Back on stage: The Immured Opera

Ēriks' opera The Immured is back on stage at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet with performances on 14 March and 6 June. For more information and tickets, visit

The Immured was premiered in May 2016 and tells the story of the construction of a library, and the sacrifices without which nothing great can ever be created. It’s a modern-day legend, whose sources are found in the folklore of various European cultures, as well as in modern Latvian society. The heroes of this tale are artists and masons, librarians and politicians, their love and betrayal, faith and responsibilities. The opera is based on an original idea and libretto by Latvian poet and writer Inese Zandere.