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10th July – 15th August



Visual arts exhibition “Flying Closer to the Sun”


10th July – 15th August

Cēsis Centre for Contemporary Art, Pļavas street 10, Cēsis


Curators: Daiga Rudzāte, Žanete Skarule

Artists: Aija Zariņa, Miķelis Fišers, Andris Eglītis, Ģirts Muižnieks, Krista and Reinis Dzudzilo, Katrīna Neiburga, Vika Eksta

Working hours:

Monday – closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00 – 18.00

Friday and Saturday: 12.00 – 20.00

Sunday: 12.00 to 17.00

Exhibition “Whole” by “SEB Scholarship in Painting 2020” Laureate Madara Kvēpa


10th July – 14th August

Raiskuma krogs, Gaujas iela 92


Curator: Auguste Petre

Working hours:

Monday – closed

Tuesday to Thursday: 12.00 – 18.00

Friday and Saturday: 12.00 – 20.00

Sunday: 12.00 to 17.00

Sound and Motion exhibit Danse macabre / The Dance of Death

Saturday, 10th July, 20:00

The opening event; the courtyard of the Cēsis Centre for Contemporary Art

Conceptual designers /creators – Edgars Mākens, Krišs Salmanis

Choreographer – Rūdolfs Gediņš

Violin – Sandis Šteinbergs

Alto – Pēteris Trasuns

Cello – Dace Zālīte-Zilberte

Flute, vocals, electronic music – Elizabete Balčus

Musical saw, percussion – Oksana Balode

Trumpet – Gatis Gorkuša

Tuba – Roberts Brants

Percussion – Aivars Krastiņš

Electric organ, guitar – Edgars Mākens

Introduction – narrated by Orests Silabriedis

Concert “Heavenclock”

Saturday, 31st July, 19:00

Cēsis St. John's Church


Solos – organist Aigars Reinis, saxophonist Aigars Raumanis, percussionist Ernests Mediņš


Act III of Richard Wagner’s “The Valkyrie” / Concert


Saturday, 14th August, 21:00

Open-air Stage, the Cēsis Medieval Castle Park



Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster
Wotan: Egils Siliņš
Sieglinde: Liene Kinča
Gerhilde: Dana Bramane
Ortlinde: Aira Rūrāne
Waltraute: Ieva Parša
Schwertleite: Irma Pavāre
Helmwige: Tatjana Trenogina
Siegrune: Natālija Krēsliņa
Grimgerde: Ilona Bagele
Rossweise: Andžella Goba

The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

Conductor – Andris Poga

Director – Viesturs Kairišs

“The Valkyrie”, the second of the four music dramas that constitute “The Ring of Nibelung”, is one of Richard Wagner’s most famous operas. It is a story about the love and hate relationship between gods and humans, imbued with grand passions and high ideals. The main characters of the opera will be played by the world-famous Wagnerian opera singers Catherine Foster, Liene Kinča and Egils Siliņš. Catherine Foster is one of the world's most outstanding performers of role of Brinhild. She has performed in Germany, Japan, USA, Netherlands, Hungary etc. This will also not be the first time the Latvian bass-baritone Egilas Siliņš will be performing “The Valkyrie” – in 2019, he played the main character of Votan at Teatro di San Carlo Italy’s oldest opera house in Naples. Liene Kinča had her debut in the Latvian National Opera in 2005 and has twice – in 2011 and 2013 – received the annual “Latvijas Gāze” (Latvian Gas Company) Opera Award for Best Solo Singer. The concert is directed by Viesturs Kairišs whose successful work with Wagner’s operas began in 2007 and has introduced him to the international stage.


GRAND PRIX theatre cycle


7th August – 4th September

Cēsis Concert Hall, 16:00 and/or 20:00



Dita Rietuma’s film selection “Myths and Rituals” in collaboration with the Cēsis Concert Hall


17th July – 14th August

“Cēsis” Concert Hall

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