Sigulda Opera Music Festival - 7th and 8th of August 2010
Sigulda Opera Music Festival has been held on open-air stage in Sigulda Medieval Castle Ruins every summer since 1993.
On the 7th and 8th of August, the estrade at Sigulda Castle will host the 19th International Sigulda Opera Festival.
On 7th August at 5pm, a gala concert will take place featuring Latvian soprano Kristīne Opolais, tenor Phillipe Do, tenor Juhan Tralla, soprano Dināra Rudāne, Bolshoi Theatre soloist Dainius Stumbras, Latvian National Opera soloist bass Krišjānis Norvelis and others, along with the Latvian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra.
On 8th August at 3pm, the castle's stage will host the concert Mūzikli, kuri saviļņo", featuring performances by singers Dita Lūriņa, Juris Vizbulis, Mārcis Maņjakovs, Ilze Kozlovska, Solvita Moss and Mārtiņš Egliens, and music from the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra.
On 8th August, a crafts market will also be open in the gardens of the New Castle, while visitors will also be treated to musical cafes, the Sigulda Youth Chamber Orchestra, and the Sigulda Big Band, as well as public demonstrations of medieval iron craftsmanship. This year will also see the return of the traditional and much-loved open-air opera performances.
On 8th August at 9pm, a performance will be given of Giacomo Puccini's opera Cho-cho-sana (Madame Butterfly). This will be a unique opportunity to see and hear the work of gifted Russian director Juri Aleksandrov, six-time Golden Mask award winner.
Date: August, 2010