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Total duration 2 h 15 min
1 intermission (25 min)
15 performances
2.11.2019 – 28.11.2019
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-119 €
Performed in Finnish, German, French and Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

The circus is back in town

CircOpera; Koit Soasepp

Ladies, gentlemen and little ones! See the world’s strongest man and hear the world’s largest circus orchestra! Experience hair-raising choral sound and an acrobat hanging by the hair! You will not see this anywhere else!

#CircOpera #FNOCircOpera

CircOpera

Opera and circus – when these two grandiose art forms were first put together, the result was a mind-blowing spectacle that sold out lightning fast. In autumn 2019 the Opera House will again turn into a circus, as CircOpera makes a rapturous re-entrance.

The show by international music and acrobatics stars makes for an ideal first experience of either art form. Naturally, there’s a story about looking for love, and finding it – we are at the opera, after all.

Recommended for children over the age of 5. 

A spectacular show for the whole family

CircOpera; Hanna Rantala

“It is a night of surprises. In CircOpera, we offer laughter, smiles, excitement and danger.”

– Jere Erkkilä, director

A totally thrilling spectacle

CircOpera

Audience feedback

CircOpera was exactly the kind of cheerful and energetic performance you need to get through the pessimism of the Finnish autumn! Enchanting, magical, exciting!”

“Excellent entertainment. I warmly recommend this to everyone looking for a fun and relaxing evening.”

“An incredible show. Excitement and exhilaration for children, fueled by music. Visually impressive and wonderful for adults, too. I recommend this for all ages. Truly entertaining and memorable. In the words of a 10-year-old: This was the best birthday present you could imagine!”

CircOpera was my best ever experience at the opera. Beautiful, wonderful, bold, exciting, fun, exultant. The applause and yelling of the audience was just as authentic.”

Opera hit parade

CircOpera presents a veritable hit parade of opera numbers suitable for both first-time visitors and hardcore opera fans, including the following:

‘Au fond du temple saint’, duet from the opera Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet

‘Flight of the bumble-bee’ from the opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

‘Largo al factotum’, aria from the opera Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini

March from the opera The Love for Three Oranges by Sergei Prokofiev

Meditation from the opera Thaïs by Jules Massenet

‘Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben’, aria from the opera Zaide by W.A. Mozart

‘O Fortuna’ from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff

…and favourites by Bellini, Handel, Rossini, Shostakovich, J. Strauss and Verdi

Creative team

Director
Jere Erkkilä
Circus choreography
Sanna Silvennoinen
Ballet choreography
Ville Valkonen
Visual design
Mark Väisänen
Lighting design, video design
Kimmo Ruskela

Cast

Mid-air acrobatics
Onni Hämäläinen
tossut

Ballet Finland

The dance in CircOpera is by the ballet company Ballet Finland, managed by Jouka Valkama.

Performances & Tickets

2 h 15 min
1 intermission (25 min)
15 performances
2.11.2019 – 28.11.2019
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-119 €
Performed in Finnish, German, French and Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Sat 2.11.2019
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Sat 2.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Tue 5.11.2019
at 11:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Wed 6.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Thu 7.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Fri 8.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Tue 12.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Thu 14.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Sat 16.11.2019
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Sat 16.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Wed 20.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Thu 21.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Sat 23.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Tue 26.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
on sale
Thu 28.11.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out

You can buy individual tickets for season 2019–2020 performances in our online store at a 10% discount until 15 June. This discount only applies to normal priced tickets (not the H price category) to Main Stage performances. The discount is not given for tickets to visiting productions. Refreshment sales will start later in April.

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Order refreshments online

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury treats

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our new online store. Refreshment sales for season 2019–2020 will start later in April.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.