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School opera: The Source

A businessman wants to build a drinks factory on the site of a source, which is considered sacred. All he needs is municipal funding. The contract is already signed and will remain valid as long as the work begins by a set deadline. The sensitive Sofia hears the voice of the source and gets her entire class on her side to prevent its destruction. Will they be successful? They only have 40 minutes, and the diggers are at the ready.

The Source is a school opera, in which the story progresses in real-time. The strikingly exciting tale poses some very current questions. Will we preserve the planet for future generations, or will we cause irreversible harm?


The world premiere of the new opera by Kaija Saariaho and Sofi Oksanen at Festival d’Aix-en-Province on 3 July 2021 was a major success. The premiere at the Finnish National Opera will take place on 21 October 2022.

CircOpera 2.0

Ready for something unprecedented in the world of opera? The new CircOpera2.0 at the Finnish National Opera takes the audience on a full-blown adventure journey into a world where opera meets contemporary circus. It brings sparkle and shine to the dark end-of-year evenings, along with a dazzling dose of escapism.

Die Walküre

The second part of the Ring, Die Walküre, is a universally relatable story about war, fear, courage, and love. The visuals reminiscent of World War II, the psychological sharpness and the riveting plot keep the audience as gripped as the best of today’s drama series.

Das Rheingold

Part 1 of the Ring saga introduces the central characters and themes. Alberich steals the gold guarded by the Rheinmaidens from the river Rhein. He renounces love and forges the gold into a ring, which will give its bearer unlimited power. Wotan, the ruler of the gods, however, also longs for absolute power. Read more and buy tickets!

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s arena tour 2023

The Finnish National Opera and Ballet comes to town! In May, the Opera House crew will embark on its most sensational arena tour ever. The repertoire, which will be performed on the largest arenas of different cities around Finland, will feature the highlights of world class opera and ballet from the most popular arias to dazzling dance duets and magnificent choral scenes. This fast-paced, entertaining and impressive spectacle is the perfect introduction to opera and ballet for first-timers and families alike.

Musica Nova Helsinki: Denis & Katya

Denis & Katya tells the heart-wrenching true story of a teenage couple. The tragic chain of events makes us consider both how we tell stories and how these stories may become distorted over the internet.


The new, visually stunning version of Puccini’s iconic Turandot at the Finnish National Opera delivers a universal message: regardless of who we are or where we come from, we are all looking for love. Read more!

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute like you have never seen it before! Combining animation and live singers makes for a hugely enjoyable and widely acclaimed experience.