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

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 2013

Time and place Performance information
Wed 02/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Thu 03/10 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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 03/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Carmen

Don José falls in love with the feisty gypsy girl Carmen. But Carmen's love runs free - it cannot be confined. José's blood begins to boil with revenge... The FNO production sets Carmen in 1930s Spain. Bizet's eternal classic is the most popular opera of all time.

Fri 04/10 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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.

Fri 04/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Sat 05/10 14:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Sat 05/10 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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.

Sat 05/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Wed 09/10 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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.

Wed 09/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Thu 10/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Thu 10/10 19:00
The Almi Hall

The Human Voice & The Bear (2013)

The Almi Hall hosts an evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear.

Fri 11/10 18:30
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2013)

An immortal score, engaging fairy tale, and light-hearted farce combine to form a depiction of mankind's journey towards enlightenment. The content of The Magic Flute is so abundant; it lends itself to interpretation again and again.

Sat 12/10 14:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Sat 12/10 15:00
The Almi Hall

The Human Voice & The Bear (2013)

The Almi Hall hosts an evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear.

Sat 12/10 18:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Tue 15/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Tue 15/10 19:00
The Almi Hall

The Human Voice & The Bear (2013)

The Almi Hall hosts an evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear.

Wed 16/10 18:15
Foyer at the Almi Hall

Pre-performance talks (season 2013-14)

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.

Wed 16/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Thu 17/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Thu 17/10 19:00
The Almi Hall

The Human Voice & The Bear (2013)

The Almi Hall hosts an evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear.

Fri 18/10 18:30
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2013)

An immortal score, engaging fairy tale, and light-hearted farce combine to form a depiction of mankind's journey towards enlightenment. The content of The Magic Flute is so abundant; it lends itself to interpretation again and again.

Sat 19/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Sat 19/10 14:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Sat 19/10 15:00
The Almi Hall

The Human Voice & The Bear (2013)

The Almi Hall hosts an evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear.

Sat 19/10 18:00
Main auditorium

Sleeping Beauty

One of the best-loved ballets in the world based on the classic fairy tale about Princess Aurora. This production is choreographed by Javier Torres, based on Marius Petipa's classic choreography. Sleeping Beauty is an unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Tue 22/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Tue 22/10 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Thu 24/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Thu 24/10 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Thu 24/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Fri 25/10 18:00
The Almi Hall

Timesville

Intended for primary school students, the Timesville dance performance transports its audience to the village of Timesville, where everything has always been done in the same manner, as tradition dictates, meticulously and assuredly like clockwork.

Fri 25/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Sat 26/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Sat 26/10 13:00
The Almi Hall

Timesville

Intended for primary school students, the Timesville dance performance transports its audience to the village of Timesville, where everything has always been done in the same manner, as tradition dictates, meticulously and assuredly like clockwork.

Sat 26/10 14:00
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2013)

An immortal score, engaging fairy tale, and light-hearted farce combine to form a depiction of mankind's journey towards enlightenment. The content of The Magic Flute is so abundant; it lends itself to interpretation again and again.

Mon 28/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Mon 28/10 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Tue 29/10 11:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Tue 29/10 13:00
Upper foyer

The Lion Tamer (2013)

"He snores, he roars, he is the world's greatest lion!" Liontamer is a fun new opera fairy tale incorporating familiar melodies from Mozart, Donizetti, Rossini, Verdi, Bizet and Puccini.

Tue 29/10 18:00
The Almi Hall

Timesville

Intended for primary school students, the Timesville dance performance transports its audience to the village of Timesville, where everything has always been done in the same manner, as tradition dictates, meticulously and assuredly like clockwork.

Wed 30/10 19:00
Main auditorium

Don Pasquale (2013)

Elderly bachelor Don Pasquale experiments with married life and learns a lesson he won't soon forget. Enjoy Donizetti's sunny music and delightful comic predicaments in a stylish new 1950s setting.

Thu 31/10 18:00
The Almi Hall

Timesville

Intended for primary school students, the Timesville dance performance transports its audience to the village of Timesville, where everything has always been done in the same manner, as tradition dictates, meticulously and assuredly like clockwork.

Thu 31/10 18:30
Main auditorium

The Magic Flute (2013)

An immortal score, engaging fairy tale, and light-hearted farce combine to form a depiction of mankind's journey towards enlightenment. The content of The Magic Flute is so abundant; it lends itself to interpretation again and again.