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

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.

 

Requiem

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.

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Mon 3 Nov 2014 15:00 Main foyer

 

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.

 

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.

 

Christmas Music Tour

As the holiday season draws nearer, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra leaves Helsinki behind and sets out on a festive Christmas music tour of the southern regions of Finland.

 

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 22 Nov 2014 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.

 

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

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.

 

Dreamland & The Raven

Part of the Musica nova Helsinki Festival, the concert introduces the interpretations by two composers of Edgar Allan Poe's texts.

 

 

Kullervo

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.

 

Émilie

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.

 

Aida

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.

 

February 2013

Time and place Performance information
Fri 01/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.

Sat 02/02 14:00
Main auditorium

Swan Lake

The new production of Swan Lake by Kenneth Greve is a fresh yet tradition-conscious new interpretation

Mon 04/02 14:00
Upper foyer

Children’s art workshop (Spring 2013)

Inspiring workshops for children aged 5 to 6 will be held in the foyer of the Opera House, exploring music, dance and costumes. Registration for these 90-minute workshops is on a first come, first served basis.

Tue 05/02 14:00
Upper foyer

Children’s art workshop (Spring 2013)

Inspiring workshops for children aged 5 to 6 will be held in the foyer of the Opera House, exploring music, dance and costumes. Registration for these 90-minute workshops is on a first come, first served basis.

Wed 06/02 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.

Thu 07/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.

Fri 08/02 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 09/02 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 09/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.

Tue 12/02 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.

Wed 13/02 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2012-13)

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.

Wed 13/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.

Thu 14/02 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.

Fri 15/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Bella Figura (2013)

Bella Figura is a triple bill featuring works by three world-famous choreographers. Premiere on the 15th of Februari 2013.

Sat 16/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Bella Figura (2013)

Bella Figura is a triple bill featuring works by three world-famous choreographers. Premiere on the 15th of Februari 2013.

Thu 21/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Eifman: Anna Karenina

Eifman Ballet, Russia's most famous modern ballet company, will visit the Finnish National Opera once again in February 2013 after a previous visit two years prior.  The highly exalted dance company will perform a piece based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina

Fri 22/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Eifman: Anna Karenina

Eifman Ballet, Russia's most famous modern ballet company, will visit the Finnish National Opera once again in February 2013 after a previous visit two years prior.  The highly exalted dance company will perform a piece based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina

Sat 23/02 14:00
Main auditorium

Eifman: Anna Karenina

Eifman Ballet, Russia's most famous modern ballet company, will visit the Finnish National Opera once again in February 2013 after a previous visit two years prior.  The highly exalted dance company will perform a piece based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina

Mon 25/02 11:30
The Almi Hall

Photo Soup (2012-2013) (sold)

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.

Mon 25/02 13:00
The Almi Hall

Photo Soup (2012-2013) (sold)

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.

Mon 25/02 13:30
The Almi Hall

Dance Battle (Season 2012-13)

Created by Star Dancer Minna Tervamäki specifically for young audiences, Tanssimatsi (Dance Match) returns to Almi Hall in February. Its movement language is based on classical ballet but also draws on sources as varied as salsa, show dancing and hip hop - and above all the joy of dancing that every dancer delights in.

Mon 25/02 18:30
The Almi Hall

Dance Battle (Season 2012-13)

Created by Star Dancer Minna Tervamäki specifically for young audiences, Tanssimatsi (Dance Match) returns to Almi Hall in February. Its movement language is based on classical ballet but also draws on sources as varied as salsa, show dancing and hip hop - and above all the joy of dancing that every dancer delights in.

Tue 26/02 11:30
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2012-2013)

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 26/02 13:00
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2012-2013)

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 26/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.

Wed 27/02 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2012-13)

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.

Wed 27/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Bella Figura (2013)

Bella Figura is a triple bill featuring works by three world-famous choreographers. Premiere on the 15th of Februari 2013.

Thu 28/02 13:30
The Almi Hall

Dance Battle (Season 2012-13)

Created by Star Dancer Minna Tervamäki specifically for young audiences, Tanssimatsi (Dance Match) returns to Almi Hall in February. Its movement language is based on classical ballet but also draws on sources as varied as salsa, show dancing and hip hop - and above all the joy of dancing that every dancer delights in.

Thu 28/02 18:30
The Almi Hall

Dance Battle (Season 2012-13)

Created by Star Dancer Minna Tervamäki specifically for young audiences, Tanssimatsi (Dance Match) returns to Almi Hall in February. Its movement language is based on classical ballet but also draws on sources as varied as salsa, show dancing and hip hop - and above all the joy of dancing that every dancer delights in.

Thu 28/02 19:00
Main auditorium

Thaïs (2013)

Bright golden music, exotic colours, a clash of love and religion - no wonder Thaïs is popular again. Premiere 25th of January.