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Total duration 3 h 20 min
1 intermission (30 min)
Main Stage
15-109 €
Performed in Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

Performances in spring 2021 cancelled

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet performances in spring 2021 have been cancelled.
The performances of Swan Lake and of Cavalleria rusticana & I Pagliacci have been postponed to the 2021/2022 season. RING returns in August 2022. The repertoire for the 2021/2022 season will be announced on 28 April.
We will contact customers who have bought tickets and/or refreshments for the cancelled performances.

Twists and turns and dangerous liaisons

Marcellina calls in an old debt in order to get married to Figaro, who is engaged to Susanna, who is lusted after by the Count, whose wife still loves him but is the object of Cherubino’s affections…

Mozart’s radiant music turns a messy relationship medley into a timeless comedy of human desires and emotions. The seamless union of the music and the libretto makes Le nozze di Figaro the most perfect masterpiece in its genre. This glorious opera will delight those new to opera, too.

Recommended for children over the age of 12.

Le nozze di Figaro

”I think Le nozze di Figaro is the world’s best opera because of the seamless way the libretto and music work together, and great timing. All the elements come together wonderfully.”

– Director Anna Kelo


Serious questions about the rights of nobility and their servant bubble underneath the frolicking and fantastic music. Anna Kelo’s fresh interpretation is a light-hearted yet sharp take on the conflicts between social classes and sexes. The sets and costumes reflect the splendour of Mozart’s era.

Listen to Le nozze di Figaro


Figaron häät

Creative team

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Anna Kelo
Jani Uljas
Erika Turunen
Lighting design, projection design
Mikki Kunttu
Riikka Räsänen


Valtteri Gutev


Figaro and Susanna are about to get married. First, however, they need permission from the Count. Susanna reveals that the Count like to claim his ”right of the first night” to bed her on her wedding night.

Figaro and Susanna’s wedding also faces another threat. Figaro has borrowed money off Marcellina and promised to marry her if he can’t pay back his debt. With the help of Bartolo, Marcellina is planning to hold him to account.

Susanna and Figaro begin to plot to rescue their wedding. The situation becomes even more muddled by the Countess, who’s been jilted by the Count, and Cherubino, who falls head over heels with all women, including the Countess.

All this sets off a chain of events full of secret letters, disguises, relentless plotting, and confusion. At the end of the chaotic day, all misunderstandings have been cleared, and everyone is forgiven. The Count gives his blessing to the marriage of Susanna and Figaro.

You can read the full synopsis and other background information in the programme booklet.

Fans' verdict

Fans review Le nozze di Figaro

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”A super approachable opera that reminds me of the Downton Abbey television series.”


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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.

Stay and enjoy

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Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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