August 2 - 3, 1997

Information & ticket bookings

Phone +371 973064 or +371 277900

Fax +371 7222384

E - mail: Sigulda.Festival@lmuza.lv  

The ancient and original city of Sigulda lies 50 kilometres from Riga, the capital of Latvia. Sigulda is famous for its historical monuments of the 13th century - Turaida's castle and Sigulda's castle-ruins. Sigulda is the place where the international Opera Music Festival takes place. Thousands of opera music lovers from Latvia and abroad get together during the festival. The performance of distinguished artists and the fabulous nature provide unforgettable moments for the audience. Welcome!  



August 2, 15.00 - THE OPENING CONCERT

with Keiko YOKOYAMA (Japan, Austria), Inga KALNA (Latvia), Janis SPROGIS (Latvia), Nauris PUNTULIS (Latvia), Miervaldis JENCS (Latvia), Krisjanis NORVELIS (Latvia) National Symphonic Orchestra of Latvia Conductor - Ilmars LAPINS (Latvia, Austria)  

August 2, 21.00 - Ch. Gounod's "FAUST"

At the leading roles solists of the Vienna State Opera: Mihela SHAMIR (USA, Austria), Egils SILINS (Latvia, Austria), Valentin PROLAT (The Czech Republic, Austria) Choir and orchestra of the Latvian National Opera Conductor - Aleksandrs VILUMANIS (Latvia, Austria)  

In the Church of Sigulda

with Dita KRENBERGA (Latvia), Ingus PETERSONS (Latvia, Sweden)) Organist Talivaldis DEKSNIS (Latvia)

August 3, 17.00 - GALA CONCERT

Participants: John WEGNER (Australia, Germany),
Janice DIXON (USA, Germany), Keiko Yokoyama (Japan, Austria), Inese GALANTE (Latvia, Germany), Egils SILINS (Latvia, Austria), Ingus PETERSONS (Latvia, Sweden), Janis SPROGIS (Latvia) and Winner of the International Competition of Vocalists (Belvedera, Austria) Latvian Academic Choir  "LATVIJA" National Symphonic Orchestra of Latvia Conductor - Aleksandrs VILUMANIS (Latvia).

  Egils SILINS  bass 

(Latvia, Austria)  

  Inese GALANTE soprano

(Latvia, Germany) 

John WEGNER baritone

(Australia, Germany) 

  Keiko YOKOYAMA soprano 

(Japan, Germany) 

  Janis SPROGIS (Latvia) 
Ingus PETERSONS tenor 

(Latvia, Sweden) 

Michal SHAMIR soprano 


Inga KALNA  soprano 


Janice Dixon soprano

(USA, Germany) 


Dr. Dainis KALNS (r) festival producer 

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