Getting more from a performance
Introductions, given before performances, explore the world around the work being performed. You will watch the performance with new eyes once you have been given background information and interesting facts about the origins of the work, about the characters and about the story.
Introductory talks are usually accompanied by a cup of coffee or a glass of sparkling wine. In autumn 2023 they are held in the Almi Hall Foyer by ballet specialist Heidi Almi for ballets and Juhani Koivisto for operas.
Please note that introductory talks 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 7 Dec and 13 Dec are held in the Main Foyer.
The introductory talks last about 30 minutes. Admission is free. The introductions are in Finnish.
In autumn 2023, introductory talks are arranged before the following performances: Swan Lake (15 and 21 Sep), Don Giovanni (3 and 17 Oct), Messa da Requiem (24 Oct and 1 Nov), Madama Butterfly (7 and 23 Nov), Die Fledermaus (5 and 13 Dec) and A Christmas Carol (7 and 12 Dec).