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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.


Music in the foyer

Saturday afternoon matinee in the main foyer of the Opera House offers a treat for the ear and a welcome moment of relaxation. Free entry!

Upcoming performance: Sat 17 Oct 2015 15:00 Main foyer


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 Little Mermaid

If you liked The Snow Queen, you will love The Little Mermaid. Premiere on October 23rd.

Upcoming performance: Fri 23 Oct 2015 19:00 (sold)


PianoEspoo: Andsnes at the FNO

The distinguished PianoEspoo festival, held every two years, will culminate in a performance in the main auditorium of the FNO on 25 October. The star of this concluding recital will be world-famous Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.


Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company: Volti Subito

Volti Subito is a musical term that means "Turn suddenly". It is also the title of Virpi Pahkinen's newest work, with six dancers and music composed by Jonas Sjöblom and Gunnar Idenstam.


Nocturnal emotions

The Orchestra of the FNO will again be performing a meditative concert for All Saints' Day at St John's Church in Helsinki.


Opera Tea Dance

The FNO invites senior citizens to put their best foot forward in the foyer.

Upcoming performance: Wed 4 Nov 2015 15:00 Main foyer


The Nose

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


Dance Schools' Contemporary Dance Happening

Almi Hall will be bursting with excitement as enthusiasts in modern, jazz and contemporary dance from all over Finland come to the FNO to perform.


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

It just wouldn't be Christmas without this classic ballet.


Ballet School Christmas gala

The autumn term of the Ballet School will culminate in a joint performance where dance students of various ages present their work from the past months.



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


La Bayadère

Set in fabled India, this is 19th-century Russian ballet at its best. It is a spectacularly handsome grand ballet with crowd scenes, sumptuous costumes and gorgeous sets - so much eye candy that it is ideal as a first introduction to ballet.



Apocalyptica + fantasy + opera = Indigo.


Symphony No 2

An enormous orchestra, a choir, soprano and contralto soloists, and 80 minutes' duration: Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony is huge both in scope and content.


Masters of Movement

An excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the finest in contemporary dance in the 21st century.


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.



Come enjoy outdoor dancing to live music in the magical atmosphere of the Opera House piazza!

Upcoming performance: Sat 5 Mar 2016 16:30


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.


BACH. Forms of Silence and Emptiness

This awarded ballet was inspired by the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.


Tristan and Isolde

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


Week 2

Time and place Performance information
Fri 11/01 19:00
Main auditorium

The Snow Queen (autumn 2012) (sold)

Kenneth Greve's new ballet for the whole family is based on the tale by H.C. Andersen from 1845. This adventure of little Kerttu and Kaj has it's premiere on the 23rd of November. The Music was composed by Tuomas Kantelinen.

Sat 12/01 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.