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The Finnish National Opera and Ballet’s arena tour 2023

1 h 40 min, No interval
6.5.2023 – 25.5.2023
External Venue
Ballet, Opera
Price range
39-45 €
Age recommendation

All the favourites in one performance

In May, the Opera House crew will embark on its most sensational arena tour ever. With a troupe of 270 people, the tour is the biggest arena tour ever organised by a Finnish team in Finland.

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. Iconic extracts will be seen from operas such as Carmen and Turandot as well as the ballets Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. The music on the tour will be performed by the Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera.

This fast-paced, entertaining and impressive spectacle is the perfect introduction to opera and ballet for first-timers and families alike.

”In a venue like an ice-hockey hall or an arena, everything has to be grandiose, spectacular, and entertaining. We’ll make the arenas shake with the might of opera and ballet.”

– director Jere Erkkilä

Tour repertoire

Some examples of the repertoire can be found below. Please note that the list is not in any particular order.

  • The Ride of the Valkyries from the opera Die Walküre
  • Nessun dorma from the opera Turandot
  • Satumaa, a Finnish tango by Unto Mononen
  • Queen of the Night aria from the opera The Magic Flute
  • Violin Concerto from the ballet Sibelius
  • Rose Adage from the ballet The Sleeping Beauty
  • O Fortuna from Carmina Burana
  • O mio babbino caro from the opera Gianni Schicchi
  • Toreador from the opera Carmen

The tour will visit the following destinations

tickets and performances

Please note that only card payments are accepted during the tour.

Listen to the pieces we will perform at the tour

Touring by train with VR

The tour is a collaboration with VR and the cities visited. The tour is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture.