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Latvian National Opera

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Address: Aspazijas bulvaris 3, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Travel back in sumptous time

This is a classy opera house of old that has been lovingly maintained to give you a wonderful experience whether you've come here for the opera, the ballet, or something else.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were an English group visiting Riga so we decided to attend the NY Gala evening....the building is amazing (but not the easiest to navigate - we got lost in the interval) It was lovely to see all the Lativans dressed up for the evening (we were not so dressed up) a little annoying because it seems that there were... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm kind of culturally handicapped and I find operas monotonous. for similar travelers I wouldn't advice going in. the exterior is nice. make few nice clicks and you're done

Thank Avimanyu B
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a classy opera house of old that has been lovingly maintained to give you a wonderful experience whether you've come here for the opera, the ballet, or something else.

Thank PKRoma
Asker, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, classical and top professional opera singers and orchestra simply dazzled with their top-on brilliant execution of the repertoire - something I expect at the Lyric in Chicago but don't see always in Scandinavia. Bravo bravo. And so easy to stay at: just grab a room at the nearby Elizabeth Blu Raddison. You walk across the park to the opera... More 

Thank JuneinNorway
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's very cheap and extremely easy to buy tickets on the internet before your arrival in Riga and it's really a must to be done !!!

Thank FFlyerCDG
Novosibirsk, Russia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderfully atmospheric historical opera house with the galleries similar to all old opera house buildings. Well preserved building and with the great artists working there one can sample not only opera and ballet but also musicals and children's plays. Coffee shops are reasonably priced too.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As our flight back to the UK was not until late in the evening we purchased tickets for the matinee performance of Die Fledermaus. The building is apparently based on the Bolshoi in Moscow and whilst quite small was acoustically superb. There was a screen above the stage which had Latvian and English subtitles thus enabling you to follow the... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My first experience of a ballet will not be my last. Travel guides said that a visit here was a must. Our first night in Riga coincided with the last night of the Nutcracker performance. The opera house is spectacular. The ballet itself was brilliant and the music was very memorable. So glad we got tickets and at only £20... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A building that caters for the Arts with some panache. Huge. You can watch Opera at a fraction of the price. Just remember to book ahead. Ticket Office is hidden away on the left hand side.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This terrific opera house is in a great setting. Just when you've finished your Old town sightseeing and step out of the Old town, you'll bump onto this elegant edifice. It's in the Vermanes park secluded by trees and greenery and right by the scenic Pilsetas canal of Daugava river. It seems recently renovated in pure white facade, and reminds... More 

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