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

Beauty and the Beast

The enchanting family favourite returns.

 

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.

Upcoming performance: Fri 4 Sep 2015 19:00 (sold)

 

Tosca

Return of one of the most beloved opera classics of all time.

 

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!

Upcoming performance: Sat 12 Sep 2015 15:00 Main foyer

 

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.

 

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.

 

Opera Tea Dance

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

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

 

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.

 

Symphony No. 2

An enormous orchestra, a choir, soprano and contralto soloists, and 80 minutes' duration: Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony is huge both in scope and content.

 

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.

 

November 2013

Time and place Performance information
Fri 01/11 19:00
Helsinki, St. John's Church

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

In November, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform in two concerts at St. John's Church in Helsinki and Ristinkirkko Church in Lahti. The programme features Johannes Brahms's monumental work Ein deutsches Requiem, with soprano Martina Rüping and baritone Jaakko Kortekangas as soloists and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, featuring mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi as soloist.

Fri 01/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Sat 02/11 15:00
Lahti, Ristinkirkko church

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

In November, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra and Chorus will perform in two concerts at St. John's Church in Helsinki and Ristinkirkko Church in Lahti. The programme features Johannes Brahms's monumental work Ein deutsches Requiem, with soprano Martina Rüping and baritone Jaakko Kortekangas as soloists and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, featuring mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi as soloist.

Sat 02/11 15:00
Sello Hall, Espoo

St John Passion (2013)

The dramatisation of the St John Passion by J. S. Bach opens a new perspective to the events of Easter at Sello Hall, Espoo.

Tue 05/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Wed 06/11 11:30
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Wed 06/11 13:00
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Thu 07/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Fri 08/11 19:00
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.

Sat 09/11 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 09/11 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!

Sat 09/11 19:00
Kauhajoen palloiluhalli

The Human Voice & The Bear on tour (fall 2013)

An evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear on tour.

Mon 11/11 11:30
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Mon 11/11 13:00
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Mon 11/11 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.

Mon 11/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Tue 12/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Tue 12/11 19:00
Poleeni, Pieksämäki

The Human Voice & The Bear on tour (fall 2013)

An evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear on tour.

Wed 13/11 19:00
Kuusankoskitalo, Kouvola

The Human Voice & The Bear on tour (fall 2013)

An evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear on tour.

Wed 13/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Thu 14/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Fri 15/11 19:00
Espoo, Louhi Hall

Finnish National Ballet Season’s Best 2013

The Finnish National Ballet presents a collection of its most captivating current repertoire in a visiting performance at Espoo's Louhi Hall.

Sat 16/11 11:30
The Almi Hall

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Sat 16/11 13:00
The Almi Hall

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Sat 16/11 14:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Mon 18/11 19:00
Raahesali, Raahe

The Human Voice & The Bear on tour (fall 2013)

An evening of opera in a double bill featuring Francis Poulenc's La voix humaine (The Human Voice) and William Walton's The Bear on tour.

Tue 19/11 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.

Tue 19/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Wed 20/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Deca Dance Helsinki

World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin returns to Finland with a new production: Deca Dance Helsinki. Naharin describes his new work as a mix of the here-and-now and past work drawing on passion, prowess and the power of imagination.

Fri 22/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013) (sold)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Sat 23/11 15:00
Main foyer

Music in the foyer (2013-2014)

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 23/11 18:00
The Almi Hall

Dance Schools' Contemporary Dance Happening 2013

The event will feature enthusiasts of contemporary, jazz and modern dance from all around Finland.

Sat 23/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Turandot (2013)

Turandot beheads all her wooers, but Prince Calaf risks it all to defy the peril. Can his love melt the ice princess' heart? Set in the fantastical setting of Peking, Turandot is Puccini's final luminously melodic masterwork.

Mon 25/11 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.

Mon 25/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Turandot (2013)

Turandot beheads all her wooers, but Prince Calaf risks it all to defy the peril. Can his love melt the ice princess' heart? Set in the fantastical setting of Peking, Turandot is Puccini's final luminously melodic masterwork.

Tue 26/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Wed 27/11 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 27/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Turandot (2013)

Turandot beheads all her wooers, but Prince Calaf risks it all to defy the peril. Can his love melt the ice princess' heart? Set in the fantastical setting of Peking, Turandot is Puccini's final luminously melodic masterwork.

Thu 28/11 19:00
Ekenäs church

Christmas Music Tour (2013)

As the holiday season draws nearer and the jubilee year draws to a close, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra leaves Helsinki behind and sets out on a festive Christmas music tour of the southern regions of Finland. Soloists and the children's choir of the Finnish National Opera join the orchestra in a heart-warming selection of holiday classics.

Thu 28/11 19:00
Main auditorium

The Snow Queen (autumn 2013) (sold)

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.

Fri 29/11 11:30
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Fri 29/11 13:00
Upper foyer

Photo Soup (2013)

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.

Fri 29/11 19:00
Main auditorium

Die tote Stadt (2013)

Erich Korngold's raging music merges with Kasper Holten's talented direction and Camilla Nylund's heartfelt performance to produce one of the Finnish National Opera's most celebrated productions.

Sat 30/11 14:00
Main auditorium

The Snow Queen (autumn 2013) (sold)

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.

Sat 30/11 18:00
Main auditorium

The Snow Queen (autumn 2013) (sold)

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.

Sat 30/11 19:00
Orimattila church

Christmas Music Tour (2013)

As the holiday season draws nearer and the jubilee year draws to a close, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra leaves Helsinki behind and sets out on a festive Christmas music tour of the southern regions of Finland. Soloists and the children's choir of the Finnish National Opera join the orchestra in a heart-warming selection of holiday classics.