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Reviewed January 24, 2018

Booked to see the Nutcracker and we were so glad we did. The seats are very affordable and the interior is beautiful too. An excellent way to spend a snowy afternoon. Book well ahead to get good seats but even the cheap ones aren't too...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

The opera itself is a magnificent building you have to see but it is best enjoyed when it fills up with the locals, young and old to enjoy the ballet, opera or orchestra. Most people dress up for the occasion but you could just show...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank HaagseBluf
Reviewed December 30, 2017

Sadly we were not able to see the inside but the outside of the building is itself superb and the area in front of the building is worth seeing.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed December 18, 2017

Recommended - guided "Backstage Tour" (LV, RUS, ENG)! You will find info on their website in the section "About" - "Services". I have visited similar tour in Vienna, both were exciting, although if comparing - I liked in Riga a bit more - we were...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank emelie_eu
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Fortunately our visit occurred when a performance of Rimsky Korsakov's Scheherazade was playing. Easily accessible, beautifully renovated,classical opera house, and a wonderful performance. A+

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 246Gramps
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

The opera is very nicely built - the acoustics were phantastic and the ornaments, equipment and style make you feel going back in time!! Drinks and food for breaks are served in a stylish room underneath the main hall. We watched Carmen - definitively an...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 17oleg
Reviewed November 12, 2017

An impressive building from the outside, the inside is more beautiful and represents the art deco for which Riga is famous. The seats are comfortable, and top price only E15. Initially sceptical of an updated Figaro, this one really worked. This is not an opera...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Josi S
Reviewed November 3, 2017

In our long wanderings across the Old Town of Riga and some deal beyond of it, toward the north and east, we came one time across this magnificent building of Latvian National Opera. We didn't get inside, only have had a view on its elegant...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking. The dancers were fabulous and the orchestra was superb. My friend Janet and I were sat on the front row directly behind one if the best conductors we have seen. As music teachers we certainly appreciate all the hours of rehearsal that go...More

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank caroline B
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

This lovely operahouse is used both for opera, ballet and musicals . We saw a very good production of the ballet the Swanlake at very reasonable prices. Book online before you go to ensure good tickets.

Date of experience: October 2017
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October 23, 2017|
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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