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Jorma Elo – Joseph Haydn, G. F. Händel, Gottfried Stölzel

Alice in Wonderland

23.8.2019 – 28.5.2020

Fall into a fairy-tale world

”Everyone knows Alice in Wonderland. Now, Finland’s own world famous choreographer Jorma Elo has made Alice into a ballet. This wonderful performance, with the characters from the book dancing throughout the performance, is truly an experience for the whole family.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Alice in Wonderland
McGregor – Balanchine – Robbins

Triple Bill

27.9.2019 – 12.10.2019

Three dance works in one evening

”I love triple bills! With three different ballets, three different choreographers and three different kinds of music, there’s something for everyone. The dancers of the FNB can really show you what they can do – it’s like a “masters of the dance” evening.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Tripla 2019
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Die tote Stadt

5.10.2019 – 18.10.2019

When words are not enough, you need opera

”Kasper Holten’s version of Korngold’s opera is one of the most magnificent works in our repertoire. The ingenious sets provide an astounding, beautiful and multidimensional visual feast. An evening of masterful opera is guaranteed.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Die tote Stadt
Sebastian Fagerlund

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata

15.11.2019 – 12.12.2019

The cinema classic as an acclaimed opera

”Sebastian Fagerlund’s opera Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, based on a novel of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, was a critics’ favourite in 2017. This ravishing relationship drama will return to the FNO repertoire, starred by one of today’s most important opera artists, Anne Sofie von Otter.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Höstsonaten; Anne Sofie von Otter
Astrid Lindgren – Pär Isberg – Stefan Nilsson, Georg Riedel

Pippi Longstocking

29.11.2019 – 21.12.2019

The world’s strongest ballet!

”Roller skates, monkeys on a skate board, dancers flying in the air – anything can happen when Pippi’s around. Bring everyone you know from the age of 3 to 100 to this wonderful performance.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Pippi Longstocking
Richard Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

24.1.2020 – 15.2.2020

”A stage version of Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen for the first time at the current premises of the FNO. Director Katie Mitchell’s production is an excellent example of modern European regietheater. One of the season’s highlights will be the interpretation of the role of Ariadne by Miina-Liisa Värelä, whose rise to European opera fame has been astronomical.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Ariadne auf Naxos
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida; Mika Pohjonen; Veronika Dzhioeva

Aida

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‘Memories of the Future’ immersive art competition winner is Echo

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s international open call for concepts for an immersive, interactive art piece has now officially concluded. Out of 195 applications, 8 teams were shortlisted to take part in the Finals at the First Session Conference (30th to 31st May) in Helsinki, Finland. The winning team’s working title for the art piece is Echo, and it will be premiered by 2020.
Lintu Hannu 2, photo Veikko Kähkönen

Hannu Lintu appointed as Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Hannu Lintu has been appointed Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Lintu will start in his new role in January 2022.

Lilli Paasikivi’s term as Artistic Director extended up to 2023

The Board of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet has decided to extend Lilli Paasikivi’s term as the Artistic Director of the National Opera by three years up to 31st July 2023.
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