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

Organ Night and Aria: Transfigured Night

Mezzosoprano Lilli Paasikivi and the Orchestra of the FNO under conductor Ville Matvejeff will be performing programme of Sibelius and Schönberg late on an August night as part of the Organ Night & Aria festival in Espoo.

 

Pyhäniemi 2015: Transfigured Night

In August, the FNO will be giving a guest performance at Sibelius Hall in Lahti as part of the PYHÄNIEMI 2015 arts festival. The concert will feature the Artistic Director of the Opera, mezzosoprano Lilli Paasikivi, appearing with the Orchestra of the FNO.

 

Helsinki Festival: War Requiem

Benjamin Britten's magnum opus will be brought to the stage at Musiikkitalo in Helsinki by two choirs, two orchestras and brilliant soloists.

 

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.

 

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.

 

May 2014

Time and place Performance information
Sat 03/05 12:00
Main auditorium

La Bohème (Spring 2014)

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.

Sat 03/05 19:00
Main auditorium

Tango! – from Buenos Aires to Seinäjoki (Spring 2014)

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

Wed 07/05 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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 07/05 19:00
Main auditorium

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.

Thu 08/05 19:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Fri 09/05 19:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Sat 10/05 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Sat 10/05 14:00
Main auditorium

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.

Sat 10/05 19:30
Main auditorium

Tango! – from Buenos Aires to Seinäjoki (Spring 2014)

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

Mon 12/05 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Mon 12/05 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Tue 13/05 17:15
Main foyer

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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.

Tue 13/05 18:00
Main auditorium

Der Rosenkavalier (Spring 2014)

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

Wed 14/05 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Wed 14/05 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Wed 14/05 19:00
Main auditorium

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.

Thu 15/05 18:00
Main auditorium

Der Rosenkavalier (Spring 2014)

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

Fri 16/05 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Fri 16/05 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013) (sold)

"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.

Fri 16/05 18:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Fri 16/05 19:00
Main auditorium

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.

Sat 17/05 14:00
Main auditorium

Der Rosenkavalier (Spring 2014)

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

Sat 17/05 15:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Mon 19/05 18:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Tue 20/05 18:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Wed 21/05 18:00
Main auditorium

Der Rosenkavalier (Spring 2014)

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

Wed 21/05 19:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Fri 23/05 19:00
Main auditorium

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!

Sat 24/05 14:00
The Almi Hall

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.

Sat 24/05 19:00
Main auditorium

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!

Thu 29/05 18:00
Helsinki, Kansalaistori square

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.