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The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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


Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Wed 2 Dec 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 Nose

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


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.


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: Mon 14 Dec 2015 19:00 (sold)



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.


The Ballet School presents: Dancers' workshop

Vocational education students at the Ballet School of the FNO will be showing their choreographer skills at a workshop performance!


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


FNB Youth Company presents

The members of the FNB Youth Company work with the members of the FNB on the main stage, but in March the Youth Company will have a performance of their own in Almi Hall.


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.


The Little Mermaid

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


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.


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.


Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2016

Helsinki International Ballet Competition will take place for the 8th time from 24 May until 2 June 2016. The competition repertoire consists of classical ballet and contemporary dance.


Monday 03/06

Time and place Performance information
Mon 03/06 18:00
Main auditorium

Tristan and Isolde (2013)

The glowing passion of the overture plunges the listener into a whirl of yearning, love, fulfilment and death that lasts until the very end of the opera - and beyond: the emotional impact of this four-hour blockbuster lingers for a long time. Premiere 17th of May 2013.

Mon 03/06 18:00
Turku, Varvintori

Danske Bank presents: Finnish National Ballet on summer tour 2013

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.