Hundred years of Estonian National Opera House

31. August 2013

Between the 6th and 20th of September the Estonian National Opera House celebrates its centenary with a festive programme of events.

Retaining its architectural monumentality in the contemporary city scape, the neoclassical theatre building designed by Finnish architects Armas Lindgren and Wivi Lönn was the largest building in the early 20th century Tallinn. The building has also played an important role in the history of the Republic of Estonia. 
The celebrations kick off on the 6th of September with the Historic Anniversary Gala ‘Once Upon a Time in a Hundred Years…’ that will dive into the building’s grand history, featuring Estonian National Opera soloists, choir, orchestra, boys’ choir and the Estonian National Ballet.
World premiere of ‘Butterfly’, dream-like opera, merging life, theatre and fairy tale by acclaimed Estonian composer Tõnu Kõrvits, will take to the stage on 13 September.  
The two-week programme includes concerts, exhibitions, open rehearsals, traditional music, ballet, cinema and a market, featuring many free events.  
Below is a list of 2014 premiere dates for the Estonian National Opera House
Ball im Savoy
15 January
The operetta by Pál Ábrahám reflects the hedonism, love and the swing of the 1930s.
13 March
The ballet by Gianluca Schiavoni tells a tragic story of betrayed love. 
The Long Christmas Dinner
12 April
Paul Hindemith’s opera portrays a family throughout a century. 
L'elisir D'amore
15 May
Gaetano Donizetti's 19th century Italian opera about the eccentricities of love.
For more information, visit the Estonian National Opera House website.