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Festive season is here

Our sparkling holiday season repertoire is set to cover the entire Töölönlahti bay in stardust. Basking in the spotlight centre stage, we have the brand-new ballet spectacle Land of Kalevala. It’s time to get carried away by the Christmas party atmosphere and end the year with cheer and celebration.  Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

All tickets for the holiday season and for spring 2018 are now on sale. Act quickly and get yours before it’s too late.

Performances at the main stage

news 3.11.2017–9.2.2018

Land of Kalevala

Kenneth Greve’s blockbuster of a ballet spectacle is simultaneously a hymn of gratitude, an ode of praise and a playful rap on the knuckles to the Finnish nation.

This event will be the talk of the town for a long time to come.


“The Land of Kalevala doesn’t tell the familiar story of the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic, but instead focuses on the country where it has its roots.”

Taikahuilu. Jussi Merikanto
FOR YOUR FIRST VISIT 17.11.–30.12.2017

The Magic Flute

You have never seen a performance like this – not at the opera nor in the theatre. In this famous production created at the Komische Oper in Berlin, The Magic Flute is given the silent film treatment. Combining animation and live singers, the production conjures up a completely new perspective on the rich fantasy world of the opera.

Pähkinänsärkijä ja Hiirikuningas
KIDS AND TEENS 1.12.–22.12.2017

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

This Christmas season ballet classic has already been seen by over 215 000 people. Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music together with the magical set and costumes will whisk you into a world far away from the rush of Christmas preparations.

Extra performance on Mon 18th Dec at 7 pm on sale now!

La Traviata
classics 20.12.2017–24.1.2018

La Traviata

The romantic La Traviata is one of the most popular operas ever. This version loved by the audience has remained in the repertoire of the Finnish National Opera since 1988.

Muumipeikko ja Taikurin hattu_photo Saara Salmi
news 23.1.–2.2.2018

Moomin and the Magician’s Hat

A strange top hat and a giant ruby appear in Moomin Valley, with bizarre consequences. The new Moomin ballet, suitable for the whole family, recently charmed viewers on tour in Japan. It has now come home to the Almi Hall of the Finnish National Ballet.


Muumipeikko ja taikurin hattu

“The King’s Ruby lay shining in the grass looking more beautiful than ever.”

– Tove Jansson: The Magician’s Hat
Madama Butterfly; Photo Mats Bäcker 2016 / Göteborgs Opera
NEWS 26.1.–10.3.2018

Madama Butterfly

The master composer Giacomo Puccini shed his most powerful emotions into the music of this tragedy about a young girl’s love and disappointment. Prepare yourself for passion, longing and tears.

Suomi juhlii
concerts 5.12. & 6.12.

Finland celebrates!

Finland’s centenary will be a cause for joyful celebration at the Finnish National Opera. Finland celebrates! is an evening of musical fireworks by Jere Erkkilä, the director of CircOpera, in which Finnish star soloists Camilla Nylund, Tommi Hakala and Mika Pohjonen perform iconic songs from their country’s top composers.

Opera and ballet on the road

Ooppera ja Baletti kiertueella

We hope to see you beyond the walls of the Opera House, too!

This autumn you can spot us at the Helsinki Book Fair from October the 26th to October the 29th, as well as at the grand opening of the Helsinki Christmas Street on November the 26th, 2017.

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Tickets for spring season 2018 now on sale

Measha Brueggergosman

The Many Sides of Measha

Les Nuits – The Nights

Les Nuits – The Nights

Kenneth Greve

Yours with gratitude, Kenneth

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