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Total duration 2 h
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
20-129 €

A performance packed with drama and glamour

Experience Finland’s most famous opera diva’s incredible versatility in one evening! In Total Karita, powerful drama meets extravagant, exhilarating spectacle.

The two parts of the evening showcase two opposite extremes of emotions. First off, Poulenc’s powerful La voix humaine (The Human Voice) tells the heartbreaking story of an abandoned woman. The opera monologue of approximately 45 minutes is performed in melodramatic film noir style. 

After the interval the atmosphere changes dramatically, turning into a raucous show of beloved musical classics, popular music, and more. The event of musical fireworks, put together specifically for Karita Mattila, is directed by Jussi Nikkilä and conducted by Dalia Stasevska.

Tickets on sale 31 August at noon.

Tickets & Performances

2 h
1 intermission (30 min)
6 performances
18.5.2022 – 2.6.2022
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
20-129 €
Wed 18.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 78.00 €
Sat 21.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 69.00 €
Tue 24.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 64.00 €
Fri 27.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 69.00 €
Mon 30.5.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 64.00 €
Thu 2.6.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 64.00 €

Creative team

Director
Jussi Nikkilä
Sets
takis
Costumes
Erika Turunen
Lighting and projection design
Mikko Linnavuori

#TotalKarita #FNOTotalKarita

Karita Mattila is one of today’s most radiant sopranos. Her unique voice and charismatic interpretations dazzle audiences time after time on opera and concert stages around the world.

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.

Guaranteed seats with a season ticket

Yet another reason to love your season ticket

A season ticket is for true opera and ballet fans. The season ticket guarantees you a seat for all our premieres, which amount to 7 in the 2021–22 season.  You will also enjoy a dedicated seat in the auditorium and eleven more substantial benefits.

There is a limited amount of season ticket packages on sale. Season ticket packages for season 2021–22 on sale 5 May at noon.  

Stay and enjoy

Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels

Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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