Since its premiere, “Don Pasquale” has delighted audiences worldwide. At the time when opera buffa was on the wane, with its stock characters drawing largely on Pantalone, Harlequin, Pierrot, etc Donizetti created a thoroughly comic situational comedy with psychologically differentiated, highly contradictory individuals packed with emotional vulnerability. Giorgio Bongiovanni’s exhilarating production shows how contemporary the characters still are and how immediate and touching the story remains.
The Tsar’s Bride
The opera shares some common features with the Italian romantic opera and Shakespearean drama. The music of the opera, its vocal side in particular, puts the opera above the conventional situational drama, accentuating its tragic nature which ensures the huge popularity of the opera.
The timeless opera classics La traviata has become one of the most beloved operas in the whole world. It is also one of the most frequently performed operas at the Estonian National Opera to which the audience has applauded in seven premieres within nearly a hundred years.
Three Jolly Fellows
This story will certainly melt the hearts of both children and their parents and it will never grow old because the best cure for everything is always true friendship, cleverness, and warm-hearted humour (not to mention Iceland moss tea).
Le nozze di Figaro
“Le nozze di Figaro” follows the Almaviva household through a single turbulent day as the Count’s page Cherubino fools around with the gardener’s daughter Barbarina, but adores the Countess, who loves the Count, who goes after Susanna, who is engaged to Figaro, who has promised to marry Doctor Bartolo’s wife Marcellina, who is old enough to be his mother… and all this on the eve of Figaro’s marriage!
The Girl of the Golden West
Puccini’s musical vision of the American West is vividly brought to life by one of the greatest operatic names of our time, José Cura – an Argentinean tenor, conductor, director, scenographer known for his intense and original interpretations of opera characters. Seen and Heard International heralds Cura as “A a polymath, a Leonardo da Vinci of our time.”
“Il trovatore” captures the heart of anyone who loves a good story, great melodies, fantastic voices and big choruses. The “Anvil Chorus,” Azucena’s “Stride la vampa” and Manrico’s stirring call to arms “Di quella pira” are just a few of the fabulous highlights that the opera offers.
Romeo and Juliet
In this famous love story, stage director Stephen Barlow focuses on the fate of two feuding families, integrating it into contemporary Paris society. Through the futile feud of Capuleti and Montecchi families, the the love of two young people is the ray of light spreading the message of everlasting love.