At the end of November and in the first half of December, several significant debuts of Latvian National Opera soloists are expected.
In the performance of Francesco Cilea's opera "Adriana Lecouvreur" on November 19, Raimonds Bramanis will sing the role of Maurizio for the first time. Tatjana Trenogina will portray the title role, while Irma Pavāre will perform as the Princess de Bouillon. "Adriana Lecouvreur" is an opera about love, jealousy and its consequences in the 18th century France, based on true events. Thanks to its outstanding music and the deeply moving story, this Italian opera is regularly staged by major arts and theatre institutions across the world.
In Giacomo Puccini's opera "Turandot" on December 2, the title role will be interpreted for the first time by Jūlija Vasiļjeva. Additionally, Artjoms Safronovs and Dainis Kalnačs will debut in the roles of Ping and Pong. James Lee will portray Calaf, Dana Bramane as Liu, and Edgars Ošleja as Timur in this performance. The staging of Puccini's final opera, "Turandot," experienced its premiere at the Latvian National Opera almost fifty years ago, on December 29, 1973. The splendid visual design by Edgars Vārdaunis takes the audience on a mythical journey to ancient China, while the beautiful music melts even the coldest of hearts.
In Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Aida" on December 10, Dana Bramane will debut in the title role, Jānis Apeinis will interpret Amonasro, and Laura Grecka will portray the High Priestess for the first time. "Aida" stands as one of the masterpieces of opera history. It narrates the tragic love between an Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian military commander and has seen countless interpretations across the world's opera stages for 150 years. The 1998 staging of "Aida" at the Latvian National Opera, featuring Ilmārs Blumbergs' set and costumes and directed by Māra Ķimele, has become a cornerstone of the Latvian National Opera's repertoire.