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  • Tallink becomes a major supporter of Estonian culture

    19.03.2019 / Alisson Kruusmaa

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    Tallink Grupp today announced signing cooperation agreements with the Estonian National Opera and Vanemuine Theatre for three seasons, thus becoming the main sponsor of both cultural organisations. It is reportedly the very first time in …

  • Premiere of „Romeo and Juliet“ by Sergey Prokofiev

    18.03.2019 / Alisson Kruusmaa

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    On March 29, timeless ballet „Romeo and Juliet“ by Sergey Prokofiev will have its premiere. The story of “Romeo and Juliet” is the greatest tragic love story of all time. Shakespeare’s heartrending masterpiece is set …

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New Year’s Eve Ball – the Waltz King Strauss

On New Year’s Eve, the Estonian National Opera invites everyone to enjoy the dazzling moments provided by the music of Johann Strauss the younger! Come and dance to the music of the Waltz King performed by the orchestra of the Estonian National Opera, enjoy the witty gala performance and the festive atmosphere of the New Year’s Eve. The party is spiced up by DJ Katrin Pärn and the ensemble Swingers, featuring Tanja Mihhailova, Mikk Saar and Birgit. The Theatre Hall, Concert Hall, Winter Garden, White Hall and Café Colombina are all yours!

190 years ago, on October 25, 1885, one of the most famous waltz masters was born. He brought the waltz from the minuteness of dance floors into the ampleness of concert halls. It was not in vain that he was given the title “Waltz King” within his lifetime already. He has written over five hundred waltzes and most of them are popular also today, the most famous being “The Blue Danube“ (1867). And who would not know his beloved operettas “Die Fledermaus” (1874), “Eine Nacht in Venedig” (1883) and “Der Zigeunerbaron” (1885)?

Estonian National Opera and Estonian National Ballet soloists, chorus and orchestra.
Hosts of the evening Kadri Kipper and Priit Volmer.

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