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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 Snow Queen

Kenneth Greve's ballet for the whole family is based on the tale by H.C. Andersen from 1845. The Music was composed by Tuomas Kantelinen.

 

Christmas Music Tour

As the holiday season draws nearer, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra leaves Helsinki behind and sets out on a festive Christmas music tour of the southern regions of Finland.

 

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.

 

Il tabarro & I pagliacci

Two tales of the relationship between an ageing man and a young woman, and destructive jealousy. Il tabarro is a realistic story set on a riverboat. In I pagliacci, the action is set in the world of theatre, where everything is possible.

 

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.

 

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!

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

Upcoming performance: Mon 8 Dec 2014 15:00 Main foyer

 

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.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.