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Saturday 04 April 19:00
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

  • Music
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Puccini’s opera
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... Read more

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Musical director & conductor Paul Mägi
Director Robert Annus

Sunday 05 April 16:00
Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly

  • Music
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Puccini’s opera
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... Read more

Composer Giacomo Puccini
Musical director & conductor Paul Mägi
Director Robert Annus

Sunday 05 April 16:00
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

The Caucasian Chalk Circle

  • Drama
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

Drama with mountains and songs by Bertolt Brecht

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

Sunday 05 April 16:00
Something Real (Midagi tõelist)

Something Real (Midagi tõelist)

  • Drama
  • The Harbour Theatre

Drama by Martin Algus

Director, scenographer, musical designer Andres Noormets (Ugala)

In roles Riho Kütsar and Veiko Porkanen

Tuesday 07 April 11:00
Klaabu

Klaabu

  • For Children
  • Theatre House

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

Tuesday 07 April 19:00
W

W

  • Drama
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

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... 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.

Tuesday 07 April 19:00
Faehlmann. Midday. Evening clarity

Faehlmann. Midday. Evening clarity

  • Drama
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

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... 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

Wednesday 08 April 12:00
Detective Lotte (Detektiiv Lotte)

Detective Lotte (Detektiiv Lotte)

  • For Children
  • The Grand Building of Vanemuine Theatre

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... Read more

Director Ain Mäeots
Conductor Lauri Sirp

Wednesday 08 April 19:00
Kalevipoeg

Kalevipoeg

  • Drama
  • The Harbour Theatre

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

Wednesday 08 April 19:00
There were three sisters (Neid oli kolm õde)

There were three sisters (Neid oli kolm õde)

  • Ballet
  • The Small Building of Vanemuine Theatre

A ballet
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,... 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.