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    Rinaldo

    Baroque opera by G.F. Händel
    Premiere on 18 September

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    Manon

    On Sept 11, 19 & 28
    guest soloist Michal Krčmář

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    Vana Tallinn Gala

    Opera gala on 25 September. Conductor Vello Pähn

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    La Bayadère

    New principal dancers!
    Denis Klimuk & Ekaterina Oleynik

News

  • Premiere of opera “Rinaldo” on 18 September

    15.09.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    September 18 will see the premiere of opera by Georg Friedrich Händel “Rinaldo” at the Estonian National Opera. Conductors of the production are Andres Mustonen and Risto Joost, stage director is William Relton, set designer …

  • The 109th season of the Estonian National Opera begins on 10 September

    05.08.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    The Estonian National Opera will launch its new season with a three-day festival taking place from September 5 through September 7 introducing the new productions of the season and treat the audience to theatre-related goods. …

  • Opera concerts in Tallinn Town Hall

    04.07.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    On July 15, 18, 22, 25 and 29 there will take place traditional summer opera concerts in the Tallinn Town Hall. Next to the soloists of the Estonian National Opera Kadri Kipper, Oliver Kuusik and …

  • Estonian National Opera had a successful season

    20.06.2014 / Rahvusooper Estonia

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    On 20 June, a performance of “L’elisir d’amore” ended the 108th season of the Estonian National Opera. During the season, a total of 194,000 people visited the jubilee festival of the Estonia theatre building; the …

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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