Several Latvian artists participate in the annual Salzburg Festival this year. Stage director Alvis Hermanis is again overseeing the staging of an opera, also participating in the festival are the Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and conductor Mariss Jansons.
The broad-based arts festival "Cēsis 2014" is taking place in the cultural Vidzeme city through August 9. In its 8th year, its producers Juris Žagars, Indra Lūkina and Daiga Rudzāte have made sure that the programme will be as outstanding as ever, with plenty of surprises.
The 22nd International Sigulda Opera Music Festival, which will run from August 1 to August 3, will be the greatest and most impressive in Sigulda's history, says the festival's producer Dainis Kalns. The festival's central event will be an original open-air production of Georges Bizet's "Carmen".