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: Fri Dec 13, 2013 19:00 Main auditorium
As the holiday season draws nearer and the jubilee year draws to a close, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra leaves Helsinki behind and sets out on a festive Christmas music tour of the southern regions of Finland. Soloists and the children's choir of the Finnish National Opera join the orchestra in a heart-warming selection of holiday classics.
Upcoming performance: Sat Dec 14, 2013 19:00 Loviisa church
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
A witch's spell turns a handsome Prince into a beast and only true love can save him. But who could ever love a hideous beast? This ballet version of the charming fairy tale is sure to fascinate the whole family.
Upcoming performance: Fri Feb 21, 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
Peer Gynt travels the world, only to return home after decades of real and imaginary adventures to his Solveig. Henrik Ibsen's classic play depicts the entire span of human life, along with its dreams and hopes, and longing for home.
Upcoming performance: Fri Apr 11, 2014 19:00 Main auditorium
Vocational education students at the Ballet School of the FNO will take to the stage in Almi Hall in May.
Upcoming performance: Fri May 16, 2014 18:00 The Almi Hall
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Sat 8/17 3:00 PM
Contemporary circus star James Thiérrée's voluminous stream of consciousness is channeled into a disarmingly surrealistic performance.
Sat 8/17 7:00 PM
Helsinki Music Centre
Finnish National Opera orchestra celebrates the 50th anniversary on a guest appearance at the Helsinki Music Centre with Richard Strauss's opera Daphne, starring Soile Isokoski.