The Latvian National Opera
Perhaps more than any other building, the Latvian National Opera, anchored in the centre of Riga, has reflected the city’s history for over 150 years. It was unveiled in 1863, and was originally constructed as the Riga City Theater building according to the design of architect Ludwig Bohnstedt (St Petersburg).
The Latvian National Opera has also served as a launching pad for many of the country’s most successful musical icons like Aleksandrs Antoņenko, Elīna Garanča, Marina Rebeka and Andris Nelsons.
As the Riga Jurmala Music Festival continues to bring the world’s greatest symphony orchestras to the stage of the Latvian National Opera, the building continues to fulfil its role in reflecting the fortunes of the city of Riga. Today, it affirms its duty as a hub for music at the highest level, and it mirrors the blessings and prosperity of a free Latvia and its culture.
Address: Aspazijas bulvāris 3, Riga