Tallinn Takes Centre Stage as European Capital of Culture 2011

As European Capital of Culture 2011, Tallinn Has Something Happening Everyday:

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As European Capital of Culture 2011, Tallinn takes centre stage for Europe’s cultural happenings this year. There are heaps of events taking place in this city of culture everyday including festivals, operas, classical concerts, ballets and musicals.

Classictic brings you events at the following venues which easily can be booked online:

Birgitta Festival

During the month of August, the Birgitta Festival gives opera, classical music and ballet lovers the opportunity to be entertained in the mysterious ruins of this medieval convent in Tallinn.

Founded in 1407, St. Bridget’s Convent was part of a Swedish religious order and was the largest convent in the Livonian territories. It operated here until the forces of Ivan the Terrible destroyed it during the Livonian war in 1577.

Estonian National Opera

At the Estonian National Opera is a full repertoire of operas and ballets. From Tchaikovsky’s most popular “Swan Lake”, Bizet’s fiery “Carmen” to the ever-popular Strauss operetta “Die Fledermaus”, there’s something to suit every taste. Children have not been forgotten. Pippi Longstocking is the most popular children’s musical in Estonia.

Noblessner Foundry

To celebrate Tallinn’s achievement as the European Capital of Culture in 2011, the Estonian National Opera will present Wagner’s “Parsifal” in August. What would Wagner be thinking, if he knew that his epic masterwork is being staged in Tallinn to mark an important event for this fascinating city.

Tallinn Methodist Church

A special Christmas Concert by the Estonian National Opera in the biggest modern church in Estonia. The church is known for the great acoustics of its church hall and with performance by ENO soloists, chorus and orchestra, Chirstmas music doesn’t get better.

For events outside of Tallinn, see HERE.

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