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Eight gifts to get you so emotional

Giving presents is great, but nothing beats receiving them. May we present this year’s perfect Christmas gifts? At the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, we’ve wrapped up eight different delightful productions. Explore the options and choose the perfect gift package for your loved ones online – or why not treat yourself?

Christmas preparations start here.
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’s Pastries. 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 there is no intermission in performances of Salome. You can enjoy the refreshments before the performance only. 

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 15 January. Gift package to La Traviata can only be exchanged for another performance no later than 48 hours before the start time of the original performance. Tickets to La Traviata’s performance 20 January can only by changed no later than 15 January. 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

opera FROM 10 December 2021 to 20 January 2022
Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

This romantic story of young love overshadowed by illness is the most popular Verdi opera ever performed at the FNOB. The current production has been in the repertoire since 1988, with almost 200 performances. And there is no end in sight, thanks in part to the shining white 19th-century style set but above all to the immortal music of Verdi.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €159 (gift package for one from €79,50)

The offer does not apply to performances 10 to 29 December 2021.

OPERA premiere 28 january 2022 / Other performances 1 to 24 fEBRUARY 2022
BENJAMIN BRITTEN

Billy Budd

Benjamin Britten’s sea-themed masterpiece makes its first appearance at the Finnish National Opera in spring 2022. The stirring production evokes the claustrophobic ambience of a World War II submarine. Billy Budd reveals not only suppressed passions and the burden of guilt, but also the power of beauty and liberation. The intensive story gets under the skin and reflects the very core of humanity.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €159 (gift package for one from €79,50)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Operetta from 11 FEBRUARY to 10 March 2022
franz lehár

The Merry Widow

It’s no surprise that this story of a wealthy widow’s marriage worries has become the world’s favourite operetta. Franz Lehár’s bright and bubbly work offers genuine old-school glamour, merrymaking with Parisian nobility, catchy melodies, and can-can. How could an operetta evening possibly be more perfect?

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €159 (gift package for one from €79,50)

ballet premiere 25 february 2022 / Other performances 26 FEBRUARY to 14 May 2022
jorma elo – jean sibelius

Sibelius

Jorma Elo’s new ballet is about Jean Sibelius and his creativity, which inspires him to push forward. Nevertheless, his life wouldn’t be possible without Aino – her love, creativity and understanding. Though Jean is the main character, the story is both Aino’s and Jean’s. Their love is at the heart of the ballet.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €169 (gift package for one from €84,50)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

opera premiere 18 march 2022 / Other performances 22 march to 29 april 2022
richard strauss

Salome

After Salome’s world premiere in 1905, Richard Strauss became an opera composer whose name was on everyone’s lips. Sensational in its time, Salome was received with both wonder and shock, thanks to its theme combining religion and eroticism and its groundbreaking musical language. The one act opera is one of the most powerful and intensive representations of the genre of all time.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €169 (gift package for one from €84,50)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Please note that this performance has no intermission. You can enjoy the refreshments before the performance only. 

opera 31 march to 30 april 2022
gaetano donizetti

Don Pasquale

These melodies are literally music to your ears. With its musical-esque, cheerful and lively tunes, Don Pasquale is a perfect example of easily digestible and superbly enjoyable music theatre. This time the events take place in 1950s Italy. The audience gets to savour lush Mediterranean scenery, stylish costumes, and above all, exhilaratingly Italian music. The scene is set for fabulously fresh springtime frolics.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €159 (gift package for one from €79,50)

BALLET 6 to 22 april 2022
MARJO KUUSELA – EERO OJANEN

The Seven Brothers

The Seven Brothers by Aleksis Kivi is a classic tale known to all Finnish people, a seminal work in Finnish literature and as such regarded as the national novel. It is set in the lands of Nurmijärvi and details the rough lives of the unruly Jukola brothers. The beloved choreography classic will return to the Finnish National Ballet stage to mark the centenary celebrations.

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €149 (gift package for one from €74,50)

BALLET PREMIERE 6 May 2022 / OTHER PERFORMANCES 7 to 25 MAY 2022
NUUTINEN – KVARNSTRÖM – saarinen

Triple Bill: Made in Finland

In the Finnish National Ballet’s centenary year, Triple Bill showcases three internationally acclaimed Finnish choreographers. The new works by Kenneth Kvarnström, Johanna Nuutinen and Tero Saarinen all share the same lighting designer, Joonas Tikkanen. The costumes are by Erika Turunen and Kenneth Kvarnström. This evening is truly Made in Finland!

GIFT PACKAGE FOR TWO FROM €139 (gift package for one from €69,50)

The offer does not apply to premieres.

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