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Total duration 3 h
1 intermission (30 min)
8 performances
18.3.2020 – 24.4.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Russian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

All Opera and Ballet performances of the spring season are cancelled

Due to the coronavirus epidemic the Opera House is closed, and all the remaining Opera and Ballet performances of the spring season are cancelled. We want to secure the health and safety of our audiences and our staff.

The second part of Richard Wagner’s RING tetralogy, Die Walküre, and the last ballet premiere of the spring, COW, will be postponed to autumn season. 

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An opera of great yearning

Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music combined with Pushkin’s poem of unfulfilled longing resulted in one of the most moving works in the history of opera. This beautiful and insightful production directed by Marco Arturo Marelli focuses on the wistful memories of Onegin, weary with his life.

Recommended for children over the age of 12. 

Eugene Onegin; Olesya Golovneva

It begins with desires and dreams, the yearning for life to begin and love to be found. Then suddenly, it’s already over. All that’s left is broken hearts, lost hope, painful memories, and unanswered questions: where did my youth go, why did I not take my chances?

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Eugene Onegin; Josef Wagner; Olesya Golovneva

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Marco Arturo Marelli

“There was something completely new in Eugene Onegin: it featured realistic young people, with all their feelings, longings, disappointments and doubts. Every one of us has experienced something similar. That is what makes Eugene Onegin so very valuable.”

– Marco Arturo Marellli, director

Eugene Onegin

“Eugene Onegin – I think this just became my new favourite opera. The music was enchanting, the sets were stunning and the costumes magnificent. The performance impressed and moved me, it was as close to perfection as it gets. This evening fuelled me with new energy for everyday life.”

– Audience feedback

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Tchaikovsky’s music is an irresistible journey into the lives of Tatyana, Onegin, Lensky and Olga, a revisit to the passion of youth. It’d be difficult not to fall for this opera.

Synopsis

Tatiana falls in love with Onegin and writes him a letter, but Onegin does not care for her. Olga, for her part, is loved by Lensky, but their happiness is cut short as Lensky is killed in a duel with Onegin. Years later, Onegin returns and finds Tatiana married to Gremin. Now it is Onegin who writes a love letter, but Tatiana has already made up her mind.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

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Creative team

Music
Pjotr Tšaikovski
Director, sets, lighting design
Marco Arturo Marelli
Costumes
Dagmar Niefind

Cast

Performances & Tickets

3 h
1 intermission (30 min)
8 performances
18.3.2020 – 24.4.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Russian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Wed 1.4.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
cancelled
Thu 16.4.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
cancelled
Sat 18.4.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
cancelled
Fri 24.4.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
cancelled
Wed 18.3.2020
at 19:00
Fri 20.3.2020
at 19:00
Thu 26.3.2020
at 19:00
Sat 28.3.2020
at 19:00

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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 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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Radisson Blue etu Oopperan ja Baletin asiakkaille

Special offer at Radisson Blu

As a guest of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet you will enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki Radisson Blu Hotels at a special price.

We offer you 20% off the daily rate. Luxury accommodation includes accommodation for two at your chosen hotel in Helsinki, glasses of sparkling on arrival, relaxing Blu Dreams and a superb Super Breakfast.

Reservation code: OPERA