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It’s not a video game. It’s not a virtual simulation. It’s not a fantasy. This room is real! As a part of a small team, you are locked in an isolated room. Your Goal is to get out of there in 60 minutes. Escaping involves solving puzzles, finding secret caches and using items acquired in the room. Don’t despair if you don’t get out on your first try. You can always come back and try again! After all, this is a game! Some of the puzzles require at least two people to solve, so the minimum number of participants is two. The maximum is four. Please note that the game has age restrictions: minimum age is 12. Children from 12 to 15 years old can only participate with adult supervision.
Latvian National Opera
The origins of opera traditions in Latvia may be traced back to the eighteenth century, when the first musical productions were staged in the Duchy of Courland and the first traveling opera troupes appeared in Riga. The city’s German Theater, which offered dramatic theater, opera, and ballet productions, was opened in 1782.
The official history of Latvian opera began in 1912, when the Latviešu Opera was established in Riga by Pāvuls Jurjāns. During the First World War, the singers evacuated to Russia. But in 1918, the company returned to Riga as the Latvju Opera, under the direction of Professor Jāzeps Vītols, the founder and long-time rector of the Latvian Academy of Music. On January 23, 1919, the Latvian National Opera staged its debut performance: Richard Wagner’s opera The Flying Dutchman.
The LNO Opera Company today is a repertoire theatre which performs opera and ballet in a season that runs from September to the end of May. In the course of a season, the LNO will perform approx 200 performances. In a year, generally six new productions will be made, shared across both opera and ballets.
The Principal Set Designer is Andris Freibergs, and the Principal Costume Designer is Kristīne Pasternaka. The opera soloists work together with their vocal coaches Anita Garanča and Margarita Gruzdeva and rehearsal pianists Mārtiņš Zilberts, Ilze Grīnberga, Laila Holberga, Ilze Ozoliņa, and Elizabete Šīrante.
The Principal Chorus Master since 2006 is Aigars Meri. He works together with Choir Supervisor Andris Pujāts and Choir Rehearsal Pianist Ieva Šmite-Misiņa. The LNO Choir Patron is Latvijas Dzelzceļš.
Aspazijas bulv. 3, Riga, LV-1050
LNO Box Office
The Riga Zoo is open for visitors all year round.
Each season of the year in the zoo is different, but they all are interesting in their own way:
Spring is the time when love is in the air: this can be felt in the songs that birds and animals are singing for each other;
Summer is the time when most animal babies are born;
In autumn the newest generation of animals are learning the ways of life;
In winter the visitors can peacefully explore the indoor exhibits and attend the “Tropical month” events in February.
Currently the area of the Riga Zoo is about 20 hectares and the zoo houses around 3000 animals (excluding insects and other invertebrates) of 405 species.
When planning a visit to the zoo, keep in mind that:
Animals are most active in the fist part of the day;
During the summer (June, July, August) from 11.30 to 14.15 the visitors have an opportunity to see animal feeding shows;
Seeing all the exhibits in a leisurely manner might take no less than 3-4 hours;
In the territory of the zoo there is a paid parking lot, several cafes and kiosks (during the winter period cafes and kiosks may be closed), as well as nice places for picnic;
Bicycles can be left at special racks by the zoo entrance;
Dogs are not allowed at the zoo; bicycles, roller skates, etc. may not be brought into the zoo; and you mustn’t feed animals with the food that you have brought with you.
The zoo is changing all the time. New animal houses are being built; animal collection is changing and the choice of educational programmes (lectures, excursions and classes) offered at the zoo is expanding. Therefore, if you haven’t been to the zoo for a year, many surprises await you.
(N 57° 00’333”, E 24° 09’438”)
Adress: Meža prospekts 1, LV-1014, Rīga, Latvia
Phone: +371- 67518409
Fax: +371- 67540011
Riga by Wooden Canal Boats
1 hour rent starting from EUR 150 per max 12 persons
During the trip you will see the Monument of Freedom, the Latvian National Opera House and at the square with it’s fountain sculpture, Latvian University building, the Central Market, Central Station, Kronvalda Park and Freeport building, the Latvian National Theatre, when the ship will float into the River Daugava you are greeted by all bridges in Riga : Shroud, Railroad, Rock and South as well as the Presidential Palace, Andrejsala, Passenger Port and City yacht club.
Canal boat Juwel has a capacity of up to 12 persons !
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Shopping in Riga
Receptions, Presentations, Press Meetings
New Year Celebrations
Out of house caterings starting from coffee breaks and finger food until Gala dinner