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RIGA OPERA FESTIVAL 2021

Riga Opera Festival, founded in 1998 as the first festival of its size and scale in Eastern Europe, it has already become a treasured tradition. The festival is highly anticipated by both Latvian audiences and opera-lovers from abroad, which form the majority of all Riga Opera Festival fans.


 

PROGRAMME

September 10, 19:00, ballet DRACULA by W. Kilar and P. Chynovski

September 11, 19:00, ballet DRACULA by W. Kilar and P. Chynovski

September 12, 19:00, ballet DRACULA by W. Kilar and P. Chynowski

September 26, 19:00, opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA by G. Verdi

September 28, 19:00, opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA by G. Verdi

September 30, 19:00, opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA by G. Verdi

October 2, 19:00, opera SIMON BOCCANEGRA by G. Verdi

October 31, 19:00, opera LA CENERENTOLA by G. Rossini

November 2, 19:00, opera LA CENERENTOLA by G. Rossini

November 5, 19:00, opera LA CENERENTOLA by G. Rossini

November 7, 19:00, opera LA CENERENTOLA by G. Rossini

 


DRACULA

Ballet by Wojciech Kilar and Paweł Chynowski

after the motifs of Bram Stoker's novel "Dracula"

 

Composer WOJCIECH KILAR

Libretto by PAWEŁ CHYNOWSKI

Choreographer KRZYSZTOF PASTOR

Conductor MĀRTIŅŠ OZOLIŅŠ

Costume and Set Design by CHARLES CUSICK SMITH and PHIL R. DANIELS

Lighting Designer for the Original Production JON BUSWELL

Lighting Designer for the Adaptation JOHN PAUL PERCOX

 

When, returning from the war, Count Dracula finds out that his beloved wife has taken her life and the clergymen are refusing to bury her in hallow ground, he curses against God and humanity and turns into an immortal vampire.  Events taking place several centuries later reveal another tragic love story: Dracula falls in love with Mina, the doppelganger of his dead wife, yet their inhuman love inevitably brings about death and suffering.


SIMON BOCCANEGRA

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi

 

Musical Director and Conductor NORMUNDS VAICIS

Based on the original production concept by STEPHEN LAWLESS

Set and Costume Designer LESLIE TRAVERS

Choreographer LYNNE HOCKNEY

Lighting Designer OSKARS PAULIŅŠ

 

The title character of this opera becomes the doge of Genoa, defeating the aristocrat Fiesko in the vote, but they are both connected not only by the struggle for power, but also by a fateful woman. The opera "Simon Boccanegra" was written by Giuseppe Verdi as early as 1857, but only the second edition of the work, which premiered in 1881, become popular with the public and critics.


LA CENERENTOLA

Opera by Gioachini Rossini

 

Musical Director and Conductor PÉTER HALÁSZ

Stage Direction, Set Design, Costumes and Choreography by BARBE & DOUCET

Lighting Designer OSKARS PAULIŅŠ

 

 

 

So that Ramiro could inherit a theater from his recently deceased father, he has to get married. The King’s Follies theater was once considered one of the most prestigious revues in New York, but the style is now dated, and its great success is a thing of the past. To improve the business, Alidoro, Ramiro’s legal advisor, suggests that he should marry the stepdaughter of Don Magnifico, the owner of the Button Club, a rundown burlesque show. Angelina (Cenerentola), Magnifico’s stepdaughter, is taking care of her sisters and other performers of the Button Club but her dream is to design sets and costumes for the theater. Angelina’s creative vision helps her to become a partner in Ramiro’s business, but her attractive personality makes him fall in love with her.

 


 

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