Tickets go on sale to the public today, March 1st, for Rīga Jūrmala Music Festival concerts with the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra conducted by Latvian Andris Nelsons. The plan includes the performance of two programmes of Wagner’s music for the first time in Riga, including Act I of Die Walküre with soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Klaus Florian Vogt and bass Günther Groissböck, on September 3rd and 4th this year at the Latvian National Opera. More on the programme and tickets can be found at www.riga-jurmala.com
“I am greatly looking forward to returning to Riga for my first performance at the Riga Jurmala Music Festival. Performing together with the wonderful Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in this city is especially meaningful to me, not only because it is my hometown, and because Wagner’s music is extremely close to my heart, but also because of the special connection between Wagner and Riga. I am so honored and excited to celebrate this joint history together with the musicians of this orchestra that all share an extraordinary dedication, passion and understanding of Wagner’s works, and we look forward to sharing our love for this music with our audiences,” explains conductor Andris Nelsons.