World premiere of the ballet “Karlsons lido...” sponsored by “Skonto Būve”
The Latvian National Opera, supported by Skonto Būve, begins a new season and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Opera hous
“Skonto Būve” starts construction of the CSDD Customer service centre
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World premiere of the ballet “Karlsons lido...” sponsored by “Skonto Būve”

The world premiere of the ballet “Karlsons lido...”, an adaption of Astrid Lindgren’s book, was held at the Latvian National Opera in October 2013. This is an excellent gift for ballet admirers, as well as pupils and their parents starting the new academic year.

“Karlsons lido...” is presented to audiences at the beginning of the new ballet season affirming the successful cooperation between the Latvian National Ballet and its patron “Skonto Būve”.

The Latvian National Ballet’s staging is colourful and lively and allows young viewers to not only go on a journey to Stockholm in the 70s, but also to experience the well-known adventures of Karlsson and Lillebror.

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The Latvian National Opera, supported by Skonto Būve, begins a new season and celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Opera hous

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Latvian National Opera house and the beginning of the 2013/2014 season, the LNO presented two magnificent concerts.

Alongside the local opera and ballet stars, these concerts featured internationally renowned names who started their career in this very opera house in Riga: Aleksandrs Antonenko (Aleksandrs Antoņenko), Inese Galante, Inga Kalna and Egils Silins (Egils Siliņš).

In the forthcoming season, the LNO will continue with the tradition of offering sophisticated concerts in addition to the opera and ballet performances.

Skonto Būve has been a patron of ballet at the LNO for a number of years. This support has allowed the ballet troupe to stage spectacular seasonal performances and go on several important tours.

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“Skonto Būve” starts construction of the CSDD Customer service centre

Along with continuing the large-scale reconstruction of the adjacent Riga Motor Museum, construction of the Customer service centre of the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) on the right bank of the River Daugava has been officially started with the laying of the foundation stone.

The CSDD Customer service centre on the right bank of the River Daugava will be analogous to the current centre at Bauskas Street and it is planned to be made as the leading place of the Directorate Register as was specified by Chairman of the Board of the Directorate Andris Lukstins (Andris Lukstiņš). He admitted that due to several new functions the place in the premises on Bauskas and Miera Streets is becoming too small for the Directorate.

The necessity for the construction of a new customer service centre and reconstruction of the building of the Riga Motor Museum built in Soviet times was also emphasised by Minister of Transport Anrijs Matiss (Anrijs Matīss).

By taking part in laying the foundation stone, Chairman of the Board of "Skonto Būve" Guntis Ravis (Guntis Rāvis) pointed out that the project will be completed on time and in good quality and acknowledged that it is interesting to construct the centre due to the original finish of the facade.

The area of the building of the Riga Motor Museum to be reconstructed is 7700 m2, and the construction project – 3000 m2. It is planned that the construction works will be completed in summer next year and the Museum will open its doors for visitors in the second half of 2014.