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Latvian National Opera

Aspazijas bulvaris 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 073 777
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Aspazijas bulvaris 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
Aspazijas bulvaris 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 67 073 777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank eeLOnaw
Reviewed 27 November 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+

Thank 246Gramps
Reviewed 25 November 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

Thank Ole G
Reviewed 13 November 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

Thank Josi S
Reviewed 4 November 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

Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 1 November 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

2  Thank caroline B
Reviewed 26 October 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.

1  Thank Birte L
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Had a chance to watch Boléro as a ballet in Riga. It was really good. Not only because of part III (which featured Ravel’s “hit”) but also because of the brilliant lighting in part I and a very good scenography in part II. I would...More

1  Thank Henrik R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were lucky enough to hear someone practicing their arias as we were strolling past in the picturesque gardens. A real treat and totally free! See if you can be as lucky?!

1  Thank incite_wanderlust
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Henrik R | Reviewed this property |
Check the schedule opera.lv/en/
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Busaba T
17 June 2017|
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Response from JuneinNorway | Reviewed this property |
Riga has an annual opera festival period in mid-June which is definitely worth looking into and purchasing tickets in advance. It is an absolutely lovely and stunning event series. A big must-do, but not necessarily on the... More
Lucie M
15 December 2016|
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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