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The Ballet School presents: Sleeping Beauty

The hard work of the autumn season at the Ballet School of the Finnish National Ballet will culminate in a spectacular finale in December with the school’s own interpretation of Sleeping Beauty.

The Ballet School presents: Students’ workshop

Vocational education students at Ballet School of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet will be showing their choreographer skills at a workshop performance featuring a dozen modern and neoclassical choreographies, most of them premieres.

Night of the Arts

Night of the Arts at the Finnish National Opera and Ballet has a full and varied program for opera and ballet lovers. The beloved flea market makes a comeback, with enchanting finds from the costume department of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. As twilight descends, in the outdoor amphitheater, it is possible to watch two recorded performances.

Mini opera Cinderella

Cinderella’s sisters go to a ball where they hope to court the favour of the Prince, leaving Cinderella at home to clean the house. Fortunately, a magic flute conjures up a spectacular gown for Cinderella to wear, and the people at the ball are dazzled by the mysterious beauty dancing in glass slippers. The familiar story of Cinderella is presented in a hilariously updated 30-minute mini opera suitable for everyone over the age of two.

The Horseman

What happens to love in the face of oppression? Seen for the first time at the Finnish National Opera, Aulis Sallinen’s The Horseman takes audiences on a journey to a dystopian future. Jussi Nikkilä’s direction featuring Finland’s top singers promises a compelling interpretation of one of the country’s landmark operatic works.


Salome is one of the most intense and powerful operas ever created. In his electrifying revision, the masterful director Christof Loy now presents the classic work from a fresh perspective. This one-act opera captivates its audience with its unexpected elements and profound insights.

Salome returns to the Finnish National Opera’s repertoire in the autumn of 2024.

The Merry Widow

As the curtain rises, it feels as if you’re stepping into a grand, splendid celebration. Franz Lehár’s effervescent operetta The Merry Widow offers a taste of genuine old world glamour, aristocratic reverie, catchy melodies, and can-can. In spring 2025, it will be performed in Finnish.

Sleeping Beauty

Beloved ballet Sleeping Beauty returns once again to the repertoire of the Finnish National Ballet. This ballet is enjoyed by the entire audience from the youngest family members to adult viewers.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream everything is possible – and enchanting. William Shakespeare’s comedy about love weaves a whirlwind of fairies’ and humans’ romantic adventures and shifting affections. The spectacular ballet version of the classic play has been choreographed by Jorma Elo.

A Christmas Carol

Heartwarming ballet A Christmas Carol returns to the National Ballet. Charles Dickens’s Christmas tale of virtue and justice has enchanted theatre-goers for over 180 years. Ensure your seat in the audience this Christmas.