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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 Nutcracker and the Mouse King

By popular demand, the traditional Christmas ballet returns! This warm-hearted ballet is a must for the whole family!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

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

 

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!

 

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 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.

 

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 27 Apr 2015 11:30 Upper foyer

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.