Finnish National Opera

The Finnish National Opera in Helsinki is an opera and ballet company of high international standard. It is a truly national institution, as it includes the only professional opera company in Finland, the only professional ballet company, the only professional choir and the largest orchestra.
The repertoire of the Finnish National Opera is varied and rich, containing true to its mission both timeless classics and new works from home and abroad.

Helsinginkatu 58, 00250 Helsinki, Finland


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Finnish National Opera presents the world premiere of the new Finnish opera AUTUMN SONATA, composed by Sebastian Fagerlund and based on the film of the same name by Ingmar Bergman.

23 September 2017 at 18h00 CET

Finnish National Opera | Johanna Rusanen on singing Kullervo's sister

Where does this sudden intensity spring from in a relationship between two strangers? It’s a question soprano Johanna Rusanen has been asking herself. As Kullervo’s sister, she embodies an independent, confident woman who unwittingly commits incest, then plunges to her death.

Finnish National Opera | Drum Battle

Classical meets metal meets hip-hop: drummer Kai Hahto and beatbox YouTuber Rudi Rok team up with Samuli Viitanen, percussionist at the Finnish National Opera. A jam session of the third kind.

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