Saaremaa Opera Festival 2023

25–30 July
MAIN ARTIST
The Maria Bieșu National Opera and Ballet Theatre

The Maria Bieșu National Opera and Ballet Theatre (Teatrul Naţional de Operă şi Balet „Maria Bieșu” din Republica Moldova) in Chişinău, Moldova, is one of the leading opera and ballet theatres in Eastern Europe. It is known and appreciated for being the outstanding initiator and promoter of the values of fine arts and artists who have established international careers.

The story of the theatre, formerly known as Moldovan State Opera and Ballet Theatre began in 1957. Over the years, the theatre has stayed true to its values and mission to express and promote artistic excellence. For that, the productions have been appreciated by the people of the Republic of Moldova and in many other countries, i.e. France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Romania, Portugal, Russia, Laos, Thailand, and many more. In addition to the opera and ballet troupes, the theatre has a symphony orchestra and a choir.

25 July 8 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

TURANDOT

G. Puccini
Conductor Nicolae Dohotaru, Stage director Rodica Pichyreanu

26 July 8 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

LA BOHÈME

G. Puccini
Conductor and music director Nicolae Dohotaru,Stage directorRodica Pichyreanu

27 July 8 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

SWAN LAKE

P. Tšaikovski
Conductor Svetlana Popov, Choreography Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov

28 July 8 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

AIDA

G. Verdi
Conductor Nicolae Dohotaru, Stage director Rodica Pichyreanu

28 July 23 PM Kuressaare Castle Midnight Lounge

OPERA ROYAL

Funkifize – Lauri Pihlap/Marianne Leibur

29 July 8 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

OPERA AND BALLET GALA

Symphony orchestra, ballet troupe, mixed choir and soloists of the Maria Bieșu National Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Conductor Denis Ceausov, Stage director Pichyreanu

29 July 23 PM Kuressaare Castle Midnight Lounge

OPERA ROYAL

TRIBUTE TO BEE GEES
Rolf Roosalu live-bänd

30 July 2 PM Kuressaare Castle Opera Hall

CHILDREN’S BALLET GALA

TALLINN BALLET GALA JUNIOR
Young ballet artists and students from ballet schools will participate in the Tallinn International Ballet Masterclass.
Artistic director Kaie Kõrb

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