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Bravo Club, a community for the most passionate friends of opera and ballet, is an enchanting opportunity to get closer to art and artists in exclusive member events. A Bravo Club membership not only enriches your opera and ballet experiences, but also allows you to support the arts that are close to your heart.

The program for season 2019–2020 will be published latest in May.

Memberships for the 2018–2019 season

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50 memberships are available for the season 2018–2019.

The annual membership fee is 1 000 euros and the membership is valid for one season. Club activities take place between August and May. If you join on January 1st or later, the membership fee for the remainder of the season is 50% of the full amount.

The proceeds from the Bravo Club will be used to support artistic work at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. A more specific objective is set annually. In 2017 – 2018 the proceeds supported the Finnish National Ballet’s Youth Company.

11 reasons to join the Bravo Club

A minimum of four member events are organised each year. These events are an opportunity to meet the artists and hear their thoughts on their work and upcoming productions. You will also have the chance to observe the rehearsals of different productions during member events.

  • See an exclusive preview of the upcoming season.
  • Get an annual tailored behind-the-scenes tour.
  • Share the experience with a friend. Every club member can bring one non-member guest to each event.
  • Buy tickets for you and one guest from the special Bravo Club members’ quota for excellent seats at premieres and selected performances.*
  • Attend invitation-only premiere events with a guest of your choice. In season 2018–2019 these VIP events will take place during the interval.*
  • Buy tickets from the special Bravo Club members’ quota to the private premiere parties of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. These parties have a unique atmosphere, and you’ll have the chance to meet artists and other professionals behind our opera and ballet productions.*
  • Transfer your right to attend a club event to a friend (plus one) if you can’t make it yourself.
  • Enjoy exclusive service at bravo[at]opera.fi.
  • Stay up-to-date about news, benefits and events via email.
  • Help shape the future of the arts you love. The proceeds from the Bravo Club will be used to support artistic work at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

*Read more about buying tickets further down on this page.

Exclusive ticket purchases in season 2018–2019

A small quota of tickets for premieres and the memorable private premiere parties of the Finnish National Opera is reserved exclusively for Bravo Club members and their guests. The private parties are a wonderful opportunity to mingle with artists and other people behind our spectacular productions. The Bravo Club members’ ticket quota is available for purchase for a limited time, as detailed below.**

  • Tosca, premiere 7 September (available for purchase 30 July–3 August)
  • A French soirée, premiere 28 September (available for purchase 20–24 August)
  • The Tales of Hoffmann, premiere 19 October (available for purchase 10–14 September)
  • Cinderella, premiere 23 November (available for purchase 15–19 October)
  • Ice, premiere 25 January (available for purchase 3–7 December)
  • Sylvia, premiere 1 March (available for purchase 21–25 January)
  • Wozzeck, premiere 22 March (available for purchase 11–15 February)
  • K.V.G. Kylián-Verbruggen-Goecke, premiere 10 May (available for purchase 1–5 April)

In addition to the premieres, we have been able to secure a small ticket quota available for purchase (avec) for one performance of the Pelléas and Mélisande opera: Wednesday, 29 May. The opera is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen. The tickets are available for purchase on 21 January – 28 March).

Booking enquiries: bravo[at]opera.fi

**Season ticket holders: To attend the premiere events, you must be a Bravo Club member and have a ticket for the premiere. If you have another season ticket type than the Premiere Ticket, you can exchange your ticket for the premiere at an extra cost. As a Bravo Club member, you can also buy additional tickets to premieres. Please note, however, that ticket availability is limited for premieres and the private premiere parties.

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The club membership fee is 1 000 euros per year, and the club activities take place throughout the season from August until May. The proceeds from the Bravo Club will be used to support artistic work at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

How to join the Bravo Club

Join the Bravo Club by emailing us at bravo[at]opera.fi. We will send you a confirmation of your membership and an invoice.

As a Bravo Club member, you will receive regular updates about club news, benefits and events to the email address you have provided. For more information, please read our Privacy policy.

Member events in spring 2019

Baol workshop

A performance by the Ballet School, 14 February from 5:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Satu Ristlakki, the principal of the Ballet School of the Finnish National Ballet, will start the event at 5:30 p.m. with a talk about how the Ballet School operates. Next, at 6:30 p.m., we will adjourn to Almi Hall to watch a workshop performance by the Ballet School, in which vocational education students will be showing their choreographer skills at a workshop performance featuring a dozen modern and Neo-Classical choreographies, most of them premieres.

The students have named this year’s workshop Back to Black Box.

The event is free for club members with one guest of their choice. Please enrol by 24 January at bravo@opera.fi.***

Sylvia

The polishing rehearsal of Sylvia, 20 February at 6:30 p.m.

We’ll have the chance to attend the polishing rehearsal of Sylvia, choreographed by John Neumeier who has headed the Hamburg Ballet for half a century. Come and see how the ballet, which will premiere on 1 March, is fine-tuned on the Main Stage on 20 February from 6:30 pm. You are welcome to bring one non-member with you to the event.

Sylvia’s world premiere took place in 1876. The ballet was an important work in its time, as it paints a ground-breaking, powerful picture of women. Instead of the ethereal female characters of romantic ballets, it presented the masculine huntress, Sylvia.

Sylvia’s music by Léo Delibes, considered one of the world’s best ballet scores, was influenced by Richard Wagner.***

Alban Berg: Wozzeck

The polishing rehearsal of Wozzeck, 16 March from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Alban Berg’s Wozzeck, which will premiere on 22 March, has been called the roughest opera experience of the year. Wozzeck is the story of an oppressed soldier, his mental breakdown and his eventual desperate act. Its interpretation by Sir David McVicar, one of today’s leading opera directors, has garnered acclaim from Chicago to Geneva. The rehearsal is also a wonderful opportunity to observe the conducting of Hannu Lintu. Unlike most rehearsals, this event takes place on a Saturday, so we hope many of you can make it. As usual, you’re welcome to bring one non-member with you.***

Frames

A preview of the coming season and a set design tour, 21 March from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Artistic Director of the Opera, Lilli Paasikivi, and the Artistic Director of the Ballet, Madeleine Onne, will present the coming season to Bravo Club members on 21 March. The new season will be officially announced on 26 March. The event will include a tour of the set design department, during which our professionals will share their insights into the preparation for new productions. You are welcome to bring one non-member with you.***

Aida

The polishing rehearsal of Aida, 2 April at 6 p.m.

Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida is returning to our repertoire, and Bravo Club members are invited to attend its polishing rehearsal on 2 April at 6 p.m. This time, the role of Aida will be sung by the visiting soprano Veronika Dzhioeva.***

Sets of the Phantom of the Opera

A visit to our storage in Nurmijärvi, 9 May at 4 p.m.

Did you know that the Finnish National Opera and Ballet has stored approximately 80 opera and ballet productions for future performances? Our storage facilities are located in Nurmijärvi, where we will pay a visit together. We’ll also discover more about the planning and production process. The date will be confirmed as soon as possible. You can bring one non-member with you to the event.***

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Coming up in May – Esa-Pekka Salonen talks about Wagner’s Ring-tetralogy

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is all geared up for August, when Das Rheingold, the first opera of the Ring tetralogy directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen, will see its premiere. How does the approach of his first Ring production feel to Salonen? What should we expect of his interpretation of the four-part masterpiece? And, what else is Salonen working on at the moment? The date will be confirmed as soon as possible. You can bring one non-member with you to the event.***

***This programme is subject to change.

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”Thanks to Bravo Club membership, we have been able to follow closely the rehearsal and artistic processes behind Finnish National Opera and Ballet productions. This has given new depth to how we experience the performances at the Opera House.”

Harri and Sultana Rehnberg, Bravo Club members

Bravo Club members Harri and Sultana Rehnberg attend the first club event of the season with their daughter in August 2017. At the event, the star of the opera Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter described her preparation for the upcoming world premiere.
Photographer: Heikki Tuuli

A look back at season 2017–2018 events

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