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Total duration 25 min
26 performances
13.9.2017 – 26.5.2018
On the road
Balcony foyer
Performed in Swedish

Opera for kids now also in Swedish

Arranged to suit the discerning tastes of our younger audiences, the Barber of Seville is now also performed in Swedish! For the Småttningarnas konststund: Barberaren i Sevilla performance: the work was translated into Swedish thanks to the 30,000 euro grant from the Svenska Kulturfonden i Björneborg foundation for the Finnish National Opera. The Swedish-language performance premiered in Pori in September 2017. In spring 2018 the performance will also be seen in Espoo, Kauniainen, Turku and at the National Opera in Helsinki. The Swedish translation is by Jan Granberg.

Performances in spring 2018

In spring 2018 the Swedish version of The Barber of Seville will be seen in Turku in April 24th and 25th, in Kauniainen in April 24th and in Espoo on May 25th and 26th. The performances in external venues are mostly intended for daycare groups. Performances in balcony foyer of the Opera House on Mon 14 May at 3.30 pm and Tue 15 May at 3.30 pm are suitable for everyone. For those performances you can buy tickets at lippu.fi webshop.

The enrolment for performances for daycare groups in the Opera House starts on 14th February:

Tue 25 Apr 9.30 and 10.30 Åbo Svenska teatern (Enroll here)
Wed 26 Apr 9.30 and 10.30 Åbo Svenska teatern (Enroll here)

Mon 14 May 9.30, 10.30 and 2.30 pm Opera House, balcony foyer (enrolment via e-mail taaperot(at)opera.fi)
Tue 15 May 9.30, 10.30 and 2.30 pm Opera House, balcony foyer (enrolment via e-mail taaperot(at)opera.fi)

Thu 24 May 9.30, 10.30 and 1 pm Nya Paviljongen (enrolment via e-mail richard.silin(at)grankulla.fi)

Fri 25 May 9.30, 10.30 and 1 pm Vindängen (enrolment via e-mail kultur-info(at)espoo.fi)
Sat 26 May 9.30, 10.30 and 1 pm Vindängen (enrolment via e-mail kultur-info(at)espoo.fi)

Taaperoiden taidetuokio: Saara Kiiveri

Cheerful and colourful opera

Help! Rosina is in trouble! She likes the Count, but Bartolo forces her to marry himself instead. Who could help? Figaro, of course! Familiar tunes from The Barber of Seville are used in this fun performance suitable for everyone from the age of 2.

This art break for toddlers presents the familiar opera in a new guise. There is plenty of chaos and humour with twists and turns as the characters in a charming miniature theatre come to life. The principal action and greatest hits in the opera have been condensed to less than 30 minutes.

Taaperoiden taidetuokio: Sevillan Parturi; Sampo Haapaniemi, Saara Kiiveri

Join in

The audience is invited to join in: everyone is doing a lot of things in these productions, with soloists in multiple roles, and the musicians are not always what they seem.

Creative team

Libretto and director
Juhani Koivisto

Sets and Costumes
Anna Kontek

The work was translated into Swedish thanks to the 30,000 euro grant from the Svenska Kulturfonden i Björneborg foundation for the Finnish National Opera.

On stage

Soprano
Saara Kiiveri

Baritone
Sampo Haapaniemi

Guitar
Taavi Kiviranta

Flute
Martta Jämsä

Performances

25 min
26 performances
13.9.2017 – 26.5.2018
On the road
Balcony foyer
Performed in Swedish
Wed 13.9.2017
at 9:30
Wed 13.9.2017
at 10:30
Wed 13.9.2017
at 15:30
Wed 13.9.2017
at 16:30
Thu 14.9.2017
at 9:30
Thu 14.9.2017
at 10:30
Thu 14.9.2017
at 15:30
Thu 14.9.2017
at 16:30
Wed 25.4.2018
at 9:30
Wed 25.4.2018
at 10:30
Wed 25.4.2018
at 18:00
Thu 26.4.2018
at 9:30
Thu 26.4.2018
at 10:30
Mon 14.5.2018
at 14:30
Mon 14.5.2018
at 15:30
Tue 15.5.2018
at 14:30
Tue 15.5.2018
at 15:30
Thu 24.5.2018
at 9:30
Thu 24.5.2018
at 10:30
Thu 24.5.2018
at 13:00
Fri 25.5.2018
at 9:30
Fri 25.5.2018
at 10:30
Fri 25.5.2018
at 13:00
Sat 26.5.2018
at 10:00
Sat 26.5.2018
at 11:30
Sat 26.5.2018
at 13:00