Latvian National Opera House

 

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Although the building of Latvian National Opera was constructed in 1863, the institution is a bit younger – it was founded in 1912, and works under different names, becoming National Opera only in 1990.


The classicist, monumental building, was created as a seat of Riga City Theatre, and housed also the German-speaking Opera, present in Riga from 18th century. The first Latvian performance had place in 1893, and it was an impulse of creating LNO.
In 2001 the New Hall in a modern annex was added, with 300 seats. The old part of building is designed in classicist style, corresponding with exterior, but with baroque an empire elements. Even more charm Opera has because of its location in a park over a city canal.





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