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Swan Lake

Swan Lake is the world’s most famous ballet, which combined Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music with a visual world of iconic beauty. It also has a long history at the Finnish National Ballet, where it was performed as its first production a hundred years ago.

Triple Bill: World Wide Dance

The Triple Bill takes you on a trip around the world. It’s an evening of captivating contemporary dance choreographies by three of today’s most talked about choreographers from three continents.


The fateful love story of the world’s most popular opera with Bizet’s tantalising tunes takes to the ballet stage. Liam Scarlett’s choreography is set in a cigarette factory in 1930s Spain, just before the start of the civil war. It’s a world in which everyone must fend for themselves in order to stay alive.


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 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.


Siegfried is the third part of the Ring cycle by Wagner, in which the mythical hero Siegfried fights to win back the ring forged from the Rheingold, standing in the way of Wotan, the lord of the gods. The opera, directed by Anna Kelo and conducted by Hannu Lintu, is set to become the highlight of spring 2023.