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

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RigaCarmen

© Agnese Zeltiņa
Bizet: Carmen
Jānis Liepiņš; Marie-Ève Signeyrole; Latvian National Opera; Fabien Teigné; Yashi; Zanda Švēde; Dmitry Golovnin

RigaSwan Lake

Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
Marius Petipa; Lev Ivanov; Aivars Leimanis; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Juan Guillermo Nova; Robert Perdziola

RigaThree Comrades

© Andris Tone
Akimkin: Three Comrades
Sergey Zemlyansky; Latvian National Ballet; Jānis Liepiņš

RigaAntonija #Silmači

© Andris Tone
Karlsons: Antonija #Silmači
Aivars Leimanis; Latvian National Ballet; Jānis Liepiņš; Mārtiņš Vilkārsis; Anna Heinrihsone

RigaThe Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)

The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame)
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Andrejs Žagars; Alexander Orlov; Kristīne Pasternaka

RigaI Played, I Danced

© Agnese Zeltiņa
Kalniņš: I Played, I Danced
Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Laura Groza-Ķibere; Latvian National Opera; Miķelis Fišers; Kristīne Pasternaka
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Four house debuts in Latvian National Opera's Bohème

Marlena Keine (Musetta) © Andris Tone
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

Latvian Radio Choir © Janis Deinats
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

Vestard Shimkus © Ars Produktion
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

Sigvards Kļava © Riga Festival
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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A meticulous musical makeover in Riga

Elīna Šimkus (Dido) and Anna Chierichetti (Belinda) © Emanuele Pucciarelli
Almost all the singers, orchestra and conductor were Italian, but it was local soprano Elīna Šimkus and the Latvian Radio Choir who sang Purcell’s magnum opus as if to the English manner born.
***11
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Resplendent in Gregorian chant and the Eton Choir Book

Latvian Radio Choir © Matiss Markovskis
In the tiny Baltic state of Latvia, music loving locals are hell-bent on going for Baroque.
****1
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