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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 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: Sat 5 Sep 2015 19:30 (sold)

 

Beauty and the Beast

The enchanting family favourite returns.

 

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.

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Wed 7 Oct 2015 15:00 Main foyer

 

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.

 

September 2012

Time and place Performance information
Sat 01/09 15:00
Main foyer

Music in the foyer (2011-12)

Saturday afternoon matinee in the main foyer of the Opera House offers a treat for the ear and a welcome moment of relaxation.

Sat 01/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Aida (2012)

Verdi's Aida is a magnificent and spectacular grand opera but also a sensitive and intimate tale of the forbidden love of an Egyptian military commander and an Ethiopian slave.

Mon 03/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Tue 04/09 14:00
Foyer

Children’s art workshop (2012)

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

Wed 05/09 14:00
Foyer

Children’s art workshop (2012)

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

Wed 05/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Romeo and Juliet

To the delight of many ballet lovers, Romeo and Juliet - the ballet version of the Shakespeare classic - returns to the FNB. This was the work that propelled its choreographer, the ingenious storyteller John Cranko, to world fame.

Thu 06/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Aida (2012)

Verdi's Aida is a magnificent and spectacular grand opera but also a sensitive and intimate tale of the forbidden love of an Egyptian military commander and an Ethiopian slave.

Fri 07/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Sat 08/09 14:00
Main auditorium

Boston Ballet Guest Performances

The Finnish National Ballet has invited Boston Ballet, one of the most prominent ballet companies in North America, to visit Finland for the first time. Led by Finnish-born Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet will present three performances on the main stage of a quadruple bill featuring neo-classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Sat 08/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Boston Ballet Guest Performances

The Finnish National Ballet has invited Boston Ballet, one of the most prominent ballet companies in North America, to visit Finland for the first time. Led by Finnish-born Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet will present three performances on the main stage of a quadruple bill featuring neo-classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Sun 09/09 14:00
Main auditorium

Boston Ballet Guest Performances

The Finnish National Ballet has invited Boston Ballet, one of the most prominent ballet companies in North America, to visit Finland for the first time. Led by Finnish-born Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen since 2001, Boston Ballet will present three performances on the main stage of a quadruple bill featuring neo-classical ballet and contemporary dance.

Tue 11/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Wed 12/09 11:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Wed 12/09 13:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Fri 14/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Aida (2012)

Verdi's Aida is a magnificent and spectacular grand opera but also a sensitive and intimate tale of the forbidden love of an Egyptian military commander and an Ethiopian slave.

Sat 15/09 15:00
Main foyer

Music in the foyer (2011-12)

Saturday afternoon matinee in the main foyer of the Opera House offers a treat for the ear and a welcome moment of relaxation.

Sat 15/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Mon 17/09 11:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Mon 17/09 13:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Tue 18/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Wed 19/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Aida (2012)

Verdi's Aida is a magnificent and spectacular grand opera but also a sensitive and intimate tale of the forbidden love of an Egyptian military commander and an Ethiopian slave.

Thu 20/09 19:00
Sello Hall, Espoo

FNO Stars in the Sellosali (2012)

An intimate concert at the Sellosali in Espoo on September 20 at 7 pm features beloved arias and beautiful vocal selections as performed by soloists from the Finnish National Opera.

Fri 21/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le Corsaire

Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold as a slave to the Pasha; Conrad, a handsome pirate in love with her, aims to rescue her. Le Corsaire was premiered in Paris 1856. Its best-known version, with choreography by Marius Petipa, was premiered in St Petersburg in 1899. Le Corsaire is a beautiful classical ballet brimming with the exoticism of the South SeaPremiere of the FNO's Le Corsaire is on the 21st of September.

Sat 22/09 11:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Sat 22/09 13:00
Upper foyer

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Sat 22/09 15:00
Main foyer

Music in the foyer (2011-12)

Saturday afternoon matinee in the main foyer of the Opera House offers a treat for the ear and a welcome moment of relaxation.

Sat 22/09 19:00
Main auditorium

The Makropulos Affair (2012)

The story of Doctor Makropulos is an interesting and timeless story of the quest for perpetual youth at any price. The complex role of Helena Marty became one of Karita Mattila's greatest triumphs at the premiere of this production in San Francisco. Premiere in FNO 31.8.2012.

Tue 25/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Aida (2012)

Verdi's Aida is a magnificent and spectacular grand opera but also a sensitive and intimate tale of the forbidden love of an Egyptian military commander and an Ethiopian slave.

Wed 26/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le Corsaire

Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold as a slave to the Pasha; Conrad, a handsome pirate in love with her, aims to rescue her. Le Corsaire was premiered in Paris 1856. Its best-known version, with choreography by Marius Petipa, was premiered in St Petersburg in 1899. Le Corsaire is a beautiful classical ballet brimming with the exoticism of the South SeaPremiere of the FNO's Le Corsaire is on the 21st of September.

Thu 27/09 19:00
The Almi Hall

I Love NYKY 1

"I Love NYKY" Festival brings contemporary dance to Almi Hall. I Love Nyky 1: Karttunen Kollektiv, Keiju, 43 min.

Fri 28/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le Corsaire

Medora, a young Greek girl, is sold as a slave to the Pasha; Conrad, a handsome pirate in love with her, aims to rescue her. Le Corsaire was premiered in Paris 1856. Its best-known version, with choreography by Marius Petipa, was premiered in St Petersburg in 1899. Le Corsaire is a beautiful classical ballet brimming with the exoticism of the South SeaPremiere of the FNO's Le Corsaire is on the 21st of September.

Sat 29/09 13:30

My name is Finger Radio (2012)

An absurd yet warm dance adventure Nimeni on Sormiradio (My name is Finger Radio) showing just how many things and feelings can be expressed through movement and how great the power of dance can be. Recommended for children over 4 years old.

Sat 29/09 14:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

There is something for everyone in Mozart's The Magic Flute: entertainment, romance, excitement and comedy.

Sat 29/09 19:00
The Almi Hall

I Love NYKY 2

"I Love NYKY" Festival brings contemporary dance to Almi Hall. I Love NYKY 2 presents Compañia Kaari Martin's Korppi ja kello and Marjaterttu Willman's Snowblind.