Culture and art
Latvian National Opera and Ballet
At the end of 2015, the President of Latvia and Mrs Iveta Vējone became patrons of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet.
“The Latvian National Opera and Ballet is the pearl of Riga and entire Latvia thanks to its high artistic quality. I would like to express my gratitude to all persons, who work every day so that new ideas would be created and implemented, by transforming this house into the temple of opera and ballet. The Latvian National Opera and Ballet is able to offer both golden classics and innovative and modern performances, productions for all generations to the audience. We can be proud that the artists from the Latvian Opera and Ballet perform on the best stages in the world. In reply to the invitation, my spouse and I agreed to become patrons of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet. We will provide support so that the Latvian National Opera and Ballet develop and its name is widely heard in the world. I wish that when hearing the word ‘Riga’ and ‘Latvia’, everybody would remember our White House and its high artistic level,” admitted Raimonds Vējonis.
“Choice of President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis to become the patron of opera and choice of the First Lady of Latvia Mrs Iveta Vējone to become the patroness of ballet provide particular importance of the status of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet. We consider it a great honour and support to the key cultural institution in Latvia,” indicated the Chairperson of the Board of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Mr Zigmārs Liepiņš.