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Moomin and the Comet

All is not well in Moomin Valley, and Moomintroll and his friends decide to find out what is wrong. Anandah Kononen brings the familiar, exciting narrative to the world of ballet.



When composer Jean Sibelius as a young man encountered the tragic tale of Kullervo in the Kalevala, the result made Finnish musical history. Now Sibelius's breakthrough work is given a stage interpretation by Tero Saarinen.


Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg is a grandiose opera by Wagner setting a good-humoured story about the encounter of old and new worlds.


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 14 Mar 2015 15:00 Main foyer


The Cunning Little Vixen

Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen is an insightful study about the relationship between the restrictions of human life and the freedom of the animal kingdom.


Don Quixote

Don Quixote is a major classical ballet. Transporting the audience from wintry Finland to sunny Spain, it is a celebration of handsome staging and virtuoso numbers that captivates every time!


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.


Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Wed 1 Apr 2015 15:00 Main foyer



In Kaija Saariaho's opera, Émilie du Châtelet, an exceptional woman facing conflicting expectations, will be played by the wonderful Camilla Nylund.


Grand Choral Gala

The Chorus of the FNO acquired its present formation 70 years ago. To celebrate the anniversary, a Grand Choral Gala will be held in spring 2015.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

Young lovers are confused about who should be in love with whom, and the Queen of the Fairies falls in love with an ass, who is actually a person. Everything is possible in A Midsummer Night's Dream.


Dance Schools' Ballet Happening

Scores of young Finnish students of ballet will gather together at the Finnish National Opera to perform on the main stage.


Photo Soup

A cleaning woman at the popular soup restaurant dreams of waiting on tables, and she finally has the chance to try her wings. What will happen to poor Sofia? Photo Soup is a contemporary dance work for 6 to 9 year old children.

Upcoming performance: Mon 27 Apr 2015 11:30 Upper foyer



Military commander Radamès inadvertently betrays his country because of his love for Aida. The lovers are joined in death. This Egyptian story inspired Verdi to write some of his most brilliant music, resulting in one of the finest operas of all time.


Sibelius as Storyteller

Roald Dahl, beloved children's author, and Jean Sibelius, master of incidental music, meet in a concert for the whole family, narrated in Finnish.


The Ballet School Presents

Welcome to the Spring Recital of the Finnish National Opera's Ballet School, featuring performances that will cover the entire scope of Ballet School operations.


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.


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...

Thu 03/01 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.

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 15:00
Main foyer

Music in the foyer (season 2012-2013)

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

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.