In its meeting on Wednesday 6 October, the Board of Directors of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet decided to propose Javier Torres López as the Artistic Director of the Ballet. The proposal followed a motion by General Director Gita Kadambi, which had been unanimously supported by the nomination and remuneration committee appointed by the board.
As the term of the current Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet is coming to an end, we are looking for a new Artistic Director for a fixed-term appointment for the term 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2026, with a three-year extension option. The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 29 June 2021. Read more about the task and application instructions.
The Finnish National Opera’s Laila has won the international FEDORA Digital Prize. The winner of the €50,000 prize was announced on 18 November. Other contenders on the shortlist included prestigious names such as London’s Royal Opera House and Turin’s Teatro Regio.
The Finnish Cultural Foundation’s Edvard Fazer Prize has been awarded to FNB's principal dancer Linda Haakana. Haakana received the cup and accompanying cheque for EUR 10,000 during the première of ballet Carmen on Friday 21 February 2020.
The Finnish premiere of the co-production between English National Ballet and the Finnish National Ballet will take place in autumn 2021.
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.