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Sebastian Fagerlund

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata

15.11.2019 – 12.12.2019

The cinema classic as an acclaimed opera

”Sebastian Fagerlund’s opera Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, based on a novel of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, was a critics’ favourite in 2017. This ravishing relationship drama will return to the FNO repertoire, starred by one of today’s most important opera artists, Anne Sofie von Otter.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Höstsonaten; Anne Sofie von Otter
Astrid Lindgren – Pär Isberg – Stefan Nilsson, Georg Riedel

Pippi Longstocking

29.11.2019 – 21.12.2019

The world’s strongest ballet!

”Roller skates, monkeys on a skate board, dancers flying in the air – anything can happen when Pippi’s around. Bring everyone you know from the age of 3 to 100 to this wonderful performance.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Peppi Pitkätossu baletti
Richard Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

24.1.2020 – 15.2.2020

”A stage version of Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen for the first time at the current premises of the FNO. Director Katie Mitchell’s production is an excellent example of modern European regietheater. One of the season’s highlights will be the interpretation of the role of Ariadne by Miina-Liisa Värelä, whose rise to European opera fame has been astronomical.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Ariadne auf Naxos

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Tradeka supports the streaming of Teatime Dances

Tradeka and the Finnish National Opera and Ballet will continue their collaboration. Tradeka supports the live streaming of the Opera Teatime Dances during season 2018–2019. 

‘Memories of the Future’ immersive art competition winner is Echo

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s international open call for concepts for an immersive, interactive art piece has now officially concluded. Out of 195 applications, 8 teams were shortlisted to take part in the Finals at the First Session Conference (30th to 31st May) in Helsinki, Finland. The winning team’s working title for the art piece is Echo, and it will be premiered by 2020.
Lintu Hannu 2, photo Veikko Kähkönen

Hannu Lintu appointed as Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet

Hannu Lintu has been appointed Chief Conductor of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Lintu will start in his new role in January 2022.
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