Tickets are available for the month of musicals and operettas

In August 2018, Estonian National Opera invites you to enjoy a high-quality musical and operetta experience, as the beloved musical "Fiddler on the Roof". The show is starring Mait Malmsten, Evelin Võigemast, Liina Vahtrik, Helgi Sallo, René Soom, Kadri Kipper etc.

In addition to “The Fiddler”, swift melodies of “Ball im Savoy” and “My Fair Lady” are delighting the audience. Children can take an adventure with the beloved “Pippi Longstocking” or “Buratino”.

The tickets for the month of musicals and operettas are on sale starting from 24 November in Piletimaailm and in the ticket offices of Estonian National Opera.

“The Colours of Clouds” additional performance takes place on 5 January!

On 22 September premiered a new Estonian opera „The Colours of Clouds“ by a young composer Rasmus Puur, at the Estonian National Opera. The performance has been a tremendous success. In order to that we have put on sale an additional performance on 5 January!

“The Colours of Clouds” is a story of one family mirrors those of many Estonian families in the period of 1985–1991. The opera inquires whom the independence of Estonia was restored for if everyone now desires to move abroad.

New ballet „A Streetcar named Desire“ premieres on 4 November by the Estonian National Ballet

On the 4 November a new ballet, „A Streetcar named Desire“ by Nancy Meckler and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa will premiere at the Estonian National Opera, starring Alena Shkatula as Blanche, Ana Maria Gergely as Stella and new principal dancer Kealan McLaughlin as Stanley. The ballet is based on Tennessee Williams’ play of the same name.
„A Streetcar named Desire“ is a masterpiece which connects drama and dance into one whole. It is a story of a woman who’s life goes by a tragic pathway and is too overwhelming for her delicate nature.

Director and librettist Nancy Meckler: "The main character’s Blanche’s inner life is full of fantasy and harsh memories, invisible in Tennessee Williams’s play, but in the ballet, visible and expressed through dance."

The production has been brought to the stage by a very exciting duet – American-English film director Nancy Meckler and one of the most appreciated choreographer in the world Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. Music is composed by Peter Salem, conductor is Kaspar Mänd or Lauri Sirp.
Estonian National Ballet is the second company in the world to acquire the rights of this ballet.

Photo: Pille Riin Pettai


A musical! What other interesting things might a musical have to offer? Come to the show and find out. 

Musical of Stephen Sondheim

Sweeney Todd isn’t a cutesy story about meat pies: it’s a story of a screaming injustice and the revenge that follows. It may seem just and noble, but in the end, vengeance poisons the mind, and the people who are affected by it are buried under blood, insanity and a pile of bodies. But then the corpses disappear, and the appetizing aroma of baked goods comes wafting out of Mrs Lovett’s shop… 

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 02-17.06.2018.

In Estonian, with English and Finnish subtitles. 


Legendary musical of Boublil and Schönberg!


Les Misérables is seen by more than 70 million people in many countries and languages around the globe. 
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows!

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 25.11.2017-11.05.2018, 
at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn 8.12.2017-6.05.2018. 

In Estonian with Finnish and English subtitles


Grand, aesthetically pleasurable theatre and stunning opera music!
An opera

I am proud and happy to be able to watch such a production of Carmen at the Vanemuine. This is the first Carmen in my life that I have watched with such enjoyment. Such choirs, such precision! Now I understand what a wonder of the world it is if an opera director is a choreographer. I would have enjoyed this Carmen for its movement and visual qualities even if there had been no sound at all. And what masterful singers! I could picture watching this Carmen on the Mezzo channel as well. To my mind the level of the production greatly exceeds that of Mezzo, for both its design and its voices.
Evald Kampus

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 05.01-27.04.2018.
In French, with Estonian and English subtitles.


The gala features Vanemuine ballet artists and guest soloists.

Classical ballet gala

Performances of pas de deux, variations and ensemble scenes from famous ballets – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, La Sylphide, Raymonda, Giselle and Don Quixote.
In addition, scenes from the very best of the Vanemuine’s repertoire: the ballets Onegin, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet and Casanova.

9 December 2017 and 22 April 2018 at 19:00, Grand Building of the Vanemuine.


This evening is our way of thanking the audience!

/Õhtu Kalmaniga/
Operetta night 

This time we will catch a glimpse of the works of one of the best-known operetta composers of the 20th century – Imre Kálmán.
The Hungarian composer conquered both the demanding Vienna and the finicky Paris, as his favourite themes – love for one’s homeland, Gypsy life and the manners of the Gypsies, the life and intrigues of Parisian high society and Oriental themes – manifested in his works in their own characteristic way and touched the souls of audiences..

At the Vanemuine Small Building 06-14.12.2017.


Verdi lays a colourful palette of human relationships before us and sooner or later all of the main characters face a choice: whether to stay true to their homeland or choose love. 

Opera in three acts with two intermissions 

A joint project of the Vanemuine Theatre and the Pärnu International Opera Music Festival PROMFEST 

Verdi lays a colourful palette of human relationships before us – faith, love, hatred, manipulation, hope(lessness) and betrayal. It turns out that the opera, which is considered one of the most spectacular ever written, is paradoxically rather constrained.
As such, the small building of the Vanemuine with its intimate atmosphere seems an excellent setting for Aida. 

At the Vanemuine Small Building 07.10-03.12.2017.
In Italian, with Estonian and English subtitles.


A mother. A daughter. Three possible fathers. 
Musical in two acts 

This musical based on hits by the legendary Swedish band ABBA has charmed audiences around the world since 1999. Jam-packed with the band’s peppy, well-crafted music, the production features the songs “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You”, “Take a Chance on Me”, “Thank You for the Music”, “Money, Money, Money”, “The Winner Takes It All”, “Voulez-Vous” and more. 
In Estonian, with English and Finnish subtitles.  
At the Vanemuine Grand Building 30.09.2017-26.04.2018, 

at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn 11-12.11.2017, 06-07.01.2018, 07-08.04.2018.


Ballet-farce by Giorgio Madia

The choreographer and stage director Giorgio Madia approaches Don Juan as a figure of “Theatre”.
Giorgio Madia’s “Don Juan” is displayed in opulent and refined sets and costumes. Conceived for a grand cast it’s celebrating the provocatively beautiful art of seduction turning it into an irresistible ballet experience. The humorous vitality of the traditional Commedia dell’Arte is gambling with the devotion to veneer, to desire and evanescence – the ‘Zeitgeist’ of Baroque Age couldn’t be expressed a more allusive way.

Annegret Gertz, dramaturge
At the Vanemuine Grand Building 27.10.2017-06.04.2018
World premiere on 21.06.2014, Staatsballett Berlin, Komische Oper, Berlin


Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor – the Romeo and Juliet of the Scottish Lowlands!
An opera

Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano based on the novel The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott

Donizetti’s opera is about the destiny of a woman. The intrigues of a world ruled by men do not allow her to assert herself. Lucia’s wishes are disregarded, her will is suppressed and her life’s happiness is sacrificed. When existential feelings cannot be expressed openly and honestly, they explode with the force of a nuclear bomb…
Roman Hovenbitzer

At the Vanemuine Small Building 18.01-09.02.2018.
In Italian, with Estonian and English subtitles.


If one truly wishes, then life can be like a fairytale – and fairytales are not as out-of-this-world as grown-ups think!

A ballet in two acts based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen

This fairytale about the Snow Queen has had many interpretations. This time we see the difference between the poster world of grown-ups and children’s sincere emotions and their world full of faith in which true feelings conquer the cold reason.
Andersen’s fairytale is charming for its colourful nuances in describing different characters – he has snowflakes as big as chickens, ‘snow bees’ flying around, roses cropping up out of tears and angels being born from the air that Gerda breathes...

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 30.11.2017-25.02.2018.


This production comes out of a passion and love for dance!
Director-choreographer Russell Adamson

Music and rhythm that come from inside you!
Director-choreographer Matthew Jordan
At the Vanemuine Small Building 13.10.2017-14.04.2018.


Legendary musical of Boublil and Schönberg!


Les Misérables is seen by more than 70 million people in many countries and languages around the globe.
Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the show of shows!

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 25.11.2017-11.05.2018, 
at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn 8.12.2017-6.05.2018.

In Estonian with Finnish and English surtitles


A romantic ballet drama about a mute piano player and her daughter.

“The people who knew Ada McGrath told the story about her and her grand piano time and again. It was not only women who told it – the story was discussed by men at the pub and at the manor as well, some telling it with a shiver, others wondering how far you can go in the name of love or passion. There was something irresistible in the story that offered excitement for all.”
Piano. Prologue, J. Campion & K. Pullinger

At the Harbour Theatre 24.09-02.12.2017.


Who else but the affectionate dog Lotte would go and seek new adventures – this time in the Dream World!

/Lotte Unenäomaailmas/
Children’s musical

Adalbert the rabbit dozes and cannot get back from the dream world. Something must have happened there, as the local inhabitants behave mysteriously and unpredictably. The Sandman himself has gone off to Lapland and left his children Peedu and Liisu and the snow sand mills in the care of Berta the Hen, who is always fussing… Lotte and Albert go to find out what has happened – and of course Adalbert will find his way back home with them.

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 04.10.2017-27.02.2018.
In Estonian.

Die Zirkusprinzessin

Imre Kálmán’s operetta „Die Zirkusprinzessin“ premiered at the Estonian National Opera on the 3rd of January 2015. Stage director Thomas Mittmann: ““Die Zirkusprinzessin” is a masterpiece of the Silver Era of the operetta. It became one of Kálmán’s most performed works that was also immensely successful on Broadway. The skilfully-crafted, colourful orchestral score and an engaging story line give you everything one needs for a relaxing evening. The music ranges from a fast polka to a slow waltz, showing a variety of emotions – love, hate, pride, vanity, intrigue, confusion and misunderstanding, but in the end… there is conciliation.”

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