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Estonian National Opera streams “Coppélia” ballet for free

The Estonian National Opera will on 16 May stream for free the opera house’s version of Léo Delibes’s ballet “Coppélia” that originally premiered in Paris in 1870 and has remained in the repertoires all over the world since. The ballet is based on the story, “The Sand-Man”, by Ernst Theodor …

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Four books from Estonia that make a good gift 

Estonian World highlights four notable works from Estonian literature translated to English that will make a great gift to introduce Estonia to your foreign friends and family.* Books by Estonian authors have been translated into many languages over decades. With all the possibilities of mail ordering and e-books, the options …

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Estonian symphonics to remember composer Lepo Sumera with a free virtual concert

To remember the Estonian composer Lepo Sumera (1950 – 2000) on the 70th anniversary of his birth, on 8 May, the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra soloists and pianist Kadri-Ann Sumera will perform his compositions at the Estonia Concert Hall; the concert will be streamed for free online. “On 8 May, …

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Estonia’s Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival takes place online this year

The 15th edition of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF) will take place completely online this year; the festival that has, in normal times, run in the small resort town of Haapsalu, west coast of Estonia, is screening 22 feature films and 16 short films online from 8-10 May. The organisers of the festival …

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Estonian evangelical church fund is looking for regular donors in difficult times

The church support fund of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church has launched a public campaign to raise funds for four churches: St Mary’s Church in Tartu, Alexander’s Church in Narva, St Nicholas’ Church in Paldiski and St Mary’s Church in Tõstamaa; some of the donations will be used to offer …

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Fotografiska Tallinn will live tour Bryan Adams’s exhibition Exposed

Fotografiska Tallinn, a photo gallery at the Telliskivi Creative City, will live tour the world-famous singer, Bryan Adams’s exhibition, Exposed, on 3 May at 7 PM EEST (5 PM BST; 12 PM EDT) to give the potential audience the chance to virtually visit the singer’s portrait photos during the coronavirus …

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The Estonian National Opera streams the ballet “Modigliani – the Cursed Artist” for free

Continuing its online streaming tradition during the coronavirus crisis, the Estonian National Opera will, for a fourth Saturday in a row, make a historical performance available for everyone for free, by showing a ballet by Toomas Edur, CBE, “Modigliani – the Cursed Artist”, on the opera’s Facebook page on 25 …

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Estonian folk musician Tuulikki Bartosik highlighted by a UK music magazine

The April issue of Songlines, a British music magazine that covers artists from around the globe, selected Estonian folk musician Tuulikki Bartosik’s album “Tempest in a Teapot” as one of the top ten new releases. “This Estonian accordionist’s work is imbued with a sense of journey and this, the title-track from her new …

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