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Total duration 1 h 10 min
6 performances
2.3.2021 – 6.3.2021
Guest performances
Almi Hall
29-92 €

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.

Finland’s finest conjure a gripping fusion of classic and contemporary

World-renowned choreographer Tero Saarinen’s latest brings new dimensions to opera pioneer Claudio Monteverdi’s revolutionary music. The composer’s breathtakingly beautiful madrigals are incarnated on stage by tenor Topi Lehtipuu, virtual soprano Núria Rial plus the dancers of Tero Saarinen Company and musicians from Helsinki Baroque Orchestra – flagships of their respective genres in Finland and among Europe’s leading forces in contemporary dance and baroque music.

Choreographer Saarinen is known for his distinctive movement language and insightful fusions of dance, live music and stunning visuals. His recent creations include Sibelius’ Kullervo (2015) in collaboration with the Finnish National Opera and Ballet and Zimmermann Trio (2018), commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Third Practice (2019) received its world premiere at the Monteverdi Festival Cremona in Italy last year.

Tero Saarinen Company: Third Practice

“Sophisticated — baroque transposed to the contemporary”

– La Provincia Di Cremona

“An ambitious union of dance and music — Unforgettable moments”

– Helsingin Sanomat

”A true total artwork — Magic”

– Hufvudstadsbladet

”Simultaneously in the 17th century, the present and the future — tenor Topi Lehtipuu’s multifaceted expression was gripping”

– Rondo

Watch trailer

Third Practice Tero Saarinen Company


Virtual Soprano Núria Rial Tenor Topi Lehtipuu

Helsinki Baroque Orchestra Julien Martin (recorder), Tuomo Suni (violin), Aira Lehtipuu (violin), Mikko Perkola (viola da gamba), Eero Palviainen (theorbo), Aapo Häkkinen (harpsichord)

Tero Saarinen Company Jenna Broas, Natasha Lommi, Annika Hyvärinen, Pekka Louhio, David Scarantino, Eero Vesterinen

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Photos Kai Kuusisto, video Lumikinos Production

Tickets & performances

1 h 10 min
6 performances
2.3.2021 – 6.3.2021
Guest performances
Almi Hall
29-92 €
Tue 2.3.2021
at 19:30
Wed 3.3.2021
at 19:30
Thu 4.3.2021
at 19:30
Fri 5.3.2021
at 19:30
Sat 6.3.2021
at 14:30
Sat 6.3.2021
at 19:30

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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