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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 2018–2019 season

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A unique opportunity

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)
  • 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)

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 autumn 2018

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Esa-Pekka Salonen and Lilli Paasikivi, 14 August at 5–6pm

The new season of the Bravo Club gets off to a festive start with Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Artist-in- Association of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, and Lilli Paasikivi, the Artistic Director of the Opera. As well as giving a talk in anticipation of his 60th birthday concert, Salonen will provide details about the upcoming production of the Ring cycle, which will premiere at the Finnish National Opera in autumn 2019.***

Madeleine Onne

Attend a ballet rehearsal and meet the new Artistic Director of the Ballet on 11 September at 4–6pm

Experience the ambiance of a ballet rehearsal two and a half weeks before the premiere. The second club event of the autumn allows us to follow a rehearsal of Suite en blanc in an authentic ballet rehearsal room. We will watch the rehearsal from 4 to 5pm, after which there will be a talk with Madeleine Onne, the new Artistic Director of the Ballet.

Serge Lifar’s Suite en blanc is part of the production A French soirée, which will premiere on 28 September.***

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The polishing rehearsal of The Tales of Hoffmann on 11 October from 11am to 2pm

We will follow the polishing rehearsal of The Tales of Hoffmann on the Main Stage on 11 October from 11am to 2pm. In this rehearsal, the director, choreographer and rest of the creative team are still fine tuning the performance for the premiere, with repeated takes of each act when necessary. The music will either be a recording or played by the rehearsal pianist.***

Cinderella

A rehearsal of Cinderella and a peek at the artistic process on 13 November at 4–6pm

On 23 November from 4pm to 6pm, club members will get to follow the rehearsal of Cinderella, which premieres on 23 November. After the visit to the ballet rehearsal room, Artistic Administrator Sampo Kivelä will explain the various stages of the artistic process and how to adapt it in the event of unexpected changes. Some dancers of the Finnish National Ballet may also be present.***

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A preview of the opera Ice on 14 December at 5–6.30pm

The world premiere of the Finnish opera Ice, based on the bestselling novel by Ulla-Lena Lundberg, will take place on 25 January. Bravo Club members will have a unique opportunity to meet the artists of this brand new production in an intimate event. The event will be attended by composer Jaakko Kuusisto, librettist Juhani Koivisto, director Anna Kelo and soprano Marjukka Tepponen, who will also sing an extract from the opera.***

***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

Spring 2019 club activities will be published in the autumn

The exciting activities in store will include exclusive looks at the production process and a visit to our backstage storage area. Naturally, club members will also find out about the new season’s repertoire before the media.

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.