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Time to elevate the everyday

The best time of the year is about to begin. Who cares about the dark nights when the Opera House is aglow with the festive season? Packed with glamour, captivating stories and rapturous music, it will elevate your everyday and make each moment shine. Besides two spectacular premieres, the season will see the return of several hit productions.

All tickets for festive season and for spring 2019 on sale now. Choose your favorites.

Upcoming repertoire – tickets for spring on sale now

Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Phantom of the Opera

2.11.2018 – 12.1.2019

Over 100 sell-out performances in Finland and Sweden

One of the most popular productions ever at the Finnish National Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical The Phantom of the Opera, makes a comeback to the Opera House in November 2018.

Oopperan kummitus
Jaakko Kuusisto


25.1.2019 – 9.3.2019

Finland’s favourite novel takes to the stage

Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s novel Ice was awarded the Finlandia prize, Finland’s most prestigious literary award, in 2012. The libretto follows the key events and characters of the rich novel, with music that rings with the changing seasons and the ever-present threat of ice.

Kenneth Greve – Tuomas Kantelinen

The Little Mermaid

19.1.2019 – 12.2.2019

The return of the popular ballet spectacle

The Little Mermaid whisks the audience into a different world. Kenneth Greve’s hit production is both an enthralling spectacle and a touching story about the pursuit of dreams and the power of love. It’s no wonder this ballet has only been performed to full houses.

The Little Mermaid
Jules Massenet


8.2.2019 – 28.2.2019

An opera renowned for its beauty

A fascinating story of the contradiction between earthly and heavenly love meets the rapturous splendour of Jules Massenet’s music. In the end, who is the sinner and who is the saint? Along with profound questions about humanity, Thaïs offers a spectacle of unparalleled brilliance.

Thaïs; Sabina Cvilak
David Bintley – Sergei Prokofiev


23.11.2018 – 22.12.2018

See it before the spell is broken!

The darkest months of this year will be lit up by magic as the enchanting Cinderella steps onstage. The familiar folk tale of Cinderella, oppressed by her unkindly stepmother and stepsisters, is now transformed into a ballet for the entire family.

Jacques Offenbach

The Tales of Hoffmann

19.10.2018 – 20.11.2018

An incredibly inventive look at love problems

A poet details the great loves of his life – we promise you’ll find this story so entertaining that you’d never want it to end.

Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann
John Neumeier - Léo Delibes


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.

Alban Berg


22.3.2019 – 27.4.2019

The most ravishing 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.

Alban Berg: 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.

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