One of Puccini’s most beautiful operas, Madam Butterfly premiered on 17 February 1904 at La Scala in Milan.
In a small house near Nagasaki, American naval lieutenant Pinkerton and geisha Cio-Cio San,... Read more
Director and scriptwriter Tiit Palu
In roles Marian Heinat, Merle Jääger, Piret Krumm, Aivar Tommingas, Andres Mähar, Karl Laumets, Ott Sepp, Jaanus Tepomees, Reimo Sagor and band
Director, scenographer, musical designer Andres Noormets (Ugala)
In roles Riho Kütsar and Veiko Porkanen
A dance production for children
Klaabu is a mythical creature who was born from a tiny raindrop. Klaabu’s special trait is the ability to transmogrify to suit every situation and this allows Klaabu to overcome many... Read more
Cast students of the Vanemuine Dance and Ballet School
A theatre saga in two acts
Something totally unexpected happens in 1870. Something that irrevocably changes the fate of a people and culture. It is the birth of theatre in our mother tongue.
Across changing times,... Read more
Director Ain Mäeots
Cast Helena Lotman, Ragne Pekarev, Merle Jääger, Maria Annus, Külliki Saldre, Merle Jalakas, Pirjo Jonas, Kaia Skoblov, Aivar Tommingas, Robert Annus, Reimo Sagor, Veiko Porkanen, Karl Laumets, Jaanus Tepomees, Riho Kütsar, Tanel Jonas, Jüri Lumiste, Jaan Willem Sibul, opera choir and symphony orchestra of the Vanemuine Theatre, band, etc.
Scenes in two acts
Why Faehlmann today?
To celebrate the 350th anniversary of the University of Tartu in 1982, the Vanemuine Theatre premiered the play Faelhmann by Madis Kõiv and Vaino Vahing. It... Read more
Director Margus Kasterpalu
Cast Priit Strandberg, Hannes Kaljujärv, Linda Kolde, Piret Laurimaa, Kärt Tammjärv, Marika Barabanštšikova, Margus Jaanovits, Karol Kutsel, Andres Mähar, Karl Robert Saaremäe, Raivo Adlas
This time the friendly and affectionate dog called Lotte tries to decide who she will be when she grows up. The day which has just begun gives her a marvellous idea when her father Oskar finds out that the sugar machine... Read more
Director Ain Mäeots
Conductor Lauri Sirp
The Estonian national heroic epic by Fr. R. Kreutzwald
The runo song style of Estonian folklore will unfold on the stage of the Vanemuine.
Director Karl Laumets
Scenographer, costume designer, video designer and light designer Kristjan Suits
Composer Robert Jürjendal
In roles Karl Laumets, Anu Lamp (Tallinn City Theatre), Piret Laurimaa, Marika Barabanštšikova, Piret Krumm, Riho Kütsar, Tanel Jonas, Karol Kuntsel
Based on Anton Chekhov’s play Three Sisters
Oh, am I glad! There are three of them, sisters. I remember, three girls. I don’t remember the faces anymore, but your father, the... Read more
Writers Helena Merzin, Marika Aidla
Director-choreographer Marika Aidla
Dramaturge Helena Merzin
Designer Maarja Meeru
Costume designer Gerly Tinn
Musical design Ele Sonn, Marika Aidla
Video designer Janek Savolainen
Lighting designer Imbi Mälk
Cast Maria Engel, Tarasina Masi, Raminta Rudžionyte-Jordan, Laura Quin, Hayley Blackburn, Yukiko Yanagi, Silas Stubbs, Walt Isaacson, Georgia Hyrkäs, Arianna Marchiori, Janek Savolainen, YooHo Lee, Gus Upchurch, Alain Divoix, Alex Drew, Matthew Jordan, Benjamin Kyprianos, Endro Roosimäe et al.
A new production of the most desired musical of the most protected composer in the world.
R. Stilgoe & A. L. Webber/ Director Georg Malvius (Sweden)
Conductor: Martin Sildos or Erki Pehk
In Roles Phantom – Koit Toome
Christine – Maria Listra
Other leading roles are performed by Kalle Sepp („Starlight Cabaret”), Pirjo Jonas, Valter Soosalu, Simo Breede, Lauri Liiv, Merle Jalakas, Kärt Anton, Rasmus Kull et al.
The Vanemuine Symphony Orchestra, a rock band, the Vanemuine Opera Choir and Ballet Troupe also take part in the production.