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Six 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 six different delightful productions. Take your pick from comedy to tragedy and timeless classics to contemporary gems – it’s a feast of festive fun for visitors of all ages. Explore the options and choose the perfect gift package for your loved ones online – or why not treat yourself in these trying times?

Christmas preparations start here. We’ve made it as easy as 1-2-3!
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 chocolate cakes. The offer is valid until 23 December. Act fast, as package availability is limited. Gift packages are available for performances from 30 December 2020 to 27 May 2021. 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.

Explore the gift packages

Opera from 15 December 2020 to 9 January 2021
W. A. Mozart

Le nozze di Figaro

To pay off a debt, Marcellina plans to marry Figaro, who’d prefer to marry Susanna, who is lusted after by the count, whose wife Cherubino desires. Mozart’s vibrant music turns the tangled web of relationships into a timeless comedy about human desires and emotions. The seamless union of the music and libretto makes Le nozze di Figaro the perfect masterpiece in its genre.

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

Individual tickets for seats in the stalls without refreshments from €79

The offer does not apply to performances 15 and 17 December.

Ballet from 16 January to 6 February 2021
Astrid Lindgren – Pär Isberg – Stefan Nilsson, Georg Riedel

Pippi Longstocking

Pippi Longstocking is an enthralling, child-friendly ballet with a vivid expression sure to keep adults entertained, too. The fun and moving performance exudes 1950s nostalgia and offers a mix of amusement, fast-paced frolics and colour – a superb start for January and the new year.

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

Individual tickets for seats in the stalls without refreshments from €69

Ballet premiere 26 February 2021 /
Other performances 27 February to 27 May 2021
David McAllister – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the world’s most famous ballet, which combines Tchaikovsky’s musical splendour with a visual world of stunning beauty. Now the Finnish National Ballet presents a brand-new choreography by David McAllister. Though specifically created for the Finnish audience, it stays true to the traditions of this classic work.

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

Individual tickets for seats in the stalls without refreshments from €79

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Opera from 6 to 25 March 2021
Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly

Made in authentic Japanese style, Madama Butterfly is one of Giacomo Puccini’s most beautiful compositions. Puccini poured his most heart-wrenching music into this story of a young girl’s love and disappointment. The opera, full of tears and longing, is also an ideal introduction to the genre for first-timers.

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

Individual tickets to seats in the stalls without refreshments from €69

Opera premiere 26 March 2021 /
Other performances 7 April to 8 May 2021
Pietro Mascagni – Ruggiero Leoncavallo

Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci

Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci paved the way for the rise of realism in opera. This production of two one-act operas was first seen at London’s Royal Opera House in 2015, where it was an immediate hit.

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

Individual tickets for seats in the stalls without refreshments from €69

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Ballet premiere 23 April 2021 /
Other performances 24 April to 15 May 2021
Akram Khan – Fei Bo – Justin Peck

Triple Bill: World Wide Dance

Triple Bill: World Wide Dance takes you on a trip around the world. The contemporary dance premiere at the Finnish National Ballet features arresting choreographies by three rapidly rising talents,  Akram Khan, Fei Bo and Justin Peck.

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

Individual tickets for seats in the stalls without refreshments from €69

The offer does not apply to premieres.

Dress up for the festive season

Costume Designer Erika Turunen has created three different face mask styles for us. Dress to the nines for the festive season’s performances and buy a face mask at the Opera Shop at €12 each.

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