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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Riga, Latvia

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RigaTell me (no) Tales / Hamlet

Šipkēvics, Leimane
Elza Leimane; Antons Freimans; Latvian National Ballet; Latvian National Opera Orchestra; Mareunrols; Levas Kleinas

RigaDie lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)New production

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Thomas Rösner; Uwe Eric Laufenberg; Latvian National Opera; Kaspars Ādamsons; Julius Semmelmann; Jessica Karge; Andreas Frank

RigaThe Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker
Aivars Leimanis; Latvian National Ballet; Farhads Stade; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Aleksandrs Vasiļjevs

RigaNabucco

Verdi: Nabucco
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Guntis Gailītis; Latvian National Opera; Andris Freibergs; Kristīne Pasternaka; Ēriks Otto; Latvian National Opera Orchestra

RigaSerenade / Carmina buranaNew production

Tchaikovsky, Orff
George Balanchine; Edward Clug; Latvian National Ballet; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Kaspars Ādamsons; Marko Japelj; Barbara Karinska

RigaAida

Verdi: Aida
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Māra Ķimele; Latvian National Opera; Gleb Filshtinsky; Latvian National Opera Orchestra; Unknown; Anna Danik
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Nelson and the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in Riga

Latvia's prodigal son returns to the golden hall of the Latvian National Opera House for two superb evenings with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra.
*****
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Yuliya Brauer a luminous Nikiya in La Bayadère

A beautiful performance worth quarantining for as Latvia leads the charge to preserve art and culture. 
****1
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Four house debuts in Latvian National Opera's Bohème

With four singers making their debuts and two more experienced singers making strong impression, Latvian opera singing appears to be in safe hands.
****1
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Technique, fervency and passion: the Latvian Radio Choir

The Latvian Radio Choir's 24 singers display exceptional virtuosity in the service of a varied programme of contemporary spiritual works.
*****
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Vestard Shimkus delivers exhilarating Dreamscapes

Composer-pianist, Vestards Shimkus gives a compelling rendition of his imaginative 9 etudes Dreamscapes, while his Bach-Busoni 9 Chorale Preludes offers more mixed results. 
****1
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An inspiring, faith-filled concert in Riga

The Latvian Radio Choir, coupled with the Sinfonietta Rīga Orchestra under the conductor Sigvards Kļava give an ethereal rendition of four contemporary Latvian composers in Riga Cathedral.
****1
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