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Finnish National Opera and Ballet


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Address:
Helsinginkatu 58
00260 Helsinki

Telephone: +358 9 4030 2211
E-mail: liput@opera.fi


Opening hours:
Service desk open Mon-Fri 14-19, Sat 12-18 (entrance on the Töölönlahti bay side). On Sun and holidays the service desk opens 2h before the performance.


Description:
The Finnish National Opera and Ballet is the only professional opera company in Finland. It traces its history back to 1911 and the Ballet was founded in 1922. The company occupied the tiny Alexander Theatre on Bulevardi for decades until the purpose-built Opera House was finally inaugurated in 1993.

There are generally four new opera productions and three new ballet productions staged each year. Added to these are revivals of old productions. The Finnish National Opera and Ballet performs both established classics and contemporary opera and dance works, especially new Finnish works.

Following international practice, operas are generally performed in their original languages. There is a surtitling screen above the proscenium arch, usually with the text in Finnish, Swedish and English.




Upcoming events: Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Wed

19:00

PERUTTU:Cancelled: Cow

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

The fast-paced and surprising Cow is awash with absurd comedy, but at the same time it challenges the audience’s preconceptions about themselves Read more »

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Thu

19:00

PERUTTU:Cancelled: Eugene Onegin

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music combined with Pushkin’s poem of unfulfilled longing resulted in one of the most moving works in the history of opera. Read more »

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Fri

19:00

PERUTTU:Cancelled: Cow

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

The fast-paced and surprising Cow is awash with absurd comedy, but at the same time it challenges the audience’s preconceptions about themselves Read more »

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Sat

19:00

PERUTTU:Cancelled: Eugene Onegin

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Tchaikovsky’s achingly beautiful music combined with Pushkin’s poem of unfulfilled longing resulted in one of the most moving works in the history of opera. Read more »

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Wed

19:00

PERUTTU:Cancelled: Cow

Finnish National Opera and Ballet

The fast-paced and surprising Cow is awash with absurd comedy, but at the same time it challenges the audience’s preconceptions about themselves Read more »

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