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: Mon 29 Dec 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
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.
Upcoming performance: Fri 13 Feb 2015 19:00 Main auditorium
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.
Upcoming performance: Fri 24 Apr 2015 19:00 Main auditorium
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.
Upcoming performance: Sat 2 May 2015 19:00 Main auditorium
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: Fri 4 Sep 2015 19:00 Main auditorium
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Fri 01/11 19:00
Helsinki, St. John's Church
In November, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform in two concerts at St. John's Church in Helsinki and Ristinkirkko Church in Lahti. The programme features Johannes Brahms's monumental work Ein deutsches Requiem, with soprano Martina Rüping and baritone Jaakko Kortekangas as soloists and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, featuring mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi as soloist.
Fri 01/11 19:00
World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.