The glowing passion of the overture plunges the listener into a whirl of yearning, love, fulfilment and death that lasts until the very end of the opera - and beyond: the emotional impact of this four-hour blockbuster lingers for a long time. Premiere 17th of May 2013.
Upcoming performance: Tue May 21, 2013 18:00 Main auditorium
Don José falls in love with the feisty gypsy girl Carmen. But Carmen's love runs free - it cannot be confined. José's blood begins to boil with revenge... The FNO production sets Carmen in 1930s Spain. Bizet's eternal classic is the most popular opera of all time.
Upcoming performance: Sat Sep 7, 2013 19:00 Main auditorium
An immortal score, engaging fairy tale, and light-hearted farce combine to form a depiction of mankind's journey towards enlightenment. The content of The Magic Flute is so abundant; it lends itself to interpretation again and again.
Upcoming performance: Fri Oct 11, 2013 18:30 Main auditorium
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.
Upcoming performance: Sat Nov 23, 2013 19:00 Main auditorium
Finnish star soprano Karita Mattila continues her series of unforgettable interpretations of Janáček. This searing description of a young woman's fate is among the most important operatic works of the 20th century.
Upcoming performance: Fri Jan 24, 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
Father and son in love with the same woman, the struggle for freedom, a lonely king, and the conflict between the powers of heaven and earth - Verdi used these ingredients to create a magnificently dramatic grand opera.
Upcoming performance: Thu Mar 6, 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
It is a frigid winter in Paris; the moon shines over the roofs of the city. But the virtues of art and romance warm the hearts of the young bohemians, just like the music of Puccini feeds the audience's soul.
Upcoming performance: Fri Mar 21, 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
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Sat 3/2 2:00 PM
The famous outlaw who lives in Sherwood Forest and is a virtuoso with bow and arrow takes to the main stage of the FNO in a adventure opera for the whole family. The magical Robin Hood premieres in January!