156 Kansallisooppera - Productions

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Use the calendar to select a month, week or day to view the repertoire at that particular point of time.

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a grand story of the power of art and the hunger for love. Andrew Lloyd Webber's devastating music has made it the most popular musical in the world. Its Finnish premiere is scheduled for autumn 2015.

Upcoming performance: Sat 10 Oct 2015 14:00 (sold)


Don Pasquale

Are you allowed to laugh in an opera performance? Yes, and with Don Pasquale it would be difficult not to.


Pre-performance talks

Pre-performance talks present the background of the performance scheduled for the evening. The talks take place in Finnish and attendance is open to everyone.


The Nose

The Nose by Gogol is a whimsical satire of the Russia of its time.



A beautiful depiction of the conflict between religion and worldly love set in glowing colours.



Apocalyptica + fantasy + opera = Indigo.


The Magic Flute

This is a performance like none you have ever seen, opera or theatre. In this celebrated production created at the Komische Opera in Berlin, The Magic Flute is recast as a fantastic tale from the golden era of silent cinema. Premiere on February 26th, 2016.


The Rake's Progress

This masterpiece has been slow to return to the FNO, having been previously performed at the FNO 50 years ago. This new production will be directed by award-winning Russian director Dmitri Bertman.


Tristan and Isolde

This is a work that every culture lover has to experience at least once in their lifetime.


Week 1

Time and place Performance information
Wed 02/01 19:00
Main auditorium

Rigoletto (2012)

Rigoletto, the jester at the court of the Duke, is cursed by a nobleman whose daughter has been seduced by the Duke and whom Rigoletto has mocked because of this. Soon Rigoletto's own daughter falls prey to the Duke, and the jester seeks revenge...

Fri 04/01 19:00
Main auditorium

La Traviata (2012)

Alfredo's family does not approve of him associating with a woman of low reputation, and Violetta is eventually forced to part from him. The young lovers eventually meet again, but by then Violetta is dying.

Sat 05/01 19:00
Main auditorium

Un ballo in maschera (2012)

Governor Riccardo is in love with Amelia, the wife of Renato. This gives Renato an excellent reason to join a conspiracy against the Governor. At a fancy dress ball, Renato takes his vengeance.

Mon 30/12 19:00
Main auditorium

La Cenerentola (2013)

The familiar Cinderella tale as told by Rossini is a real musical fireworks display with one accomplished, jolly and charming number following the other.

Tue 31/12 19:00
Main auditorium

Turandot (2013)

Turandot beheads all her wooers, but Prince Calaf risks it all to defy the peril. Can his love melt the ice princess' heart? Set in the fantastical setting of Peking, Turandot is Puccini's final luminously melodic masterwork.