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    The Flying Dutchman

    Premiere on 22 September
    Stage Director Pamela Recinella

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    The Goblin

    Opening performance of the 2016/2017 season on 9 September

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    Die Zirkusprinzessin

    Back on stage
    on 14, 17 and 30 September

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    Fiddler on the Roof

    Extra performances
    on 13-31 August!


  • Opera house is on summer holidays!

    28.06.2016 / Stina Vürmer


    Estonian National Opera is on summer holidays until August 12. The opera box office is closed from June 22 until July 17. You are welcome to book Your tickets by phone from Monday to Friday …

  • Burning dances in the attic

    15.05.2016 / Rahvusooper Estonia


    This summer, Estonian National Ballet gives its dancers an opportunity to discover a choreographer behind the dancer-profile. On June 8 and/or 10 Eve Andre-Tuga, Yevgeni Grib, Chiara Annunziato, Mary Puart, Zachary Rogers, Bruno Micchiardi, Daniel …

  • New “Swan Lake” by the Estonian National Ballet

    14.04.2016 / Rahvusooper Estonia


    The 15 of April will see the premiere of ballet “Swan Lake”, brought on stage by Thomas Edur. The designer is Thomas Mika and the first performance will be conducted by Vello Pähn. As one …

  • Moscow’s Helikon-Opera is coming to Tallinn

    07.04.2016 / Stina Vürmer


    Estonian National Opera will continue exchanging stages with its neighbouring countries. This autumn Helikon-Opera from Moscow will give an Opera Gala on October 14 and on October 13 and 15 Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride” staged …

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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