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Small in size, big on emotion

You know the festive season is near, when good things at the Finnish National Opera come in small packages. Though they’re not all about making merry, the six wonderful productions we’ve wrapped up this Christmas are definitely big on emotion. What’s more, they all represent different genres and cater for different tastes. Giving doesn’t get any easier than this – all you need to do is pick your favourite. If you’re spoilt for choice, just opt for a Finnish National Opera and Ballet gift voucher and leave the final decision to your loved ones.

Let the Christmas festivities begin!
Gift package for two

Includes two tickets to the best seats in the stalls as well as interval refreshments from a buffet: coffee/team and Opera Cakes. The offer is valid until 22 December. Act fast, as package availability is limited. The offer does not apply to premieres.

You can buy a gift package for one, two, or even ten people. Choose your seats online from the stalls in price category B or C and select ticket type ‘GIFT PACKAGE’. The refreshments in the package can be collected in the first interval from the Opera Restaurant’s pick-up counter at Juha Corner.

Please note that gift packages are non-refundable. They can only be exchanged for another performance of the chosen opera or ballet no later than 10 January 2023. To exchange tickets, call our customer service or visit our customer service desk in Töölönlahti. Tickets cannot be exchanged by e-mail.

Explore the gift packages

BALLET 14 january to 3 february 2023
LIAM SCARLETT – GEORGES BIZET

Carmen

The love story of the world’s most popular opera takes to the ballet stage. It’s the 1930s in Spain, and the civil war is about to begin. In the distressing times everyone must fend for themselves to stay alive. The dramatic ballet to the rousing music of George Bizet is packed with passion.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €152 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €79)

OPERA premiere 28 january 2023
Other performances 31 january to 4 march 2023
giacomo puccini

Turandot

Princess Turandot poses three questions to her suitors. The only way to stay alive is to answer them correctly. The new, visually stunning Turandot crystallises Puccini’s great opera classic into a universal message: it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from – we’re all looking for love.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €176 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €89)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Opera 11 FEBRUARY to 25 february
dmitri Shostakovich

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

This interpretation of Shostakovich’s affecting opera is so fierce that it makes the very best crime series look tame. The premiere of the thriller-esque production was a veritable phenomenon, which was showered with critical acclaim. It’s a ferocious fight for love that merges the beautiful with the grotesque and tangible realism with wild imagination.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €142 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €69)

ballet premiere 24 february 2023
Other performances 28 FEBRUARY to 23 March 2023
TAMARA ROJO – ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV

Raymonda

Raymonda, a noblewoman, wants to participate in the war effort and heads to the front to care for injured soldiers. Then love takes her by surprise, and she faces a difficult choice. The Finnish National Ballet’s new interpretation of the ballet takes the story to the Crimean War in the 1850s, with specific focus on women’s experience.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €152 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €79)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

BALlet 1 to 25 april 2023
val caniparoli

Jekyll & Hyde

While the mysterious villain Edward Hyde is wreaking havoc in London, Dr. Jekyll is making human experiments in his laboratory. The ballet digs deep into the contradictions of the human mind. It takes the audience to Victorian London and its twilight streets, the menacing ambience of a mental hospital and the elegant circles of the upper classes.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €148 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €79)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

The Magic Flute
opera 15 to 26 april 2023
w. a. mozart

The Magic Flute

This riotous production combining animation with singers performing on stage has been critically acclaimed across the board. The story unravels in the spirit of the golden age of silent film, bringing the immensely rich fantasy world of the Magic Flute to life. The classic tale of Tamino seeking Pamina and Papageno pining for Papagena is still there, as is Mozart’s enchanting music.

CHRISTMAS PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €152 (price category C, individual tickets to the stalls without interval refreshments starting from €79)

A gift voucher is on everyone’s list

We totally understand that it can be hard to pick a performance for someone else. What’s more, some people cherish the chance to follow their own flights of fancy. Thankfully, a Finnish National Opera and Ballet gift voucher will help you fulfil everyone’s wishes.

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