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.
“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.”
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
You can buy individual tickets and/or refreshments 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 and alcoholic drinks and it’s exclusive to our online store.
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 online store.
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.
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