 euros.
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
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 from 3d row in the middle section of 2nd balcony.