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Total duration 2 h 45 min
1 performance
Main auditorium
37-129 €

Unique gala performance

Kenneth Greve will be ending his ten-year tenure as Artistic Director of the FNB in spring 2018. A gala performance will be held as a tribute to his time here, reliving some of the most memorable moments. The entire FNB will be contributing to the gala, and of course Kenneth himself! This unique and emotionally charged gala performance that is not to be missed.

Kenneth Greve_photo Karoliina Barlund

Ten years as director

Kenneth Greve brought many things to the FNB during his tenure: he set up a youth group for freshly graduated dancers, initiated the FNB’s annual summer tours around Finland and the ‘Ballet comes to Town’ events, where dance school pupils have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with members of the FNB. The ‘Ballet energy for boys’ project has successfully encouraged boys to take up ballet as a hobby, and motion in general has been promoted at schools through the ‘Muuv’ project.

Little mermaid

Top moments

Greve’s time at the FNB has included works by Finnish and international top choreographers, not forgetting his own contributions: Swan Lake, The Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid have become perennial favourites. Away from home, the FNB has performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen and at the Bunkamura Theatre in Tokyo. Greve also invited many world stars to the FNB, such as Svetlana Zakharova, Friedemann Vogel and Tamara Rojo.


“I will leave the FNB with contentment but of course with a heavy heart. It has been a wonderful ten years. Now it is time for my family to decide where we will go next, and we will be relocating in my wife’s home country France.”

– Kenneth Greve

Creative team

Performances and tickets

2 h 45 min
1 performance
Main auditorium
37-129 €
Sat 26.5.2018
at 19:00
sold out

Order refreshments here

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury for the season

See what you like: choose your favourites on this season’s rich menu.

Book your refreshments beforehand online or at the Opera Restaurant sales desk; you will have a much wider range to choose from, and you will not have to queue in the interval. Download the seating plan of the Opera Restaurant (PDF).

Opera Restaurant sales desk
Tel. +358 9 4030 2377 on weekdays 09.00–11.00 and 12.00–16.00
Service desk beside the box office in the Opera House foyer on the Töölönlahti side open from Tuesday to Friday 12.00–16.00