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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Fri 6.10. 19:00 / Main auditorium
Lady of Camellias

Lady of the Camellias

Thu 21.9. 19:00 / Main auditorium
The Cunning Little Vixen

The Cunning Little Vixen

Sat 14.10. 14:00 / Main auditorium
Lady of the Camellias

It was just lovely. The choreography and the level of perfection and detail in the music and dance is a pleasure to watch. Bravo from a german visitor.

Dominic Schmidt


Fri 22.9. 19:00 / Main auditorium
HITtoCaBBAret; Lise&Gertrud; Lassi Sairela; Eeva Soini; Toni Laakkonen; James McNamara © Matti Kivekäs

Dance Theatre ERI: HITtoCaBBAret

Sat 23.9. 14:00 / Almi hall
Meet the Masters

Meet the Masters – Code to Joy

Thu 28.9. 19:00 / Main auditorium
Anne Sofie von Otter

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata

Sat 23.9. 19:00 / Main auditorium
Music in the foyer

Music in the foyer

Sat 23.9. 15:00 / Main foyer
Pieni Merenneito
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Award-winning Finnish novel Ice is adapted into an opera

In January 2019 the Finnish National Opera will host the world premiere of a new opera from Finland based on Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s bestselling novel Ice. The novel was awarded the Finlandia prize, Finland’s most prestigious literary award, in 2012.
Patrick Fourmillier

A new Principal Guest Conductor at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Conductor Patrick Fournillier will start as the National Opera and Ballet’s Principal Guest Conductor in the coming season.
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Anna Kelo to direct the new Ring cycle at FNO

The new Finnish productions of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen will be staged at National Opera from 2019 to 2021. Anna Kelo has been selected to direct the epic sequence, which will be conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.
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