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    Händel’s most popular opera
    on December 9 and 22

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    Back on stage beginning from
    16 November

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    Guided Tour

    Pre-performance guided tours in English on Saturdays at 17.30

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    Stage Director Dmitri Bertman, Designer Ene-Liis Semper


  • Darrel Ang will conduct Bizet’s opera “Carmen”

    29.11.2016 / Stina Vürmer


    Singapore-born conductor has a long list of prestigious accomplishments. Darrell Ang’s triumph at the 50th Besançon International Young Conductors Competition (2007), where he took all three top awards – Grand Prize, Audience Prize and Orchestra …

  • New Year’s Eve ball – glamour of the 1930s

    14.11.2016 / Stina Vürmer


    The traditional New Year’s Eve ball will take place on the 31st of December at 19.30 in the Estonian National Opera. The atmosphere of this year’s ball is wrapped in the glamour and light-heartedness of …

  • Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena” for the first time in Estonia

    09.11.2016 / Ülla Veerg


    Concert performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s opera “Anna Bolena” will be performed for the first time in Estonia on November 12 at the Estonian National Opera. The conductor is Arvo Volmer, the roles will be sung …

  • All Souls’ Day concert with beautiful dance

    28.10.2016 / Ülla Veerg


    On November 2, 2016 in Tallinn St John’s Church will take place All Souls’ Day concert of Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Risto Joost, Chorus Master is Elmo Tiisvald. The highlight of …

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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