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I bought 2 tickets for 7 eur each and we were sitting in the balcony. The places were perfect, we can hear and see perfectly. Atmosphere in the Latvian National Opera is extraordinary, building is like a museum.
My fiance is not a huge lover...More
We visited Latvian National Opera/Ballet during January. There was (at that week) on programme Swan Lake which we had seen several times, so instead we decided for Turandot which was first time for both. The opera performance was very good, orchestra played very well. The...More
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
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
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
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.