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Dear friends of the theatre,

The website of the LNOBT is currently being renewed, therefore, only this current new ticket sales system is functioning. In it you may get acquainted with the repertoire of the 2018-2019 season, discover some basic information about our productions and purchase tickets online.

The renewal of LNOBT’s website shall be in progress throughout summertime. When we get back from our holidays in autumn, we hope to be able to greet you with a beautiful, convenient and informative new website.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Hopefully, a summer without opera and ballet news will not be too gloomy, and autumn will bring the joy of discovering the new www.opera.lt.

See you at the new website of the LNOBT!  

15 Nov 3 more
days

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 15th & 17th | March 21st & 23rd 2019

I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI

OPERA

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 15th & 17th | March 21st & 23rd 2019

an opera in 2 acts sung in Italian
Libretto by Felice Romani

Music Director and Conductor Sesto Quatrini (Italy)
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas 
Director Vincent Boussard (France)
Set Designer Vincent Lemaire (Belgium)
Costumes by Christian Lacroix, Vincent Boussard (France)
Lighting Designer Guido Levi (Italy)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 9 June, 2017
Running time: 3.30 hrs.
 
The premiere of I Capuleti e i Montecchi was unveiled in 1830 in Venice, the famous La Fenice theatre, and was met with universal acclaim. It turned into the most famous work about Romeo and Juliet in the bel canto epoch, lyrically retelling the love story and masterfully developing it up to the tragic finale. In Vilnius, we are witnessing the first, original version of Bellini’s opera, performed without any omissions.
16 Nov 1 more
day

THE SWAN LAKE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 16th | March 22nd 2019

THE SWAN LAKE

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 16th | March 22nd 2019

a ballet in 2 acts

Choreographers Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
New Edition by Konstantin Sergeyev
Consulting Choreographers Liubov Kunakova, Ninella Kurgapkina, Liudmila Kovaliova, Henrieta Melnikova
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Designer Viačeslav Okunev (Russia)

Premiere: 31 December, 2004
Running time: 2.50 hrs.

“Ballet is also a symphony”, – claimed P. Tchaikovsky, who brought this genre closer to opera and symphony. In the beginning, however, such new point of view caused problems during the first production in Moscow: the performers, choreographer and even conductor thought that the material was completely unsuitable for dancing! "Swan Lake" was saved by choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov – the production presented in 1895 in Saint Petersburg was a triumph and remains up until today as one of the most popular examples of a classical romantic Russian ballet. Hardly a ballet company exists whose repertoire does not include a production of "Swan Lake". Rarely does a ballerina not dream of dancing the stunning swan Odette / Odile.
18 Nov 3 more
days

ZUIKIS PUIKIS

LNOBT - Kamerinė salė
November 18th | March 24th 2019 | April 7th & 28th 2019

ZUIKIS PUIKIS

opera for children

LNOBT - Kamerinė salė

November 18th | March 24th 2019 | April 7th & 28th 2019

“One hundred bunnies gathered together, the green forest swayed and sloped, having spoken, having bargained, the school was proudly opened!“ Zuikis Puikis is a joyful and educational story dedicated to our youngest theatregoers. 3-7 year old children have a possibility to play, sing and learn at the school of bunnies together with the characters of the opera. Participating in the performance are young soloists, actors, dancers and chorus soloists of LNOBT’s Opera Studio for Children.
21 Nov

CORNET

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
Wednesday, 21/11/2018 18:30 

CORNET

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

Wednesday, 21/11/2018 18:30 

an opera in 2 acts, sung in Lithuanian, German, French and Italian

Libretto by Onutė Narbutaitė after Rainer Maria Rilke's poem "The Song of the Life and Death of the Cornet Christoph Rilke"

Composition and Libretto Onutė Narbutaitė
Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Conductor Julius Geniušas
Director Gintaras Varnas
Set Designer Medilė Šiaulytytė
Costume and Make-Up Designer Juozas Statkevičius
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas
Video Designer Rimas Sakalauskas
Choreographer Elita Bukovska (Latvia)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premjera 2014 m. vasario 21 d. | Premiere: 21 February, 2014
Trukmė 2.30 val. | Running time: 2.30 hrs

In the 21st century, this opera-improvisation is speaking of the universality of the story, as if trying to state that human yearning – for love or transcendence – always remains the same, no matter the circumstances. In the libretto one can find fragments from Rilke’s works of literature and letters, there are also bits from Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke. This reading of the Cornet’s story is further embellished by quotes takes from the writings of other authors, such as Homer, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Charles Baudelaire, Oscar Milosz, Georg Trakl, Paul Celan, Jacques Prévert and Oskar Kokoschka. Through such use of quotes new subtexts and associations are born, introducing associative documentary aspects that accompany the literary prototype, and Cornet Christoph Rilke, wandering on the roads of war and tormented by painful yearning, turns into a generalized image of a Poet that connects all lands and times. R. M. Rilke’s poetic storyline is reflected in the opera, however, it serves more as a pretext, starting point and inspiration to a personal vision.
Composer Onutė Narbutaitė
22 Nov 5 more
days

LE CORSAIRE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 22nd & 23rd | December 19th & 20th | February 8th & 9th 2019

LE CORSAIRE

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 22nd & 23rd | December 19th & 20th | February 8th & 9th 2019

a ballet in 3 acts

Choreographer Manuel Legris (France)
Music Director and Conductor Valerij Ovsianikov (Russia)
Set and Costume Designer Luisa Spinatelli (Italy)
Lighting Designer Marin Hewett

Premiere: 27 April, 2018
Running time: 3 hrs.

Le Corsaire
 is a ballet for those members of the audience who are seeking miracles whenever they visit a theatre... If, once the curtain rises, you are overcome with an urge to applaud the sunny market square on the stage, if piles of beautiful fake pears and peaches delight your eyes and water your mouth, if you‘re moved by the rivetingly naïve body language of pashas-eunuchs-slaves-pirates, if you’re fascinated by their glamorous costumes, and if a shipwreck on the stage makes you more worried than hearing about one in real life on TV news – then this ballet is most certainly for you.

 

24 Nov 1 more
day

LA TRAVIATA

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 24th | December 30th

LA TRAVIATA

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 24th | December 30th

an opera in 2 parts, sung in Italian

Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, after Alexandre Dumas fils drama "The Lady of the Camellias" 

Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Director, Choreographer Chen Shi-Zheng (USA / China)
Set Designer Walt Spangler (USA)
Costume Designer Elisabeth Caitlin Ward (USA)
Lighting Designer Scott Zielinski (USA)
Video Designer Leigh Haas (Germany / United Kingdom)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 8 May, 2009
Running time: 2.30 hrs.

"La traviata" is a very important work in the context of opera in Lithuania: on 31 December 1920 it was chosen as the first production to be performed by the Opera and Drama Vaidykla (currently Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre). The tradition of performing Verdi’s masterpiece on New Year’s Eve remained for many years, and La traviata is currently the most performed opera on the stage of the LNOBT.
25 Nov 1 more
day

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 25th | March 10th 2019

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

ballet for children

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 25th | March 10th 2019

a ballet in 3 acts for children

Choreographer Witold Borkowski (Lenkija | Poland),
Revival choreographer Jurijus Smoriginas
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys
Designer Giedrė Riškutė

Premiere: 13 May, 1972
Revival: 30 June, 1988

Running time: 2.10 hrs.

The story of Snow White, who was saved from the evil charms of her stepmother by the seven dwarfs, is a very well known story which is loved by children throughout the world. Just as all other fairy tales, it has a happy ending – Snow White meets and marries her Prince, and they live happily ever after.

28 Nov 1 more
day

MANON

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 28th & 30th

MANON

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 28th & 30th

an opera in 5 acts, sung in French
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Philippe Gille after a novel by Abbé Prévost L'histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut

Music Director and Conductor Cyril Diederich (France)
Conductor Julius Geniušas 
Director, Costume Designer Vincent Boussard (France)
Set Designer Vincent Lemaire (Belgium)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Co-production between the LNOBT, San Francisco Opera and the Israeli Opera

Premiere: 18 September, 2015
Running time: 3.50 hrs.

Along with Gounod’s Faust and Bizet’s Carmen, Jules Massenet’s Manon is one of the most famous and beloved French operas. At the LNOBT the premiere of Manon was presented on 18 September, 2015. The production immediately attracted everyone’s attention and was greeted with very positive reviews from both the audience and the critics. The main criterion for choosing creative team for Manon was its relation to the French operatic tradition. Thus, on the stage one can see the authentic chatter from the streets of Paris and the spellbinding charm of La Belle Époque.  

29 Nov 11 more
days

THE NUTCRACKER

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
November 29th | December 1st, 6th, 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th & 29th | January 3rd, 5th & 6th 2019

THE NUTCRACKER

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

November 29th | December 1st, 6th, 9th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 28th & 29th | January 3rd, 5th & 6th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts
Libretto by Marius Petipa after E. T. A. Hoffmann‘s fairytale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Krzysztofo Pastoro redakcija | Krzysztof Pastor‘s edition

Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor
Music Director and Conductor Martynas Staškus
Conductor Modestas Barkauskas 
Designer Viačeslav Okunev (Rusija | Russia)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 21 November, 2014
Running time: 2.30 hrs.

“The majestic fir tree in the middle of the room was decorated with golden and silver apples, sugared almonds and colourful candies were blossoming as if they were flowers, and just look at all those other wonderful sweet! And yet, the most beautiful image was created by the hundreds of little candles, beaming through the darkness of the branches…” This is how The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, written by the German romantic writer Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, begins. It inspired Piotr Tchaikovsky to create an incredibly beautiful music for ballet that manages to charm both children and their parents. Even today, around Christmas time a real The Nutcracker fever is always shaking up theatres all over the world!
2 Dec 2 more
days

FIVE MIRACLES OF MARY

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
December 2nd | January 27th 2019 | April 14th 2019

FIVE MIRACLES OF MARY

opera for children

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

December 2nd | January 27th 2019 | April 14th 2019

an opera in 2 acts for children
Libretto by Ramutė Skučaitė

Composer Raminta Šerkšnytė
Music Director and Conductor Julius Geniušas
Conductor Modestas Barkauskas 
Director Kęstutis Jakštas
Set Designer Gintaras Makarevičius
Costume Designer Julija Skuratova
Lighting Designer Audrius Jankauskas
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 4 March, 2017
Running time: 2.10 hrs.

It is a vivacious opera for the entire family about the mysterious nanny Mary Poppins, who has some magical abilities. The production tells a story about miracles (the big and small moments of our fleeting lives) to the younger audience, and does that in a simple and engrossing manner. The libretto of this Lithuanian opera was written by poetess Ramutė Skučaitė. She based her text on the stories by Pamela Travers and offered her own perception of Mary Poppins.
5 Dec 2 more
days

WIENER BLUT

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
December 5th & 15th | January 4th 2019

WIENER BLUT

operetta

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

December 5th & 15th | January 4th 2019

operetta in 3 acts, sung in Lithuanian

Libretto by Victor Leon and Leo Stein
Lithuanian text by Antanas Gailius and Eduardas Astramskas

Conductor Julius Geniušas
Director and Choreographer Monika Wiesler (Austria)
Designer Eldor Renter (Estonia)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 7 February, 1998
Running time: 3.10 hrs.

Wiener Blut is Johann Strauss’ third operetta (after Die Fledermaus and Der Zigeunerbaron) that immediately conquered the world. Written to a humorous and mirthful libretto, full of amusing intrigues, this music displays a string of uplifting motives that are sung, hummed and whistled around the world to the rhythm of waltz.

7 Dec 4 more
days

DIE FLEDERMAUS

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
December 7th, 8th, 21st & 27th | January 2nd 2019

DIE FLEDERMAUS

operetta

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

December 7th, 8th, 21st & 27th | January 2nd 2019

an operetta in 2 acts, sung in Lithuanian

Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée after Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy vaudeville Le réveillon
Libretto translated into Lithuanian by Vlada Mikštaitė and Antanas Gailius

Music Director and Conductor Martynas Staškus
Conductor Julius Geniušas
Director Gediminas Šeduikis
Set and Lighting Designer Andu Dumitrescu (Romania)
Costume Designer Agnė Kuzmickaitė
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas
Choreographer Edita Stundytė
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 31 December, 2012
Running time: 3 hrs.

While Strauss was still alive, Die Fledermaus made its way into the repertoires of 200 different theatres and even today it is the most often produced operetta in the world. What were the reasons behind the popularity of this most Viennese operetta? Mistaken identities, flirtatious moments at the ball, elegant lightness of being and charming confusion, as well as spellbinding melodies – even the most sophisticated appreciators of opera claim that Die Fledermaus is indeed a perfect work of art!

 

12 Dec 1 more
day

IDOMENEO

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
December 12th & 14th

IDOMENEO

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

December 12th & 14th

an opera in 3 acts, sung in Italian

Music Director and Conductor Johannes Wildner (Austria)
Director Graham Vick (United Kingdom)
Set and Costume Designer Paul Brown (United Kingdom)
Lighting Designer Giuseppe di Iorio (Italy)
Choreographer Ron Howell (United Kingdom)

Co-production between the LNOBT and the Göteborg Opera

Premiere: 31 May, 2018

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was overjoyed when Kurfürst of Bavaria and Pfalz commissioned him to write an opera for the palace carnival in Munich. Written in a few weeks, the new work Idomeneo, re di Creta was performed in January 1781 and proved to be massively successful. It was Mozart’s first mature opera, which was never produced again while the composer was still alive.

On the stage of the LNOBT Idomeneo was introduced by British director Graham Vick, known for his productions that offer radical interpretations of classical works. According to the director himself, this work is not intended for experts of Mozart – this epic breakthrough piece by the genius composer should mostly appeal to younger audience, which didn’t spend much time appreciating the genre of opera.
13 Dec 3 more
days

LA PIAF

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
December 13th | February 1st & 6th 2019 | March 29th 2019

LA PIAF

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

December 13th | February 1st & 6th 2019 | March 29th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts, after the music of Édith Piaf, Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, etc.
Music performed on tape

Choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti (Italy)
Set and Lighting Designer Carlo Cerri (Italy)
Associate Lighting Designer Massimo Consoli (Italy)
Costume Designers Ugnė Tamuliūnaitė, Mauro Bigonzetti (Italy)
Assistant to the Choreographer Macha Daudel (France)

Premiere: 21 April, 2017
Running time: 2 hrs.

The song "Non, je ne regrette rien" took the world by storm, and "No, I don't regret anything" was the life motto of its performer legendary Édith Piaf. This petite, fragile woman possessed a powerful voice, with which she told stories of love, loss, passion and the Parisian life. The exceptionally emotional singer, the unrivalled legend of the chanson genre, was often called the sparrow of Paris, and to the French she remains as the national pride and treasure of their country.


31 Dec

THE SWAN LAKE (NEW YEAR EVENT)

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
Monday, 31/12/2018 19:00 

THE SWAN LAKE (NEW YEAR EVENT)

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

Monday, 31/12/2018 19:00 

9 Jan 2019 1 more
day

CARMEN

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 9th & 10th 2019

CARMEN

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 9th & 10th 2019

an opera in 2 parts, sung in French

Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, after Prosper Mérimée's novella

Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Director Arnaud Bernard (France)
Set Designer Alessandro Camera (Italy)
Costume Designer Maria Carla Ricotti (Italy)
Choreographer Gianni Santucci (Italy)
Lighting Designer Vinicio Cheli (Italy)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 20 November, 2009
Running time: 3.15 hrs.

Carmen is the most frequently staged opera in the world: ever since it premiered 140 years ago at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, it has remained unsurpassed by any other operatic work when it comes to the number of productions. The intriguing story of a gypsy from Spain, who bravely chooses death in the name of liberty and love, is one of the most impressive contemporary myths dealing with the mysterious nature of a Woman.

11 Jan 2019 3 more
days

ROMEO AND JULIET

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 11th & 12th 2019 | March 15th & 16th 2019

ROMEO AND JULIET

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 11th & 12th 2019 | March 15th & 16th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts

Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (Poland)
Music Director and Conductor Modestas Pitrėnas
Set and Costume Designer Tatyana van Walsum (United Kingdom)
Video and Lighting Designer Wijnand van der Horst (The Netherlands)

Premiere: 10 October, 2016
Running time: 2.10 hrs. 

Sergei Prokofiev created ballet Romeo and Juliet in 1935-1936 – at that time he regretted his return from West to Russia and tried to get back, however, the Iron Curtain prevented him from doing so. The new impressive ballet was shunned by Russian theatres and saw daylight only in 1938 in Brno, Czechoslovakia. In Lithuania its premiere was unveiled in 1977. The production created in 1993 by Vladimir Vasiliev turned into a staple of Lithuanian ballet. The new interpretation of the eternal love story was offered by LNOBT's artistic director of ballet Krzysztof Pastor.    

17 Jan 2019 5 more
days

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 17th, 19th & 22nd 2019 | March 28th & 30th 2019 | April 2nd 2019

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 17th, 19th & 22nd 2019 | March 28th & 30th 2019 | April 2nd 2019

an opera in 3 acts, sung in Italian

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after David Belasco‘s play Madame Butterfly, written after John Luter Long‘s short story, based upon Pierre Loti‘s novel Madame Chrysanthème

Music Director David Parry (United Kingdom)
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Director Anthony Minghella (United Kingdom)
Associate Director and Choreographer Carolyn Choa (United Kingdom)
Set Designer Michael Levine (Canada)
Costume Designer Han Feng (China)
Lighting Designer Peter Mumford (United Kingdom)
Puppets created by the Blind Summit Theatre (United Kingdom)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Co-production between the LNOBT, English National Opera and the Metropolitan Opera

Premiere: 23 March, 2006
Running time: 3.30 hrs.

“The first thing to say about English National Opera's new Puccini production is that it is stunningly pretty. The second thing to say is that, well, it is stunningly pretty. And the third thing… Forget the opera – admire the stage pictures. This Butterfly is so visually entrancing it doesn't matter what the story is about or whether it touches the heart. From the first note to last, the eyes have it”, – wrote Financial Times after the premiere in London. The director of this production Anthony Minghella was a laureate of eight Academy Awards, known to the world as a famous director and screenwriter of The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Cold Mountain. The production of Madam Butterfly at the English National Opera marked director’s debut in the field of opera and proved to be highly successful. It won the prestigious Lawrence Olivier prize as the best opera premiere of 2005 and was presented in Vilnius after six months, on 23 March, 2006 – it was soon named one of the best opera productions of all times to be shown at the LNOBT. Speaking of the differences between productions in London and Vilnius, the director himself claimed the latter was deeper, more subtle, revealing more meaning and poetry.
20 Jan 2019 2 more
days

CINDERELLA

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 20th 2019 | February 10th 2019 | March 31st 2019

CINDERELLA

ballet for children

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 20th 2019 | February 10th 2019 | March 31st 2019

National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Art

a ballet in 3 acts for children
Choreographer Enno Suuvė (Estonia)
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys
Designer Eldar Renter (Estija | Estonia)

Premiere: 8 March, 1984
Running time: 2.15 hrs.

Fairy tale about Cinderella is as old as the world… Indeed, it can even be found in the papyruses of ancient Egypt! The first printed variant of the tale was published in Italy in 1634, later other versions were presented by Charles Perrault, brothers Grimm. Sergei Prokofiev’s music composed for the ballet is considered to be one of his best works, and his Cinderella has been produced many times in various theatres. On our stage the version of this beautiful fairytale is presented by the pupils from the Ballet Department of the National M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts.
 
24 Jan 2019 1 more
day

THE BLUE DANUBE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 24th & 30th 2019

THE BLUE DANUBE

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 24th & 30th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts, set to the music by Johann Strauss

Choreographer and Editor of Libretto Andrej Melanjin (Russia)
Music Director and Conductor Martynas Staškus
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys 
Set and Costume Designer Viačeslav Okunev (Russia)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 31 December, 2011
Running time: 2.30 hrs.

“Can you imagine: I’m sitting in a cozy cafeteria on the shore of Danube and looking through some old photographs… We should make a ballet using Strauss’ music, which would contain as little of depression as possible, and a lot of irony and glamour” – such was the note sent to choreographer Andrej Melanjin by designer Vyacheslav Okunev. And voilà, ballet The Blue Danube created by these two artists that are well-known to the Lithuanian public, is already on the stage in Vilnius. The new edition of the libretto allows us to visit the end of the 19th century, the time of fascinating discoveries, while the scintillating music by Johann Strauss and a lovely storyline filled with love intrigues (with a few biographical motives from the life of the King of Waltz) reminds us of a wonderful fairy tale.

25 Jan 2019 1 more
day

THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 25th & 26th 2019

THE MIRACULOUS MANDARIN / BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE

ballet / opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 25th & 26th 2019

PREMIERE!

An evening of two works by one of the most famous 20th century composers Béla Bartók. “The Miraculous Mandarin” is choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, and Bartók only one-act opera “Bluebeard’s Castle” is directed by Hungarian director Csaba Kael. The music director of both works is Robertas Šervenikas.
31 Jan 2019 1 more
day

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
January 31st 2019 | April 10th 2019

DIE LUSTIGE WITWE

operetta

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

January 31st 2019 | April 10th 2019

an operetta in 3 acts, sung in Lithuanian

Libretto by Victor Leon and Leo Stein, after Henri Meilhac's play
Lithuanian text by Ramutė Skučaitė

Conductor Julius Geniušas
Director Monika Wiesler (Austria)
Designer Eldor Renter (Estonia)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 31 December, 2003
Running time: 3.10 hrs.

Melodies from Lehár’s operettas are instantly recognizable by their unique Austrian, Hungarian and French spirit. Waltzes, polkas, marches, mazurkas, can-cans – passionate and untamed, they won’t allow the member of the audience to simply enjoy them as one would do with melodies by Johann Strauss. This music lights up the fire, sweeps you off your feet and refuses to let you go. Everyone remains enchanted, both on and off the stage.   

 

2 Feb 2019

LA BOHEME

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
Saturday, 2/02/2019 18:30 

LA BOHEME

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

Saturday, 2/02/2019 18:30 

an opera in 4 acts, sung in Italian

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de bohème

Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas 
Conductor Julius Geniušas
Director Cristina Mazzavillani Muti (Italy)
Stage Director Gediminas Šeduikis
Video Designer | David Loom (Italy)
Lighting Designer Vincent Longuemare (Italy)
Costume Designer Alessandro Lai (Italy)
Video Programmer Davide Broccoli (Italy)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Co-production between the LNOBT and the Ravenna Festival (Italy)

Premiere: 31 December, 2015
Running time: 2.20 hrs.

“I’ve put my entire soul into La bohème. I fell in love with it immensely. There are no words to describe how strongly I’ve fallen in love with the characters that were created”, – wrote Giacomo Puccini in his letter after the premiere in 1896. The audiences couldn’t stay indifferent to this opera as well: after the performances in Italy the theatregoers wouldn’t allow the performers to walk off the stage up until midnight. Over three years La bohème triumphed not only in Europe, but also in Africa, North and South America, Turkey. Today it is one of the most popular and most often produced masterpieces.

3 Feb 2019 1 more
day

CIPOLLINO

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
February 3rd & 17th 2019

CIPOLLINO

ballet for children

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

February 3rd & 17th 2019

a ballet in 3 acts for children
Libretto by G. Richlov after Gianni Rodari’s fairy tale

Choreographer Henrik Majorov (Russia)
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys
Designer Valerij Levental (USA)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 7 November, 2010
Running time: 2.10 hrs.

“Little onion Cipollino was the son of onion Cipollone. He had seven brothers: Cipoletto, Cipolotto, Chipolocho, Cipolucho and so on; all of the names were very suitable for this respectable family of onions” – this is how Gianni Rodari’s book The Adventures of Cipollino begins. The story brought worldwide fame to this winner of Hans Christian Andersen’s medal, and composer Karen Khachaturian set Cipollino to music. The brave Cipollino backed up by his little friends – the jolly Radish-Girl, the wise Cherry-Boy, and the beautiful Magnolia – defeats the evil Prince Citron and the cunning Signor Tomato. Together they experience many adventures, and the story ends very happily!

7 Feb 2019 1 more
day

POST FUTURUM

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
February 7th & 15th 2019

POST FUTURUM

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

February 7th & 15th 2019

Dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence

an opera in 2 acts

Composer Gintaras Sodeika
Libretto by Sigitas Parulskis

Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Conductor Julius Geniušas 
Director Oskaras Koršunovas
Set Designer Gintaras Makarevičius
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 2 March, 2018

Three authors of the new opera, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence – composer Gintaras Sodeika, writer Sigitas Parulskis and director Oskaras Koršunovas – have already collaborated in the past. On stage, we see such prominent personalities as Jonas Basanavičius and Antanas Smetona, who allow both the audience and the creative team to see the events of that time through a different perspective. Knowing the creative style of opera‘s team, one can surely expect some rough edges, irony and sarcasm in music, libretto and directing. Most importantly, since its very beginning and first ideas, Post Futurum has been a project of collaboration between the composer, librettist, director and the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre.  



13 Feb 2019 1 more
day

DER PROZESS

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
February 13th & 14th 2019

DER PROZESS

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

February 13th & 14th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts 

Composer Mindaugas Urbaitis
Author of electronic music fragments Marija Paškevičiūtė
Choreographer Martynas Rimeikis
Music Director and Conductor Modestas Barkauskas
Conductor Ričardas Šumila 
Set Designer Marijus Jacovskis
Costume Designer Jurgita Jankutė
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 1 December, 2017
Running time: 1.40 hrs.

"Der Prozess" is the first full length ballet created by choreographer Martynas Rimeikis. The work features music by Mindaugas Urbaitis, as well as cold and stark concrete sets by Marijus Jacovskis, featuring a monumental guillotine, allowing the audience to experience the tragic confrontation between an individual and official system even stronger. Having turned into a sensation right after its premiere, "Der Prozess" offers a truly unforgettable evening at the theatre. 
1 Mar 2019 4 more
days

TURANDOT

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
March 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th 2019 | April 6th 2019

TURANDOT

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

March 1st, 2nd, 8th & 9th 2019 | April 6th 2019

PREMIERE!
6 Mar 2019 1 more
day

BARBORA RADVILAITĖ

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
March 6th & 7th 2019

BARBORA RADVILAITĖ

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

March 6th & 7th 2019


a ballet in 2 acts, set to the music of Stasys Vainiūnas, Arvydas Malcys, Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, etc.

Choreographer and Author of Libretto Anželika Cholina
Music Director and Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Set Designer Marijus Jacovskis
Costume and Make-Up Designer Juozas Statkevičius
Lighting Designer Tadas Valeika
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 27 May, 2011
Running time: 3 hrs.

Never before have I felt such responsibility and been so uplifted while producing a theatre performance: after all, the love story of Barbora and Žygimantas Augustas is genuine, sorrowful and controversial. No one knows the exact turns within the story and different chronicles contain only bits and pieces, thus I was enjoying a certain freedom of creativity. The whole action is transposed into an abstract scenery, the characters are wearing stylized costumes of the epoch. I am creating live theatrical action through gentle idealization of the love story, slightly personalized interpretation of facts and my own feminine intuition. I’m not really interested in finding a modern form of the production – the main concern is the action itself, where fates of people are closely intertwined. (Choreographer Anželika Cholina)

14 Mar 2019

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
Thursday, 14/03/2019 18:30 

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

opera

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

Thursday, 14/03/2019 18:30 

an opera in 3 acts, sung in German
Libretto by Richard Wagner

Music Director and Conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius
Conductor Robertas Šervenikas
Director Francesca Zambello (USA)
Set and Costume Designer Alison Chitty (United Kingdom)
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher (United Kingdom)
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 26 March, 2004
Running time: 3.10 hrs.

Der fliegende Holländer is based on an old German legend about the wretched sailor doomed to hopeless wandering across the seas until the Last Judgement Day, longing for redemption through eternal love of a faithful woman. It seems that the creators of this production are retelling the story rather simplistically, and yet a truly magical work of theatrical art is blossoming in front of our eyes.
17 Mar 2019

THE TINY LINGONBERRY

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
Sunday, 17/03/2019 12:00 

THE TINY LINGONBERRY

opera for children

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

Sunday, 17/03/2019 12:00 

an opera in 2 acts for children, sung in Lithuanian

Libretto by Milda Brėdikytė after Martynas Vainilaitis' fairy tale

Music Director Robertas Šervenikas
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys 
Director Gytis Padegimas
Designer Birutė Ukrinaitė
Video Designer Simonas Glinskis
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas
Choreographer Agnija Šeiko
Chorus Master Česlovas Radžiūnas

Premiere: 20 March, 2010
Running time: 2.10 hrs.

Opera for children The Tiny Lingonberry was recently written by Jonas Tamulionis especially for the LNOBT. The work itself is based on Martynas Vainilaitis’ poem-fairy tale The Tiny Lingonberry, poet’s most treasured work. Exceptionally beautiful Lithuanian language, colourful music and an innovative production – what can be better than a story in which goodness wins over evil! This opera is filled with charms and miracles that surround the Tiny Lingonberry and her beloved Jingle the Dwarf.  
4 Apr 2019 1 more
day

EGLĖ THE QUEEN OF GRASS SNAKES

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
April 4th & 5th 2019

EGLĖ THE QUEEN OF GRASS SNAKES

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

April 4th & 5th 2019

a ballet in 2 acts

Choreographer George Williamson (United Kingdom)
Music Director and Conductor David Geringas (Germany)
Conductor Martynas Staškus
Set and Costume Designer Louie Whitemore (United Kingdom)
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson (United Kingdom)

Premiere: 20 November, 2015
Running time: 2 hrs.

The current production of Eglė the Queen of Grass Snakes was established by the creative team from United Kingdom. The most important goal of choreographer George Williamson was to retell the almost mythical story in a coherent and understandable manner: “My starting point was the shocking upshot of the story, when Eglė turns herself and her children into trees.” The choreographer strived to reveal Eglė’s transformation from a naïve girl at the beginning of the ballet into a mature woman who is able to make fatal decisions in the finale: “I wish this production to be close to everyone’s heart. It should be suitable not only to adults, who would maybe enjoy a more abstract scenic language, but also to children and teenagers.”
11 Apr 2019 1 more
day

DON QUIXOTE

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
April 11th & 13th 2019

DON QUIXOTE

ballet

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

April 11th & 13th 2019

a ballet in 4 acts

Choreographer Vasilij Medvedev (Russia)
Music Director and Conductor Martynas Staškus
Conductor Alvydas Šulčys
Set Designer Andrej Voitenko (Russia)
Costume Designer Jelena Zaiceva (Russia)
Lighting Designer Levas Kleinas

Premiere: 29 April, 2016
Running time: 3.20 hrs.

Don Quixote is one of the favourites of the audience, and not only at the LNOBT. Of course, it probably wouldn’t be very wise to seek the wisdom and profound images created by M. de Cervantes in this ballet, however, the work is not striving to be too serious anyway. Rich, scintillating choreography and melodious, temperamental music filled with Spanish motives is a wonderful entertainment that always brings many merry moments to its viewers. It is a ballet that reminds us of fireworks.
26 Apr 2019 2 more
days

BALLET TRIPTYCH

LNOBT - Didžioji salė
April 26th, 27th & 30th 2019

BALLET TRIPTYCH

Evening of one-act ballets

LNOBT - Didžioji salė

April 26th, 27th & 30th 2019

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