For many decades in Liepāja, on the open-air stage of Jūrmala Park, on warm summer days Liepāja residents and health resort visitors with their families would enjoy symphonic music concerts. Back in 1783, this initiative was started by Peter von Biron, the Duke of Courland.
This year, after a pause of several years, the “Liepāja Summer” Festival is coming back to the park, to the newly renovated Concert Garden “Pūt, vējiņi!”, where during three concerts the audience will be offered a great amount of different genres, styles and eras, so everyone will be able to find something they like.
The “Liepāja Summer” Festival will open on 2 July with an opera concert “Opera and Liepāja Symphony Orchestra", where the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra under the direction of its conductor Atvars Lakstīgala and the soloists will perform arias and overtures to the well-known operas.
The soloists participating in the concert are world-famous singers, such as the Latvian bass baritone Egils Siliņš, the Italian tenor Dario di Vietri and Serbian soprano Marija Jelić.