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Use the calendar to select a month, week or day to view the repertoire at that particular point of time.

La Bohème

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.


Peer Gynt

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.


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.


Tango! – from Buenos Aires to Seinäjoki

Interpretations of Argentinian and Finnish tango electrify the Opera Main Stage in an evening of dance hosted by Finnish dance legend Jorma Uotinen.


FNB Youth Company presents

A Youth Company dancers have been working alongside the members of the FNB on the main stage, and in May the Youth Company will give a show of its own at Almi Hall. The programme will feature classical ballet numbers and contemporary dance.



"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Upcoming performance: Sat 10 May 2014 11:00 Upper foyer


Der Rosenkavalier

With its orchestral colours and enticing melodies, Der Rosenkavalier exudes Viennese elegance, making it one of Richard Strauss' most popular operas.


The Ballet School Presents: La Sylphide (part) and other choreographies

Vocational education students at the Ballet School of the FNO will take to the stage in Almi Hall in May.


Kenneth & Friends

Spring at the Finnish National Ballet will conclude with a wonderful gala where Artistic Director Kenneth Greve has invited colleagues from around the world to join the dancers of the FNB!


Danske Bank presents: Finnish National Ballet on summer tour 2014

In the summer, a group of dancers from the FNB will be going on tour in Finland, visiting several cities and towns for free public performances in market squares and similar venues. The summer tour is kindly sponsored by Danske Bank.


Saaristo-ooppera: Trouble in Tahiti

The Saaristo-ooppera ('Archipelago opera') company will be visiting with performances of the jazzy mini-opera Trouble in Tahiti by Leonard Bernstein.


Concert: Organ Night and Aria

In August, the Orchestra, Chorus and soloists of the FNO will give a guest performance at the Organ Night and Aria festival at Espoo Cathedral.


Tero Saarinen Company: Morphed

A band of eight men seduce, challenge, demand and swagger their way through this ingenious, organic and impressive choreography. In his much-awaited new production, Tero Saarinen sets out to shake up the prevailing definition of masculinity.



Onegin by choreographer John Cranko is returning to the FNB after almost ten years of absence. Cranko's interpretation of the sad story by Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the finest full-length narrative ballets of the 20th century.


La voix humaine & The Bear

A double bill of one-act operas dealing with large issues on a small scale. In La voix humaine, a breakup leads to tragedy, while in The Bear two people unexpectedly find each other. An evening with both heartache and liberating laughter.


Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.


Making Music with the Masters

Making Music with the Masters concert combines the future hopes of the music world with professional orchestral musicians. Atso Almila will conduct the collective orchestra.



The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland.


Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov, seemingly secure as the Tsar of Russia, is plagued by ghosts from the past. Did he have the rightful heir to the throne killed? Modest Mussorgsky presents a powerful image of the Russian people during a time of turmoil.


Dance Schools' Contemporary Dance Happening

The event will feature enthusiasts of contemporary, jazz and modern dance from all around Finland.


FNB Youth Company presents: R & J

Finnish National Ballet Youth Company will be performing R & J by Marilena Fontoura, a fresh look at the story of Romeo and Juliet to the well-known music by Sergei Prokofiev.


Pelléas and Mélisande

Mélisande is a maiden discovered wandering in the forest. She finds a mysterious castle, where she tragically falls in love with the young Pelléas. Debussy's dreamlike symbolist opera is here given an enchantingly beautiful setting.


Richard Strauss 150th anniversary

Richard Strauss established himself as the leading opera composer of his day with Salome and Der Rosenkavalier. His sparkling orchestration and lovely melodies continue to enchant opera audiences.


The Snow Queen

Kenneth Greve's ballet for the whole family is based on the tale by H.C. Andersen from 1845. The Music was composed by Tuomas Kantelinen.



Overwhelming emotion, profound music and achingly beautiful melodies combine to produce one of the most impressive works of sacred music ever written. The colossal Requiem has with reason been described as Verdi's best opera.


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 10 Nov 2014 11:30 Upper foyer


Il tabarro & I pagliacci

Two tales of the relationship between an ageing man and a young woman, and destructive jealousy. Il tabarro is a realistic story set on a riverboat. In I pagliacci, the action is set in the world of theatre, where everything is possible.

Upcoming performance: Wed 12 Nov 2014 19:00 (sold)


The Ballet School Presents

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


Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus is a classic operetta thanks to its energetically bubbling music. Marco Arturo Marelli's new production shows that even an old warhorse can reveal new aspects of itself.


The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

By popular demand, the traditional Christmas ballet returns! This warm-hearted ballet is a must for the whole family!


La Bohème (2014-2015))

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.


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!


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.



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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


Tuesday 02/04

Time and place Performance information
Tue 02/04 11:30
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (season 2012-13)

A popular soup restaurant is badly in need of new wait staff. The restaurant's cleaning woman Sofia dreams of waiting on tables, but the haughty shift manager takes no notice of Sofia's eager aspirations.

Tue 02/04 13:00
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (season 2012-13)

A popular soup restaurant is badly in need of new wait staff. The restaurant's cleaning woman Sofia dreams of waiting on tables, but the haughty shift manager takes no notice of Sofia's eager aspirations.