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Riga Opera Festival 2013

Riga Opera Festival 2013

Taking place June 4-16, the Riga Opera Festival is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Richard Wagner and his tetralogy „Der Ring des Nibelungen”. The first part of the cycle, „Das Rheingold” was created by famous director Stefan Harheim from Norway, and the next three parts, „Die Walküre", "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung" were staged by Viestur Kairish, one of the greatest Latvian opera, theatre and cinema directors. Wagner was the music director of the opera theatre in Riga, therefore the Latvian National Opera  is concidered to be as one of the leading houses of Wagner. This significant musical event of Latvia offers top quality performance and a chance to relive favorite scenes or see what was missed in an overview of the best moments of the previous year.