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Total duration 2 h 35 min
1 intermission (25 min)
41 performances
2.11.2018 – 12.1.2019
Entertainment
Main auditorium
tickets
20-109 €
Perfomed in english
Surtitles in Finnish and swedish

Over 100 sell-out performances in Finland and Sweden

One of the most popular productions ever at the Finnish National Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera, makes a comeback to the Opera House in November 2018.

In the 2015–2016 season, the entire performance schedule was sold out before the premiere, meaning a total of over 70 000 tickets. The production, which has also been an overwhelming success while on loan at Göteborgsoperan in Gothenburg, has been loved by critics in both Finland and Sweden.

“Scary, delicate and sexy.” – Expressen
”The musical craftsmanship is first class.” – Svenska Dagbladet
“Dazzling and magnificent.” – Göteborgs Posten
”Finland will never see this Phantom outperformed.” – Etelä-Suomen Sanomat
“The Phantom of the Opera takes your breath away.” – Suomen kuvalehti

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“This is exactly where the world’s most popular musical should be staged, seen and heard: at the opera.”

– Helsingin Sanomat

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”Hide your face,
so the world will never find you!”

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“Sing, my Angel of music!”

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The Gothic spectacle is bursting with love, passion and jealousy.

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The return of The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1986) by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is probably the world’s most popular musical. Its original production is still being performed in London (since 1986), and it is estimated to have been seen by 140 million people to date.

In 2015, the Finnish National Opera became one of the few companies worldwide to be allowed to create a completely original production of the musical. The result was a production unprecedented in its scale. Set designer Teppo Järvinen and costume designer Marjaana Mutanen based their visual conception on the era of Leroux’s novel but added elements from other eras too.

A set designer’s perspective on The Phantom of the Opera

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“With a symphony orchestra, the Chorus of the FNO, a 12-member dance ensemble and classically trained soloists, I believe it is safe to say that no better production of Phantom than this can ever be staged in Finland.”

– Etelä-Suomen Sanomat

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Synopsis

The year is 1861. A new opera is being rehearsed at the Opéra Populaire. In the middle of the rehearsal, a backdrop counterweight suddenly falls to the floor: the Phantom of the Opera has caused yet another accident. Carlotta, the diva of the Opéra, refuses to perform a role assigned to her, and an inexperienced chorus girl named Christine is given her big chance. The performance is successful, and Christine reports to her friend that she has been taking voice lessons from a mysterious figure, the ‘Angel of Music’.

The Phantom insists that Christina be given the lead role in the next opera. The directors and staff, however, decide to defy the Phantom’s edict. The accidents continue. Later, the Phantom demands that the Opéra produce an opera written by him, with a lead role tailored for Christine.

The opera directors agree, but only because they intend to take the opportunity to apprehend the Phantom at the premiere. The plan backfires: the Phantom murders the star tenor of the Opéra and appears on stage in costume to sing a duet with Christine. As Christine unmasks the Phantom in full view of the audience, he is enraged and drags Christine with him into the cellars. The opera staff follow in pursuit, including Raoul, a patron of the opera and Christine’s beloved. The Phantom captures Raoul and threatens to kill him unless Christine agrees to marry the Phantom. Christine makes her choice, and when the rest of the opera staff arrive, the Phantom has vanished.

Peek behind the scenes

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Astonishing facts about The Phantom of the Opera

300 costumes, 175 mixer channels and the fabulous ”Ferrari Team” behind the scenes. Check out these surprising facts about the hit musical.

Creative team

Music
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by
Charles Hart
Additional lyrics by
Richard Stilgoe
Director
Tiina Puumalainen
Sets
Teppo Järvinen
Costumes
Marjaana Mutanen
Choreography
Osku Heiskanen
Lighting design
Timo Alhanen
Sound design
Andreas "Stanley" Lönnquist

Cast

Tove Aman
Confidante of the countess (in the opera il muto)
Roland Liiv
Dandy 1 (in the opera il muto), dandy 2 (in the opera il muto), passarino (in the opera don juan triumphant)
Juhana Suninen
Dandy 1 (in the opera il muto), passarino (in the opera don juan triumphant)
Tapani Plathan, photo Mirka Kleemola
Don attilio (in the opera il muto)

Performances and tickets

2 h 35 min
1 intermission (25 min)
41 performances
2.11.2018 – 12.1.2019
Entertainment
Main auditorium
tickets
20-109 €
Perfomed in english
Surtitles in Finnish and swedish
Mon 17.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Tue 18.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Thu 20.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Fri 21.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Wed 26.12.2018
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Thu 27.12.2018
at 12:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Thu 27.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Fri 28.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 29.12.2018
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 29.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Mon 31.12.2018
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Fri 4.1.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 5.1.2019
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 5.1.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Thu 10.1.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Fri 11.1.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 12.1.2019
at 14:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Sat 12.1.2019
at 19:00
Päänäyttämö
sold out
Fri 2.11.2018
at 19:00
Sat 3.11.2018
at 14:00
Tue 6.11.2018
at 19:00
Wed 7.11.2018
at 19:00
Thu 8.11.2018
at 19:00
Fri 9.11.2018
at 19:00
Thu 15.11.2018
at 19:00
Sat 17.11.2018
at 19:00
Wed 21.11.2018
at 19:00
Thu 22.11.2018
at 19:00
Mon 26.11.2018
at 19:00
Tue 27.11.2018
at 19:00
Sat 1.12.2018
at 14:00
Sat 1.12.2018
at 19:00
Mon 3.12.2018
at 19:00
Tue 4.12.2018
at 19:00
Wed 5.12.2018
at 12:00
Fri 7.12.2018
at 12:00
Fri 7.12.2018
at 19:00
Mon 10.12.2018
at 19:00
Thu 13.12.2018
at 19:00
Fri 14.12.2018
at 12:00
Fri 14.12.2018
at 19:00

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.

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

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A taste of Christmas at the Opera

Celebrate Christmas at the Opera House! A sumptuous and delicious festive buffet will be laid out in the Main Foyer from 17 to 21 December from 5.30 p.m.

You can pre-order the Christmas buffet in the online store of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Online sales end 45 minutes before the evening’s performance. Until 4 p.m. on the day of performance, pre-orders are also accepted via our telephone service or the Opera House customer service desk.

We hope you enjoy our festive feast!