Half a century ago, a musical that became one of the most popular pieces on Broadway was born. It ran there for more than 3000 nights. Fiddler on the Roof” was first staged at the Estonian National Opera in 1989 by Georg Malvius, earning the title “Theatrical event of the year”. At a time when Estonia was regaining its independence from the Soviet Union, the story of a small Jewish village suffering from the oppression of great powers and fighting for its existence was of great significance.
The 9 Tony Awards winning musical is filled to the brim with classic melodies, such as “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “Sunrise Sunset”, etc. These melodies were made popular by Jüri Krjukov, Peeter Oja, Helgi Sallo and Katrin Karisma – the first Tevyes and Golde’s of the 1989 production.
Performed in Estonian, subtitles in Estonian and English