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Total duration 2 h
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
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+.

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

Tickets & Performances

2 h
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
20-129 €
Wed 18.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 53.00 €
Sat 21.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Tue 24.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Fri 27.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Mon 30.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Thu 2.6.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €

Creative team

Director
Jussi Nikkilä
Sets
takis
Costumes
Erika Turunen
Lighting and projection design
Mikko Linnavuori

#TotalKarita #FNOTotalKarita

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. Refreshments for Spring 2022 will go on sale in November. 

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

Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels

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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