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Total duration 2 h 10 min
1 intermission (35 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Main Stage
20-129 €

A performance packed with drama and glamour

Experience Finland’s most famous opera diva’s incredible versatility in one evening! In Total Karita, powerful drama meets extravagant, exhilarating spectacle.

The two parts of the evening showcase two opposite extremes of emotions. First off, Poulenc’s powerful La voix humaine (The Human Voice) tells the heartbreaking story of an abandoned woman. The opera monologue of approximately 45 minutes is performed in melodramatic film noir style. 

After the interval the atmosphere changes dramatically, turning into a raucous show of beloved musical classics, popular music, and more. The event of musical fireworks, put together specifically for Karita Mattila, is directed by Jussi Nikkilä and conducted by Dalia Stasevska.

Suggested age guidance 12+.

Your safety is important to us

Please stay home if you have symptoms. You can cancel your tickets and refreshments as late as 24 hours before the performance starts. Read more about our safety recommendations here.

Subtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English before the intermission and in Finnish and Swedish after the intermission.

Tickets & Performances

2 h 10 min
1 intermission (35 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Main Stage
20-129 €
Wed 18.5.2022
at 19:00
Sat 21.5.2022
at 19:00
Tue 24.5.2022
at 19:00
Fri 27.5.2022
at 19:00
Mon 30.5.2022
at 19:00
Thu 2.6.2022
at 19:00

Creative team

Jussi Nikkilä
Erika Turunen
Lighting and projection design
Mikko Linnavuori
Antton Laine

Film noir-video

Actors on the film noir video
Karita Mattila
Tommi Korpela
Kristiina Halttu

Cameraman Raimo Uunila
Assistant cameraman Max Kujala, Atte Henriksson
Lighting technician Timo Haapasaari
Assistant lighting technician Vladimir Krestjanoff

Watch the recording on Stage24

Watch the recording of Total Karita from the premiere on 18 May. The recording is also available on Opera Vision.

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Karita Mattila is one of today’s most radiant sopranos. Her unique voice and charismatic interpretations dazzle audiences time after time on opera and concert stages around the world.

Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

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.