#time4estonia OOPER

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Did you know that the first Estonian opera was called ’The Vikings’ (Vikerlased)? Recently, there were two Viking boat burials discovered in Saaremaa, both dating to about AD 750, the very beginning of the Viking period. No wonder that Estonia’s Opera Festival is being held at Saaremaa.

Every year since 1999 international opera theatres have presented their best productions in the courtyard of medieval Kuressaare castle at the Saaremaa Opera Festival.

One of the most sought-after operatic voices was born on the island – Ain Anger – whose deep bass will not leave you indifferent. „His charcoal bass enveloping the audience like a warm hug,“ as was described on the classical music website Bachtrack.

He has performed on the greatest stages of the world: the Royal Opera House, Opéra Bastille, Sydney Opera House, Deutche Oper in Berlin, La Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera, to name a few, or the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, his home today.

So please, Ain Anger, the stage is yours…

Ain Anger singing Gremin’s aria from EUGENE ONEGIN

#time4estonia is Mon – Fri 4pm Estonian Embassy in London Facebook series where you can discover Estonian artists, writers, musicians, architecture, cities, museums, galleries, nature etc. We will give you a hint of Estonian language (eesti keel [ˈeːsti ˈkeːl]), our humour and Estonian spirit.