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Total duration 2 h 35 min
1 intermission (25 min)
32 performances
22.10.2021 – 31.12.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
20-119 €
Perfomed in English
Surtitles in Finnish and Swedish

The favourite musical’s much-anticipated return

The Phantom of the Opera has already enchanted Finnish audiences in more than 100 sold-out performances. One of the Finnish National Opera’s most popular productions of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical will return to the repertoire in October 2021.

In its premiere season in 2015, all 70 000 tickets to the performances were sold out before the premiere. The production, which has also been an overwhelming success while on loan at Göteborgsoperan in Gothenburg, has been loved by critics in both Finland and Sweden. Recommended for children over the age of 9.

“Scary, delicate and sexy.” – Expressen
”The musical craftsmanship is first class.” – Svenska Dagbladet
“Dazzling and magnificent.” – Göteborgs Posten
”Finland will never see this Phantom outperformed.” – Etelä-Suomen Sanomat
“The Phantom of the Opera takes your breath away.” – Suomen kuvalehti

Please note that separate sales terms and conditions apply to performances of The Phantom of the Opera. 

Tickets and Performances

2 h 35 min
1 intermission (25 min)
32 performances
22.10.2021 – 31.12.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
20-119 €
Perfomed in English
Surtitles in Finnish and Swedish
Fri 22.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Mon 25.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Tue 26.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Thu 28.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Sat 30.10.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Sat 30.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Wed 3.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Sat 6.11.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Fri 12.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Sat 13.11.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Sat 13.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Wed 17.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Thu 18.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Fri 19.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Sat 20.11.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Mon 22.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Tue 23.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Thu 25.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Fri 26.11.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Wed 1.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Fri 3.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Tue 7.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Wed 8.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Thu 9.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Mon 13.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Tue 14.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Sat 18.12.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Sat 18.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Mon 27.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Tue 28.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Thu 30.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 45.00 €
Fri 31.12.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 39.00 €
Oopperan kummitus

The Gothic spectacle is bursting with love, passion and jealousy.

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Phantom of the Opera

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Oopperan kummitus
Oopperan kummitus

Synopsis

The year is 1861. A new opera is being rehearsed at the Opéra Populaire. In the middle of the rehearsal, a backdrop counterweight suddenly falls to the floor: the Phantom of the Opera has caused yet another accident. Carlotta, the diva of the Opéra, refuses to perform a role assigned to her, and an inexperienced chorus girl named Christine is given her big chance. The performance is successful, and Christine reports to her friend that she has been taking voice lessons from a mysterious figure, the ‘Angel of Music’.

The Phantom insists that Christina be given the lead role in the next opera. The directors and staff, however, decide to defy the Phantom’s edict. The accidents continue. Later, the Phantom demands that the Opéra produce an opera written by him, with a lead role tailored for Christine.

The opera directors agree, but only because they intend to take the opportunity to apprehend the Phantom at the premiere. The plan backfires: the Phantom murders the star tenor of the Opéra and appears on stage in costume to sing a duet with Christine. As Christine unmasks the Phantom in full view of the audience, he is enraged and drags Christine with him into the cellars. The opera staff follow in pursuit, including Raoul, a patron of the opera and Christine’s beloved. The Phantom captures Raoul and threatens to kill him unless Christine agrees to marry the Phantom. Christine makes her choice, and when the rest of the opera staff arrive, the Phantom has vanished.

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Oopperan kummitus

“With a symphony orchestra, the Chorus of the FNO, a 12-member dance ensemble and classically trained soloists, I believe it is safe to say that no better production of Phantom than this can ever be staged in Finland.”

– Etelä-Suomen Sanomat

The return of The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1986) by British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is probably the world’s most popular musical. Its original production is still being performed in London (since 1986), and it is estimated to have been seen by 140 million people to date.

In 2015, the Finnish National Opera became one of the few companies worldwide to be allowed to create a completely original production of the musical. The result was a production unprecedented in its scale. Set designer Teppo Järvinen and costume designer Marjaana Mutanen based their visual conception on the era of Leroux’s novel but added elements from other eras too.

Creative team

MUSIC
Andrew Lloyd Webber

LYRICS
Charles Hart

ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Richard Stilgoe

BOOK
Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber

BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opéra’ BY
Gaston Leroux

ORCHESTRATIONS
David Cullen, Andrew Lloyd Webber

CONDUCTOR
Nick Davies

CONDUCTOR
Kurt Kopecky

DIRECTOR
Tiina Puumalainen

SETS
Teppo Järvinen

COSTUMES
Marjaana Mutanen

CHOREOGRAPHY
Osku Heiskanen

LIGHTING DESIGN
Timo Alhanen

SOUND DESIGN
Andreas “Stanley” Lönnquist

Cast

Raoul, vicomte de chagny
NN
Tove Aman
Confidante of the countess (in the opera il muto)
Saara Kiiveri
Confidante of the countess (in the opera il muto)
Roland Liiv
Dandy 1 (in the opera il muto), passarino (in the opera don juan triumphant)
Juhana Suninen
Dandy 1 (in the opera il muto), passarino (in the opera don juan triumphant)
Ari Hosio
Don attilio (in the opera il muto)

Listen to The Phantom of the Opera

See also

The Phantom’s tale continues
Astonishing facts about The Phantom of the Opera

Complete the experience with refreshments

Refreshment sales start in Autumn

The Opera Restaurant is turning over a new leaf in Autumn 2021 with Restel as our new catering partner. Refreshment sales for performances in the 2021–2022 season will start in August. You can order refreshments in advance in our online shop, the Opera&Ballet mobile app, or at our customer service point.

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