The Latvian National Opera Orchestra
The Latvian National Opera Orchestra is a company of more than 100 musicians. Many of them are highly acclaimed for individual achievments playing as sololists or chamber musicians, or successful participating in different international competitions. The Orchestra’s large scale repertoire includes more than 50 operas and ballets of different styles from baroque to first performances of contemporary works. The Orchestra performs approximately 250 times a season. At least four times a year, the musicians participate in different symphony and operatic music concerts. Since 2013 Mārtiņš Ozoliņš has become the Chief Conductor of the LNO.
In 2003, the famous young conductor Andris Nelsons became the Chief Conductor of the LNO Orchestra holding this position till summer of 2007. Such outstanding musicians as Mariss Jansons, Mstislav Rostropovich, Tadeusz Woiciechowski, Zbigniew Graza, Cornelius Meister, Julian Reynolds, Modestas Pitrenas, and others have worked with the Orchestra as guest conductors. The LNO Orchestra has appeared in concerts together with Gidon Kremer, Marta Sudraba, many great opera and ballet soloists from the entire world and toured many countries of the world.
Latvian National Opera is proud of its Orchestra artistic achievments.
During last seasons, the Orchestra has demonstrated deep understanding of Wagner’s music and particularly colourful sonority in performances of Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, and Siegfried in frames of production of the tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen.