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    Tannhäuser

    Dec 4 & 6 Tannhäuser sung by
    Alexander Schulz (Germany)

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    The Nutcracker

    Christmas fairytale for the whole family starting on 29 November

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    Estonian National Opera Christmas Concert

    On 21 December

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    Guided Tour

    Pre-performance guided tours in English on Saturdays at 17.30

News

  • November and December bring excellent guests on the opera stage

    20.11.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    On November 28 and December 27 the U.S. tenor Michael Wade Lee stars as Alfredo in Verdi’s “La traviata”. Critics have described Lee as “…that rarity among operatic tenors, a really good-looking, virile, well-built and …

  • Opera “Snegurochka” for the first time in Estonia

    15.11.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    On 19 November Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Snegurochka” continues Estonian National Opera’s successful series of concert performances of operas, being 14th on the list. The opera will be conducted by the artistic director and chief conductor Vello Pähn. …

  • “The Sleeping Beauty” by Thomas Edur

    27.10.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    14 November will see the first night of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet „The Sleeping Beauty“ by the Estonian National Ballet. The Choreographer and Stage Director of the new redaction is Thomas Edur (based on Marius Petipa’s …

  • A new piano for the children of Sloviansk

    28.09.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    Estonian National Opera will hold a charity concert “Estonia for Ukraine” on October 20, in order to use the money raised from the donations to purchase a new Estonia Piano for the pupils of Sloviansk …

Opera House

The Jugend-classicistic theatre building designed by Finnish architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lönn was the largest building in the early 20th century Tallinn. One side of the two-wing building was intended for a theatre and the other for a concert hall. This is so also today. Between the magnificent flanks was a lower part which housed a restaurant (the White Hall) and a cloistered inner court which gave colour to the building. The theatre and concert building was inaugurated on 24 August 1913. Sculptor August Weizenberg donated to the new theatre two of his most stunning marble sculptures, “Koit” (Dawn) and “Hämarik” (Dusk) which decorated the Red Hall of the theatre.

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