NYC culture enriched by artists from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania

  • 2018-10-21
  • Maria Rabinovich

This fall, New York City’s cultural life is significantly enriched by the presence of artists from the Baltic States. The Metropolitan Opera has put on opulent, if not garish production of Samson and Delila with Elina Garanca in the lead role of Delila.  Samson Et Dalila may also be seen around the world as part of the Met: Live in HD on October 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm (New York time). The cast includes Roberto Alagna, Elina Garanca, Laurent Naouri, Elchin Azizov and Dmitry Belosselskiy. This new production is directed by Tony Award Winner, Darko Tresnjak.

Alexandrs Antonenko is also singing at the Metropolitan Opera in highly acclaimed Verdi’s Aida as Radames.

During October 18-22, the Scandinavia House in NYC is hosting the first U.S. Baltic States Festival, showing some classic and contemporary films by Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian filmmakers. The festival includes shorts, animation and full feature films and has been organized by the Consulate General of Estonia, Consulate General of Lithuania and Consulate of Latvia in New York. Programming support is from the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Center of Latvia, and Lithuanian Film Center. For the films and their brief description please visit