Three recordings of the opera and ballet performances – opera “Manon Lescaut”, ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” and opera “Carmen” – online.
Recordings will be available online at different time:
MANON LESCAUT – 05.02.2021.-28.02.2021.
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY – 12.02.2021.-28.02.2021.
CARMEN – 19.02.2021.-28.02.2021.
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Each recording may be purchased separately.
Opera ir four acts by GIACOMO PUCCINI
Audiences will be offered a chance to view a recording of the premiere from 26 november 2015.
Music Director and Conductor MĀRTIŅŠ OZOLIŅŠ
Stage Director INĀRA SLUCKA
Set Designer MĀRTIŅŠ VILKĀRSIS
Costume māksliniece KEITA
Video Artist KATRĪNA NEIBURGA
Dramaturge MIKUS ČEŽE
Lighting Designer IGORS KAPUSTINS
Choreographer ELITA BUKOVSKA
In their time, his friends had tried to dissuade Giacomo Puccini from idea to write an opera about the tragedy of wayward beauty Manon Lescaut as the story of Abbé Prévost had have already inspired an opera by composer Julles Massenet. However, Puccini dismissed all objections: “Manon is a heroine I believe in and therefore she cannot fail to win the hearts of the public. Why shouldn’t there be two operas about Manon? A woman like Manon can have more than one lover. He added, Massenet feels it as a Frenchman, with powder and minuets. I shall feel it as an Italian, with a desperate passion. Manon Lescaut was his third opera and his first striking success.”
“Manon Lescaut” is about the clash of two equally powerful, yet opposing forces: the material world versus that of the immaterial. The opera’s heroes are given the gift of choice, but once they’ve made their decisions, there’s no going back. Manon’s destiny is marked by the meeting of two worlds at a crossroads, along with the inability to choose between love and stability – which leads to catastrophic results for Manon herself, as well as her lover, des Grieux.
Manon Lescaut – ASMIK GRIGORIAN, Chevalier des Grieux – SERGEY POLYAKOV, Lescaut – JĀNIS APEINIS, Geronte de Ravoir – KRIŠJĀNIS NORVELIS, Edmondo – RAIMONDS BRAMANIS
LNO Choir, Orchestra and Extras
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
Ballet by PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY in three acts after the fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
Audiences will be offered a chance to view a recording from 5 November 2020.
Choreography motives by MARIUS PETIPA
Production by AIVARS LEIMANIS
Conductor FARHADS STADE
Set and Costume Designer INĀRA GAUJA
Lighting Designer KĀRLIS KAUPUŽS
Make-up Designer ELITA KLĀRA
For his ballet about the story of the beautiful sleeping princess and the brave prince who wakes her up with a kiss, Tchaikovsky composed some of his most beautiful music. The magnificent stage design of the production takes the audience to the wonderland of fairies, beauties, and beasts.
Princess Aurora – SABĪNE STROKŠA, Prince Desire – SERGEJS NEIKŠINS, Princess Florine – JUKA MIJAKE-SOKOLOVA, The Blue Bird – VIKTORS SEIKO, The Lilac Fairy – ALISE PRUDĀNE, The Evil Fairy Carabosse – IEVA RĀCENE, Diamond – ANNIJA KOPŠTĀLE, Master of the Ceremonies – ANTONTS FREIMANS.
LNO Orchestra and Ballet
Performance was recorded with the support of the State Culture Capital Foundation.
Opera ir four acts by GEORGES BIZET
Audiences will be offered a chance to view a recording of the premiere from 2 March 2017.
Musical Director and Conductor JĀNIS LIEPIŅŠ
Stage Director MARIE-EVE SIGNEYROLE
Set Designer FABIEN TEIGNE
Costume Designer YASHI
Lighting Designer PHILIPPE BERTHOME
Choreographer GUNTIS SPRIDZĀNS
Video Artist ARTIS DZĒRVE
At the same time celebrated and hated by her own sex, desired and punished by the opposite one, Carmen upsets. The hatred she causes comes from the desire she arises... Stage Director Marie-Eve Signeyrole explains on her debut at the Latvian National Opera: “We chose to place Carmen’s action in a suburb, in the outskirts of a big city: the children who play outside and provoke the police, drug dealers settling scores, street artists and dancers trying to expressing themselves… A small scale and violent world marked by the extreme hardness of human relationships. We needed a place where sensuality, desire and freedom are forbidden by the social context. Carmen’s body has to be in itself a counterpoint to the concrete body of the buildings. A kind of new feminism related to the populations of the suburbs; an assumed femininity that plays with the rules established by men.”
Carmen – RAMONA ZAHARIA, Don José – DMITRY GOLOVNIN, Escamillo – JĀNIS APEINIS, Micaëla – LAURA TEIVĀNE, Frasquita – INGA ŠĻUBOVSKA-KANCĒVIČA, Dancaïre – KALVIS KALNIŅŠ, Remendado – MIHAILS ČUĻPAJEVS, Zuniga – KRIŠJĀNIS NORVELIS, Moralès – RIHARDS MILLERS
LNO orchestra and choir
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