Everyone is expected to put some effort into making the world a better place to live. We continually strive to proactively participate in the community’s life and to support economic growth and culture development and to take care of our children’s future.
The eternal values are those things that provide guidance and give spiritual vigour to many generations. Being a true connoisseur of classic values, Baltic International Bank financially supported a grand celebratory performance in honour the 90th Anniversary of the Latvian National Opera House (LNO).
We are proud to have sponsored the gala concert performed on 22 December 2009. The gala featured ballet of vocal soloists, orchestra, choir and special guests – worldwide-renowned composers and performers from Latvia. The Anniversary Celebration Concert was televised live by LTV I, with the financial support provided by Baltic International Bank.
“Our Opera has attached a special value to the art that has soaked into the public consciousness as a bright image of the country’s culture. Over the past many decades, the Opera has boosted Latvia’s image and name awareness worldwide, both in the West and East”,
Ilona Gulchak, the Chairperson of the Board of Baltic International Bank, said during a press conference.
A legend returns to the stage
Sponsored by Baltic International Bank, the legendary opera AIDA triumphantly returned to the Latvian National Opera in October 2010, having become the most magnificent event for opera lovers. Verdi’s epic masterpiece was restaged by a talented set and costume designer Ilmars Blumbergs and director Mara Kimele. The Latvian National Opera brought AIDA to its stage for the first time in 1998. Since then, the opera has gained classic status. This spectacular production with breathtaking setting and colourful costumes still remains one of the best-loved and most-performed operas. Verdi’s AIDA has earned its rightful place as one of the most popular grand operas of all time.
Verdi’s AIDA tells the centuries-old story of captured and enslaved Ethiopian princess Aida and the Egyptian military commander. Written 130 years ago, has become one of the world’s most popular operas. The LNO’s AIDA has been performed worldwide. With all its visual beauty, the opera captured the hearts of audiences everywhere. AIDA 2003 was a huge success in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In August 2006, AIDA was performed at the prestigious Dalhalla Opera Festival in Sweden.
Creation of unique artworks
Ordered by Baltic International Bank, the silver bowl has become a
valuable contribution to Latvia’s art scene and the premise for the
realisation of the shareholder’s Valeri Belokon idea to create a unique
collection of art masterpieces which could have a special place in the
country’s culture and heritage.
The silver bowl “The 21st Century Renaissance” is 120 cm high, 75 cm
long and 65 cm wide, weighs 35.37 kg, 925-finenes. On the backside,
there is a gilded engraving that refers to ancient China where world’s
earliest money originated, to the 21st century Riga. The bowl was
created by Oleg Auzer, a very talented and renowned jeweller from Latvia.
The masterpiece has enriched the bank’s art collection. For the first time, it was exhibited for visitors as part of the 2010 Museum Night Event in Riga. Now, the artwork is available for viewing in the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation, the Silver Room.
The bowl symbolises prosperity, good luck, and life. By supporting the creation of unique artworks, Baltic International Bank wishes to excel the values such as stability and professionalism.
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