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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 2014

Time and place Performance information
Tue 02/09 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

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.

Tue 02/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Thu 04/09 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

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.

Thu 04/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Thu 04/09 19:00
Oulu, Madetoja Concert Hall

La voix humaine & The Bear

A double bill of one-act operas dealing with large issues on a small scale. In La voix humaine, a breakup leads to tragedy, while in The Bear two people unexpectedly find each other. An evening with both heartache and liberating laughter.

Fri 05/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Onegin

Onegin by choreographer John Cranko is returning to the FNB after almost ten years of absence. Cranko's interpretation of the sad story by Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the finest full-length narrative ballets of the 20th century.

Sat 06/09 14:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Mon 08/09 15:00
Main foyer

Opera Tea Dance

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

Tue 09/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Making Music with the Masters

Making Music with the Masters concert combines the future hopes of the music world with professional orchestral musicians. Atso Almila will conduct the collective orchestra.

Fri 12/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Sat 13/09 15:00
Main foyer

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!

Sat 13/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Tue 16/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Thu 18/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Fri 19/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Horečná-Godani-Robbins

The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland.

Sat 20/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Horečná-Godani-Robbins

The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland.

Tue 23/09 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

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.

Tue 23/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Horečná-Godani-Robbins

The new production by the Finnish National Ballet features urban energy, brilliant movement and macabre humour. All the works on this triple bill are being performed for the first time in Finland.

Wed 24/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Thu 25/09 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

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.

Thu 25/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Onegin

Onegin by choreographer John Cranko is returning to the FNB after almost ten years of absence. Cranko's interpretation of the sad story by Alexander Pushkin is considered one of the finest full-length narrative ballets of the 20th century.

Fri 26/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Le nozze di Figaro

A tangled web of relationships set to one of Mozart's most brilliant scores produces a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The Marriage of Figaro is a perfect blend of text and music and a masterpiece in its genre.

Sat 27/09 14:00
Main auditorium

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov, seemingly secure as the Tsar of Russia, is plagued by ghosts from the past. Did he have the rightful heir to the throne killed? Modest Mussorgsky presents a powerful image of the Russian people during a time of turmoil.

Tue 30/09 19:00
Main auditorium

Boris Godunov

Boris Godunov, seemingly secure as the Tsar of Russia, is plagued by ghosts from the past. Did he have the rightful heir to the throne killed? Modest Mussorgsky presents a powerful image of the Russian people during a time of turmoil.