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

Beauty and the Beast

The enchanting family favourite returns.

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Wed 2 Sep 2015 15:00 Main foyer

 

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: Fri 4 Sep 2015 19:00 (sold)

 

Tosca

Return of one of the most beloved opera classics of all time.

 

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 12 Sep 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.

 

Onegin

John Cranko's Onegin is one of the finest full-length ballets of the 20th century.

 

Finnish Chamber Opera: L’incoronazione di Poppea

The Finnish Chamber Opera will bring a rare treat to Almi Hall: Claudio Monteverdi's three-act Baroque opera L'incoronazione di Poppea.

 

Don Pasquale

Are you allowed to laugh in an opera performance? Yes, and with Don Pasquale it would be difficult not to.

 

The Little Mermaid

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

 

PianoEspoo: Andsnes at the FNO

The distinguished PianoEspoo festival, held every two years, will culminate in a performance in the main auditorium of the FNO on 25 October. The star of this concluding recital will be world-famous Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.

 

Nocturnal emotions

The Orchestra of the FNO will again be performing a meditative concert for All Saints' Day at St John's Church in Helsinki.

 

The Nose

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

 

Dance Schools' Contemporary Dance Happening

Almi Hall will be bursting with excitement as enthusiasts in modern, jazz and contemporary dance from all over Finland come to the FNO to perform.

 

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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

 

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.

 

Thaïs

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.

 

Indigo

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.

 

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.

 

The Rake's Progress

This masterpiece has been slow to return to the FNO, having been previously performed at the FNO almost 60 years ago. This new production will be directed by award-winning Russian director Dmitri Bertman.

 

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.

 

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.