Madeleine Onne has been appointed as the new Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet. The Board of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet made their final decision in a meeting held today, Tuesday October the 10th. The Board invited the personnel groups of the Opera and Ballet to share their views on the appointment, and their statements were unanimously positive. Onne will start her new position in August 2018.
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.
Conductor Patrick Fournillier will start as the National Opera and Ballet’s Principal Guest Conductor in the coming season.
Gita Kadambi has been appointed as the General Director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The Board made the final decision in their meeting today, on May the 18th. Kadambi will start in her new role in January 2018.
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is looking for a new General Director and a new Artistic Director of the Ballet.
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company remains the main co-operation partner of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. The co-operation that started in 1984 will continue until the end of 2018 as part of a new contract.