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They’re finally available: tickets for season 2019–2020 performances. If you haven’t looked into our impressive repertoire, do it now. We promise you a fantastic feast of performance arts, including premieres that blow your mind.

Artistic Directors recommend

Jorma Elo – Joseph Haydn, G. F. Händel, Gottfried Stölzel

Alice in Wonderland

23.8.2019 – 28.5.2020

Fall into a fairy-tale world

”Everyone knows Alice in Wonderland. Now, Finland’s own world famous choreographer Jorma Elo has made Alice into a ballet. This wonderful performance, with the characters from the book dancing throughout the performance, is truly an experience for the whole family.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Alice in Wonderland
McGregor – Balanchine – Robbins

Triple Bill

27.9.2019 – 12.10.2019

Three dance works in one evening

”I love triple bills! With three different ballets, three different choreographers and three different kinds of music, there’s something for everyone. The dancers of the FNB can really show you what they can do – it’s like a “masters of the dance” evening.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Tripla 2019
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Die tote Stadt

5.10.2019 – 18.10.2019

When words are not enough, you need opera

”Kasper Holten’s version of Korngold’s opera is one of the most magnificent works in our repertoire. The ingenious sets provide an astounding, beautiful and multidimensional visual feast. An evening of masterful opera is guaranteed.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Die tote Stadt
Sebastian Fagerlund

Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata

15.11.2019 – 12.12.2019

The cinema classic as an acclaimed opera

”Sebastian Fagerlund’s opera Höstsonaten – Autumn Sonata, based on a novel of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, was a critics’ favourite in 2017. This ravishing relationship drama will return to the FNO repertoire, starred by one of today’s most important opera artists, Anne Sofie von Otter.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Höstsonaten; Anne Sofie von Otter
Astrid Lindgren – Pär Isberg – Stefan Nilsson, Georg Riedel

Pippi Longstocking

29.11.2019 – 21.12.2019

The world’s strongest ballet!

”Roller skates, monkeys on a skate board, dancers flying in the air – anything can happen when Pippi’s around. Bring everyone you know from the age of 3 to 100 to this wonderful performance.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

Pippi Longstocking
Natalia Makarova – Ludvig Minkus

La Bayadère

18.1.2020 – 7.2.2020

A divinely beautiful love story

”La Bayadere is a true classic that has it all: beautiful music by Minkus, fantastic costumes and sets, the quintessential white tutus of classical ballet and, of course, lots and lots of incredible dancing. If you love Swan Lake, La Bayadere is for you.”

- Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Ballet

La Bayadère
Richard Strauss

Ariadne auf Naxos

24.1.2020 – 15.2.2020

”A stage version of Ariadne auf Naxos will be seen for the first time at the current premises of the FNO. Director Katie Mitchell’s production is an excellent example of modern European regietheater. One of the season’s highlights will be the interpretation of the role of Ariadne by Miina-Liisa Värelä, whose rise to European opera fame has been astronomical.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Ariadne auf Naxos
Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Eugene Onegin

18.3.2020 – 24.4.2020

An opera of great yearning

”Marelli has directed a tremendously beautiful interpretation of Pushkin’s tale of Russian aristocracy. The name role of Eugene Onegin is performed by the magnificent young baritone Boris Pinkhasovich, already the favourite of great opera companies.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Eugene Onegin; Elena Stikhina
Richard Strauss – Igor Stravinsky

Sophocles’s tragedies set to music – Elektra and Oedipus Rex


A concert of ancient tragedies

”The FNO audience have the opportunity to hear one of the most successful mezzo-sopranos of her generation in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex oratorio. Russian-born Ekaterina Gubanova, who studied at Sibelius Academy in Finland, will sing the role of Jocaste.”

- Lilli Paasikivi, Artistic Director of the Opera

Gullberg Jensen Eivind

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The epic saga begins

The crown jewel of season 2019–2020 will be the Finnish version of Richard Wagner’s monumental achievement, the four-part Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelungs). The coming season will comprise the first two parts of the tetralogy, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre.

Read more about the Ring cycle