Latvia can be called the theatrical country, and not only due to the fact that we have a lot of professional fields with a really high level of scene art.
Latvian spectator - a knowledgeable, educated and delicate connoisseur of theater. Latvia is famous for it's cultural theatrical life for a very long time!
The Latvian National Opera with Richard Wagner featuring amongst its founding fathers is indisputably the main venue in the country.
The Russian Drama Theatre will offer a fascinating cultural experience to the Russian-speaking tourists. It is noteworthy that in many productions maestro Raimond Pauls performs his music himself. It was in the Russian Drama Theatre that the actress Maria Naumova – a winner of the Eurovision Song Contest – began her career and Peter Stein staged The Seagull starring Nika Plotnikova – known to the audience from her performance at the Novaya Volna (New Wave) festival in 2003.
This modern Latvian theatre offers exceptional dramatic performances, primarily in the Latvian language, though occasionally in Russian as well. The second theatre offers a variety of exceptional amateur productions that appear anything that amateur, from belly dancing to flamenco and beyond.