Riga Opera House
Get cultural on your next visit to Riga at the Latvian National Opera House, home to the Latvian National Opera and the Latvian National Ballet. The regular season hosts an average of 5 different productions and over 200 performances, making Riga one of the most celebrated places to see opera in all of Europe.
Some of the most impressive vocal powerhouses in the world have performed on the stage, supported by a highly accomplished orchestra in a venue like no other. First opened in 1863 and recently refurbished, Riga's stunning opera house is the perfect setting for an evening of entertainment in Old Town Riga.
More than just the opera in Riga
There's also more to see than just opera at the National Opera House in Riga. While the main stage seats 933, there is also a smaller, more intimate New Hall with 300 seats that plays host to visiting chamber operas, small concerts and lectures throughout the year.
Both the Latvian National Opera and Ballet tour each year and invite visiting performers to take the stage to wow the crowd. After the curtain goes down, Riga's best bars and restaurants are nearby, so you can relive every moment while you indulge in some culinary delights.
Opera Festival in Riga
The Riga Opera Festival is the only festival of its kind in Eastern Europe, so audiences from the Baltics and beyond make a point of visiting Riga each summer to attend the festival. Founded in 1998 and coinciding with the end of the LNO's performance season, the festival celebrates the best moments of the year and stages a number of new performances for audiences to enjoy.
Plan to visit the festival on an 'Opera Holiday,' and stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga, only minutes away from the opera house.