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FNOB celebrated the centenary of Finland’s independence with joy

The Opera and Ballet celebrated the centenary of Finland’s independence throughout 2017 with foreign tours and new productions. Our celebratory programme included two world premieres of Finnish works: the opera Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata by Sebastian Fagerlund and the ballet extravaganza Land of Kalevala.

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The Snow Queen visited Copenhagen

In one of the top moments of the centenary year of Finland’s independence, the Finnish National Ballet visited Copenhagen in January 2017 and age four performances of Kenneth Greve’s hugely successful ballet The Snow Queen at the Royal Danish Opera from 27 to 29 Jan 2017.

Muumipeikko ja Taikurin hattu_photo Saara Salmi

Finnish National Ballet on tour in Japan

The Finnish National Ballet visited Tokyo and Osaka in Japan in April 2017. The tour programme included a new Moomin ballet by Kenneth Greve. Moomin and the Magician’s Hat is based on Tove Jansson’s book Trollkarlens hatt (Finn Family Moomintroll). The ballet got it’s European premiere in January 2018.