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

Ballet All Stars

Finnish National Ballet has a season final show at the Helsinki Ice Hall and Oulu Hall in May.

Upcoming performance: Fri 29 May 2015 18:00 Oulu Hall

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

October 2012

Time and place Performance information
Mon 01/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Tue 02/10 11:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Tue 02/10 13:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Tue 02/10 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.

Wed 03/10 11:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Wed 03/10 13:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Wed 03/10 19:00
The Almi Hall

I Love NYKY 3

"I Love NYKY" Festival brings contemporary dance to Almi Hall. The third I Love NYKY presents Gruppen Fyra's Äiti! and Alpo Aaltokoski Company's Together.

Thu 04/10 11:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Thu 04/10 13:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Thu 04/10 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.

Thu 04/10 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.

Fri 05/10 11:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Fri 05/10 13:00

KadosKissa (Missing Cat) (2012)

Long ago, Cat Count Forelli lost his only son and much-missed fishing buddy. In his grief, the Count banned all singing and laughing in his village. Can we find the missing Oskari and the roll of sheet music tied up with red ribbon? We will find out in this new foyer opera for children aged 4 to 8.

Fri 05/10 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.

Fri 05/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Fri 05/10 19:30
The Almi Hall

I Love NYKY 4

"I Love NYKY" Festival brings contemporary dance to Almi Hall.

Sat 06/10 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 06/10 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 11/10 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.

Fri 12/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Fri 12/10 19:30
The Almi Hall

Ballet workshop

Dancers of the Finnish National Ballet will present their choreography skills in a Ballet Workshop scheduled for mid-October in the Almi Hall.

Sat 13/10 10:00
Main foyer

Open House (2012)

The free event offers plenty of exciting things to see, hear and experience for children and adults alike.

Sat 13/10 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.

Mon 15/10 19:00
The Almi Hall

Ballet workshop

Dancers of the Finnish National Ballet will present their choreography skills in a Ballet Workshop scheduled for mid-October in the Almi Hall.

Tue 16/10 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.

Wed 17/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Thu 18/10 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.

Fri 19/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Carlos (2012)

Set in late Medieval Spain, this monumental drama of love, politics and power is being staged in a new, monumental production. There are fine moments in store as two magnificent bass voices clash in a Gothic landscape. Premiere on the 19th of October 2012.

Sat 20/10 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 20/10 22:30
The Almi Hall

Dance with Dancers

Party and dance at the Opera until dawn! Last year, this hugely popular event was sold out, so act quickly! This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Mon 22/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Carlos (2012)

Set in late Medieval Spain, this monumental drama of love, politics and power is being staged in a new, monumental production. There are fine moments in store as two magnificent bass voices clash in a Gothic landscape. Premiere on the 19th of October 2012.

Tue 23/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Wed 24/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Carlos (2012)

Set in late Medieval Spain, this monumental drama of love, politics and power is being staged in a new, monumental production. There are fine moments in store as two magnificent bass voices clash in a Gothic landscape. Premiere on the 19th of October 2012.

Thu 25/10 19:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2012)

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

Fri 26/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Manon

This tale of a young woman is better known from the opera Manon Lescaut. Manon by Sir Kenneth MacMillan has been described as one of the most sensuous ballets in the world.

Sat 27/10 14:00
Main auditorium

Don Carlos (2012)

Set in late Medieval Spain, this monumental drama of love, politics and power is being staged in a new, monumental production. There are fine moments in store as two magnificent bass voices clash in a Gothic landscape. Premiere on the 19th of October 2012.

Tue 30/10 13:30
The Almi Hall

Dance Battle (Season 2012-13) (sold)

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 30/10 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 30/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Carlos (2012)

Set in late Medieval Spain, this monumental drama of love, politics and power is being staged in a new, monumental production. There are fine moments in store as two magnificent bass voices clash in a Gothic landscape. Premiere on the 19th of October 2012.

Wed 31/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Manon

This tale of a young woman is better known from the opera Manon Lescaut. Manon by Sir Kenneth MacMillan has been described as one of the most sensuous ballets in the world.