The Latvian Radio Choir and conductor Kaspars Putniņš are embarking on a tour to Copenhagen to the Danish Royal Theatre and Orhus Musikhuset from the 3rd to 8th of June,  to perform the collaboration between the Danish production company Hotel Pro Forma and the Latvian Radio Choir: the visual opera Operation: Orfeo. This will be the third production cycle of the opera.

Lidija Lasmane | Photo: Roberts Skrajāns

The conductor Sigvards Kļava who conceived the idea of the production comments: “I imagine that small barred window that becomes everything to you - a breath of fresh air, a source of sunshine, and the only place through which you can pray…”

The creators of the videos used in the production are Roberts Rubīns and the painter Kristīna Rubīne. The pianist Reinis Zariņš is also one of the vessels for the idea of this concert story. The soundscape will be created with the music of Maija Einfelde, Imants Zemzars, Pēteris Vasks, and Artūrs Grīnups,

The national recording label SKANi has released the composer Santa Ratniece’s album Vigilia del Mattino with recordings of several world premieres, performed by the Latvian Radio Choir.

Already prior to its release, the music streaming platform Spotify included the album in the playlist Classical New Releases that highlights the most notable new classical music works of each week.

On 11 December, the recording label Prima Classic has released a selection of sacred choral works performed by the Latvian opera singer Marina Rebeka under the title Credo, created in collaboration with the chamber orchestra Sinfonietta Riga and the Latvian Radio Choir. The recording sessions for the album took place in the Riga Reformation Church in August this year. The conductor of this project was the eminent Lithuanian master Modestas Pitrėnas.

A sonic cathedral filled with glistening light, the quiet glow of the Riga St. John’s church and the Latvian Radio Choir – this trinity is bound to create a festive feeling in each listener’s home!