Synonym with the words Riga and culture is the highly-esteemed Latvian National Opera also called as Latvian White House – that`s how Latvians call the Latvian National Opera which is located in Aspazijas Boulevard, next to a wonderful Riga channel. Opera is operating more than 90 years and it have brought many famous artists. Opera is important piece of Riga culture. Read more.
Riga culture life is not imaginable without theatres.Riga has several theatres. The first Latvian theatre performance in Riga (on June 2, 1868) was a local adaptation of a play called Jeppe of the Mountain by the Danish author Ludvig Holberg staged under the title of Bērtulis, the Drunkard. After World War II, the Latvian theatre as the rest of Latvian culture was subjected to ideological pressures from the Soviet authorities and forced to resort to Aesop’s language. Theatres in Riga have well thought-out repertoire and a talented group of actors. Theatre performance still is a celebration for latvians, and any culture-respecting latvian citizen attend theater performances at least once a year, and popular actors are their favourite heroes.
Want to see the history of Latvian culture? Riga offers a big number of museums letting you choose the right museums for you. See what Riga was like in Soviet times visiting the Latvian Occupation museum or see how latvians lived many years ago in Latvian Ethnographic Museum. Read more.