"The Birds' Opera" returns to the repertoire on January 11, 2024
'The Birds' Opera' by composer Jānis Lūsēns and librettist Māra Zālīte will once again return to the repertoire of the Latvian National Opera from January 11th. The music director and conductor of the production is Andris Veismanis. The production of 'The Birds' Opera' was created by the stage director Baņuta Rubesa, choreographer Elita Bukovska, set designer Ieva Jurjāne, costume designer Kristīne Jurjāne, and lighting designer Paul Matthews.
The premiere of 'The Birds' Opera' took place in year 2000, and so far, it has been performed more than 150 times, undergoing several revivals, becoming one of Latvia's all-time favorite shows for children.
The kindhearted Doctor Doolittle and his friends are always ready to help someone in need. The colourful birds and resourceful animals always stand strong: they solve the mysterious disappearance of a canary, are quick to put out a fire and even put on a fantastic opera! A long-awaited event for our littlest audience members, one of the most popular shows returns to the stage to delight with the music of Jānis Lūsēns and lyrics by Māra Zālīte, and to remind us of the value of friendship and music.
Latvian National Opera chorus artists and soloists Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča, Dana Bramane, Brigita Čirkše, Ilona Bagele, Dace Bērziņa, Laura Grecka, Gundega Ādamsone, Raimonds Bramanis, Andris Ludvigs, Dainis Kalnačs, Juris Ādamsons, Rihards Millers, Andris Lapiņš, Andris Kipļuks, Krišjānis Norvelis, Rihards Mačanovskis, Kārlis Saržants, Kalvis Kalniņš, Armands Siliņš-Bergmanis, Viesturs Vītols, and guest artist Atis Ieviņš, and others will take on the roles of birds, animals, and humans.
The following performances of 'The Birds' Opera' this season will take place on January 13th, February 3rd, and March 16th.
Tickets available for purchase at the Latvian National Opera box office and online.