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    The Bird Seller

    Premiere on May 26
    Stage Director Marko Matvere

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    L’elisir d’amore

    Touching love story and hilarious comedy!

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    Large number of “hit” arias!
    On June 10th

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    One of the most moving pieces in the classical ballet repertoire!


  • „The Bird Seller“ by Estonian director Marko Matvere

    24.05.2017 / Stina Vürmer


    Carl Zeller’s most popular operetta, „The Bird Seller” (Der Vogelhändler) will premiere at the Estonian National Opera on May 26. It is a bucolic comedy set in the 18th-century Bavaria which humorously mocks the time’s …

  • International Dance Day Gala on 29 April

    17.04.2017 / Ülla Veerg


    The traditional International Dance Day Gala on 29 April presents Filipa de Castro and Carlos Pinillos from the National Ballet of Portugal, the best dancers of the Estonian National Ballet and Vanemuine Theatre. The gala …

  • “Giselle” to be on stage again from 7 April

    31.03.2017 / Ülla Veerg


    Ballet by Adolphe Adam “Giselle” will premiere at the Estonian National Opera on April 7. Since its premiere in 1841, “Giselle” has inspired generations of choreographers and has become the epitome of romantic ballet. It …

  • Opera “Cardillac” will be replaced with opera “Le nozze di Figaro” on 22 and 24 March

    17.03.2017 / Ülla Veerg


    Due to the illness of a main soloist, the performance of opera “Cardillac” on 22 and 24 March will be replaced with opera “Le nozze di Figaro”. The tickets will be valid for “Le nozze …

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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