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A genuine tour de force

We’ve put together and prepared a marvellous repertoire, and we can’t wait to share breathtaking, exhilarating and comforting moments with our audience at the Opera House.

This season, our opera and ballet productions are about longing for freedom, rebellion and suspicion, but above all about passionate love. Let love be a source of strength for us all.

Explore our autumn repertoire and pick your favourites

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What's on this autumn

Giacomo Puccini


16.9.2021 – 27.10.2021

The opera to end all operas

Limitless love, scathing hatred, music bursting with emotion – what more can you expect from an unforgettable opera experience? Giacomo Puccini’s opera hits straight in the heart, making first-timers and opera aficionados alike fall in love with it.

Lucas Jervies – Jérôme Kaplan – Aram Khachaturian


1.10.2021 – 11.11.2021

Fight for your love

Spartacus is a gladiator who leads the slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The ballet tells the tale of the man, his passionate love, and his longing for freedom. Spartacus shows the male dancers of the Finnish National Ballet at their strongest and most athletic.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's

The Phantom of the Opera

22.10.2021 – 31.12.2021

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.

Oopperan kummitus

Love Never Dies

9.11.2021 – 10.11.2021

The Phantom’s tale continues

The most popular musical composer of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber, wrote the musical Love Never Dies as a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. In autumn 2021, a concert version of the romantic musical will be performed on the Main Stage of the Finnish National Opera.

Wayne Eagling, Toer Van Schayk – Pyotr Tchaikovsky

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King

24.11.2021 – 22.12.2021

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without this ballet classic

The beloved ballet classic, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, is a cherished tradition for friends and families alike. Tchaikovsky’s familiar music, the magical sets, and the spectacular costumes whisk the audience miles away from the everyday worries.

Nutcracker and the Mouse King
Giuseppe Verdi

La Traviata

10.12.2021 – 20.1.2022

The most popular Verdi opera

This romantic story of young love overshadowed by illness is the most popular Verdi opera ever performed at the FNOB. The current production has been in the repertoire since 1988, with almost 200 performances. And there is no end in sight!

La Traviata