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Wagner's "The Ring Cycle" tops bill at upcoming Riga Opera Festiva

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RIGA, May 28 - Coming up June 2-16, the 16th annual Riga Opera Festival - the traditional event closing the National Opera's season - will be highlighted by Richard Wagner's "The Ring Cycle". The three productions ("Die Walkure", "Das Rheingold" and "Siegfried") have been mounted marking Wagner's 200th anniversary year.

Giuseppe Verdi is also celebrating 200 years, but considering the monumental undertaking that "The Ring Cycle" was, there was no new Verdi at LNO this season. Instead, Festival audiences will be treated to two Gala Concerts featuring Verdi's greatest hits.

Riga Opera Festival will also show LNO's top productions from the past season - "Lucia di Lammermoor", "Tosca" and the new Latvian opera by Andris Dzenitis - "Dauka".
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