Short-form dance performances

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 18.03-19.04.2017,
at the National Opera Estonia in Tallinn 02.05.2017.


Ballet-farce by Giorgio Madia

Composer Christoph Willibald Gluck
Director-choreographer Giorgio Madia (Italy)
Scenographer Cordelia Matthes (Germany)
Costume designer Bruno Schwengl (Austria)

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 29.10.2016-12.04.2017
World premiere on 21.06.2014, Staatsballett Berlin, Komische Oper, Berlin


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

Music Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Libretto Catherine Johnson
Additional compositions Stig Anderson
Translation of song lyrics Leelo Tungal
Director Ain Mäeots
Musical directors Martin Sildos, Ele Sonn

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.

At the Vanemuine Grand Building 26.11.2016-29.04.2017,
at the Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn 17.-18.03.2017.
In Estonian, with English and Finnish subtitles.


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

Choreographer, director & librettist Marika Aidla
Scenographer Maarja Meeru
Video designer Janek Savolainen
Composers Michael Nyman, Dario Marianelli, René Aubry, Brian Crain, Keaton Henson

“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 07.10.2016-03.05.2017.


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

/Lotte Unenäomaailmas/
Children’s musical

Priit Pajusaar, Heiki Ernits, Janno Põldma & Leelo Tungal
Director Tanel Jonas
Musical director & conductor Martin Sildos
Stage designers Rosita Raud & Iir Hermeliin

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 05.10.2016-11.04.2017,
at the Nordea Concert Hall in Talllinn 05.11.2016; 07-08.01, 08-09.04.2017.
In Estonian.


An excellent and witty opera version by Marko Matvere of the excellent and witty novel by Andrus Kivirähk!

An opera

Composer Tauno Aints
Musical director & conductor Paul Mägi
Conductor Taavi Kull
Director Marko Matvere
Stage designer Iir Hermeliin

Audience interest in the various manifestations of Old Barny is unremitting. Kivirähk has crafted a witty and truly excellent generalisation with his novel that does not lack humour or social criticism. Very witty and very sharp – as Kivirähk usually is...

If you get goose bumps while listening to music, it doesn’t matter whether you’re listening to Metsatöll playing folk metal, to a children’s song or to the Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra!
Tauno Aints

At the Vanemuine Small Building 09.02-01.04.2017.
In Estonian, with English subtitles.


Die Zirkusprinzessin

Imre Kálmán’s operetta „Die Zirkusprinzessin“ will premiere 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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