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Tero Saarinen – Jean Sibelius

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.

In the timeless tale from the Finnish national epic, Kullervo unknowingly seduces his own sister, kills his enemies and finally falls on his own sword. Why does everything go wrong for this tormented man? Tero Saarinen, a choreographer and director known for his all-embracing approach, matches his powerful movement language with music performed by orchestra, choir and soloists. There is much male energy on stage as the men of the Helsinki Philharmonic Choir join the men of the Chorus of the FNO.

Sibelius 150

Tickets EUR 24-118,50, stalls from EUR 76,50 (incl. service charge). Full details of seat prices for each performance and updated information about seats available at online sales.

Duration 1 h 50 min, 1 intermission (intermission 25 min)
Performed in Finnish, surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
  • Choreography Tero Saarinen
  • Music Jean Sibelius
  • Director Tero Saarinen
  • Conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste / Harri Karri
  • Sets Mikki Kunttu
  • Costumes Erika Turunen
  • Lighting design Mikki Kunttu

Show time: Fri 13 Feb 2015 19:00

Show time: Sat 14 Feb 2015 19:00

Show time: Wed 25 Feb 2015 19:00

Show time: Fri 27 Feb 2015 19:00

Show time: Tue 3 Mar 2015 19:00

Show time: Thu 5 Mar 2015 19:00

Show time: Sat 7 Mar 2015 14:00

Show time: Sat 14 Mar 2015 19:00