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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.

Memberships for the 2019–2020 season

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Ensure your membership now for the 2019–2020 season.

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 1 January, 2020 or later, the membership fee for the remainder of the season is 50% of the full amount.

The proceeds from the Bravo Club are used to support artistic work at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. In season 2019-2020 they will be assigned to the Opera Beyond project. The objective of this ambitious, multi-year and international project is to place the Finnish National Opera and Ballet among the global leaders of immersive experiences and the use of new technologies in its field by 2022. For more information, please visit: https://operabeyond.com.

In the photo: Erica Back, photographer: Jonas Lundvist

Member events in fall 2019

Ring

Introducing RING

Tuesday, 20 August, 5.30 pm., Almi Hall foyer

Club guests: Anna Kelo, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano and Tuomas Katajala

Director Anna Kelo introduces her concept and answers questions from club members. Johanna Rusanen talks about the long preparation for her role as Brünnhilde (Die Walküre premieres in May 2020). Tuomas Katajala, internationally acclaimed tenor, discusses singing the role of Loge in Das Rheingold and shares stories of his experiences in international opera productions. After the discussion, club members can stay to watch the first part of Das Rheingold’s main rehearsal, directed by Esa-Pekka Salonen, on the Main Stage from 7 pm. onwards.*

Die tote Stadt: Klaus Florian Vogt; Camilla Nylund

Stage rehearsal of Die tote Stadt

Monday, 30 September, 710 pm

Bravo Club members are invited to watch the rehearsal, led by assistant director Anna Kelo. This is the first stage rehearsal with piano. The previous direction rehearsals have taken place in the main rehearsal studio.*

Alice in Wonderland

The physical maintenance and mental wellbeing of a dancer ‒Taking care of the ‘instrument’

Tuesday, 1 October, 5 pm., Ballet classroom 1

Club guests: principal dancer Tiina Myllymäki and senior physiotherapist Johanna Osmala.

How does a dancer’s normal work day look like? Do dancers need to watch their every bite, or obsess about getting enough calories and nutrients? How do they care for their bodies under extreme strain? What is the best way to ensure sufficient recovery during the 10-month season? What about the inevitable injuries, and returning to work afterwards? How do dancers cope with perfectionism? These and many other questions will be answered in the discussion.*

CircOpera

CircOpera stage rehearsal

Thursday, 24 October, 710 pm

Bravo Club members get to watch the rehearsal, led by director Jere Erkkilä. This is the first stage rehearsal.*

Pippi Longstocking

Pär Isberg: Pippi Longstocking

11 November, 3.30–5 pm., rehearsal in the ballet hall

Club members are invited to follow the rehearsal of Pär Isberg’s Pippi Longstocking, the main production of the festive season, at the Finnish National Ballet. The dancers will rehearse either with guest répétiteurs or the choreographer himself. The ballet had its world premiere in 2005 in Stockholm. The ballet had its world premiere in 2005 in Stockholm as Madeleine Onne, the Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet was the Artistic Director at the Royal Swedish Ballet. *

Vesala

Coming up in November-December: Opera Beyond

At the beginning of 2019, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet started the Opera Beyond project. The objective of this ambitious, multi-year and international project is to place the Finnish National Opera and Ballet among the global leaders of immersive experiences and the use of new technologies in its field by 2022.

The first stage features Memories of Future, a festival production currently in preparation and set to premiere in spring 2020. It’s created by composer Esa-Pekka Salonen and dramaturg Paula Vesala together with the winning team of the Opera Beyond competition – announced in the spring 2019. Bravo Club members will hear about the project’s progress as well as the production team’s thoughts.

The date will be announced later. *

Bravo Club’s program for the spring 2020 will be published in the fall 2019.

*This programme is subject to change.

What does the Bravo Club support?

The proceeds from the Bravo Club are used to support artistic work at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. A more specific objective is set annually.

In the first season of the Bravo Club, 2017 – 2018, the proceeds were directed to the Finnish National Ballet’s Youth Company, enabling the group’s educational visit to Amsterdam. In the season 2018 – 2019 all the proceeds are directed to the Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

In the season 2019–2020, the club supports the Opera Beyond project. The objective of this ambitious, multi-year and international project is to place the Finnish National Opera and Ballet among the global leaders of immersive experiences and the use of new technologies in its field by 2022. For more information, please visit: https://operabeyond.com.

10 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.**
  • 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 2019–2020

A small quota of tickets for premieres is reserved exclusively for Bravo Club members and their plus-one guests. These tickets can be bought for seats in the stalls.

The tickets from the Bravo Club quota will be sold during the following days in the order of inquiries. Please send the inquiries to bravo@opera.fi:

  • Das Rheingold, premiere 30 Aug, purchasing possibility 10–15 June
  • Triple Bill: Infra – The Concert – Serenade, premiere 27 Sept,  purchasing possibility 19–23 Aug
  • Pippi Longstocking, premiere 29 Nov, purchasing possibility 21–25 Oct
  • Ariadne auf Naxos, premiere 24 Jan, purchasing possibility 2–5 Dec
  • Carmen, premiere 2 Feb., purchasing possibility 13–17 Jan
  • Don Giovanni, premiere 6 Mar, purchasing possibility 27–31 Jan
  • Die Walküre, premiere 15 May, purchasing possibility 6–10 Apr
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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. You can also purchase the membership at our ticket counter. Bravo Club will be on a summer break from 21 June to 4 August, 2019. We will be at your service again at bravo[at]opera.fi from 5 August. If you become a member during the summer, you will hear from us then.

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.

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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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Escape the everyday and enjoy time for yourself.
The Bravo Club is made of magical moments.

Request more information:

bravo[at]opera.fi

Our External Relations Manager Heidi Almi and Development Manager Heidi Lehmuskumpu are at your service at the Bravo Club.