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spring season

Experience the extraordinary

This spring, anything goes expect love. The productions of the spring season take you from one extreme to the other, featuring great classics as well as modern interpretations and topical themes. One common thread throughout, however, is the agony of forbidden love. All this, of course, is accompanied by ravishing music and incredible dance feats.

Choose your favorites of the spring season’s repertoire and get your tickets soon.

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John Neumeier - Léo Delibes

Sylvia

1.3.2019 – 23.3.2019

A ballet of strong women

John Neumeier’s version of Sylvia deals with themes that are acutely familiar to today’s women, too. Sylvia tries to find a balance between power and vulnerability, aggression and spirituality, and the repression and embrace of emotions. The ballet’s story is weaved around music composed by Léo Delibes that is considered one of the world’s most accomplished ballet scores.

Sylvia
Alban Berg

Wozzeck

22.3.2019 – 27.4.2019

The roughest opera of the year

Wozzeck is a story about an oppressed soldier, his mental breakdown and his final desperate act. The interpretation of Sir David Vicar, one of today’s most notable opera directors, has been praised from Chicago to Geneva. In Spring 2019, the powerful production will arrive at the Finnish National Opera.

 

Wozzeck
Alexei Ratmansky – Rodion Shcehdrin

Anna Karenina

30.3.2019 – 13.4.2019

A ballet that breaks heart time and again

This season, Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel will be seen as a heart-wrenching ballet. The relentlessly gripping plot moves towards inevitable tragedy as steadily as a steam train. Get ready to experience truly tear-jerking beauty.

Anna Karenina
Giuseppe Verdi

Aida

6.4.2019 – 4.5.2019

Times change, Aida remains

Love for Aida leads Radamès, Captain of the Egyptian Guard, to betray his country. The lovers are only united in death. The critically-acclaimed production of the Finnish National Opera alludes not only to the reign of the pharaohs, but also to the conflicts of the modern world.

Aida
Kylián-Verbruggen-Goecke

K.V.G.

10.5.2019 – 22.5.2019

A legend. A maestro. A star.

K.V.G. proudly presents three highly renowned choreographers at different stages of their careers. Jiří Kylián is one of the legendary choreographers of our time. Marco Goecke, 45, has been building a notable international career for some time. The young Jeroen Verbruggen is a rising star whose imaginative work has attracted well-deserved attention.

K.V.G.
Claude Debussy

Pelléas and Mélisande

23.5.2019 – 31.5.2019

An ethereal, dream-like opera conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

Mélisande, who has been found in a forest, ends up in a mysterious castle as the wife of Golaud, but her love for the young Pelléas leads to a tragedy. The meditative opera is conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Pelleas and Melisande

The Grand Choral Gala

24.5.2019 – 28.5.2019

The most magnificent chorus scenes from the world of opera

In 2015, the Chorus of the FNO celebrated its 70th anniversary with a spectacular gala event. The concert was such a success that it’s making a comeback in spring 2019. The fast-paced and emotional show is an ideal first dip into the world of opera.

stor körgala
Cecilia Damström

Djurens planet

15.3.2019 – 16.3.2019

First Swedish-language school opera

The school opera Djurens planet is about the relationship between humans and animals. The planet belongs to both, and we all have the right to live here – but where do our rights end and the rights of animals begin?

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National Ballet's Summer Intensive

Ballet school at the barre

International Summer Intensive for young ballet dancers

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s Summer Intensive course will be held from 15.–27.7.2019. The Summer Intensive is for students aged 12–22 years.

We offer a program consisting of Classical Ballet, Repertoire, Contemporary, Character Dance and for the older students a Contemporary Repertoire Workshop focusing on the repertoire of Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen.

All classes will be held in the ballet studios of the Finnish National Ballet, located in the Finnish National Opera House in Helsinki, the capital city of Finland.

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