Finnish National Opera - Helsinki
1 May 2016

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Indigo

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Una ópera para la era de las emociones
26 Jan 16 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
The Phantom of the Opera

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

New production of Phantom of the Opera the opera
24 Sep 15 / Seen and Heard
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Magnificent Meistersinger in Helsinki
31 Mar 15 / Seen and Heard
Die Fledermaus

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Strauss’s Lepakko (Die Fledermaus) in Finland
4 Dec 14 / Seen and Heard
Le nozze di Figaro

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

New production of Le nozze di Figaro by Finnish National Opera
3 Sep 14 / Seen and Heard
La bohème

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Heartwarming Bohème in Helsinki
11 Apr 14 / Seen and Heard
Jenufa

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Jenůfa premieres in Helsinki
11 Feb 14 / Seen and Heard
Don Pasquale

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

High level comedy in Helsinki’s new Don Pasquale
16 Oct 13 / Seen and Heard
Tristan und Isolde

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Lyrical beauty and deep emotions
23 May 13 / Seen and Heard
Thaïs

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Thaïs in Helsinki: An 80 year wait
12 Feb 13 / Seen and Heard
Don Carlo

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Grand voices in grand grand Don Carlos
31 Oct 12 / Seen and Heard
Purge

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Tormenti e ambiguità europei
24 Apr 12 / Il Giornale della Musica (Ita)
As an opera, Purge is unashamedly traditional in form and construction
24 Apr 12 / Financial Times
Pelléas et Mélisande

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Pelléas et Mélisande in Helsinki
17 Apr 12 / Seen and Heard
Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Superb singing, controversial concept
25 Jan 12 / Seen and Heard
La rondine

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

High-lying swallow in Helsinki
30 Dec 11 / Seen and Heard
Carmen

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Sensational Hungarian tenor István Kovácsházi in Helsinki’s Carmen
12 Oct 11 / Seen and Heard
Der Ring des Nibelungen

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Fading Helsinki Ring revival polished up by Salminen, Hakala and some world-class fire
16 Sep 11 / Seen and Heard
Il tabarro

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Come to Finland for Il Tabarro. Stay home for the rest of Il Trittico
23 May 11 / Seen and Heard
Suor Angelica

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Come to Finland for Il Tabarro. Stay home for the rest of Il Trittico
23 May 11 / Seen and Heard
Gianni Schicchi

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Come to Finland for Il Tabarro. Stay home for the rest of Il Trittico
23 May 11 / Seen and Heard
Aleksis Kivi

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Aleksis Kivi deserves to stay in the repertoire
26 Feb 11 / Seen and Heard
Die Tote Stadt

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Finnish National Opera’s production makes it stand out as a true masterpiece, scenically and musically
13 Dec 10 / Seen and Heard
Aida

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 2

A full-blooded performance, overwhelming in the triumphal scene
24 Sep 10 / Seen and Heard
Aida seikkailee Mussolinin Italiassa
22 Sep 10 / Helsingin Sanomat (Fin)
Un Ballo in Maschera

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

A thought-provoking production of Un ballo in maschera
2 Apr 10 / Seen and Heard
Rusalka

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Hard to resist
3 Dec 09 / Seen and Heard
Andrea Chenier

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

It’s a colourful production
11 Sep 09 / Seen and Heard
The Ostrobothnians

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

The Ostrobothnians is well worth a visit
23 Apr 09 / Seen and Heard
Daddy's Girl

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Musically, the work is very accessible
4 Feb 09 / Seen and Heard
Olli Kortekangas
The composer of ‘Daddy’s Girl’ talks about the popularity of opera in Finland, the importance of singing in Finnish culture and the value of opera in modern society.
Rigoletto

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Stronger direction of the singers would have better balanced the powerful and disturbing setting
29 Jan 09 / Seen and Heard
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News & Articles

Finnish National Opera and Ballet 2008/9
The company's first season under its new artistic management is announced.
26 Apr 2008 / Seen and Heard
Finnish National Opera nomiantes Mikko Franck
Conductor Mikko Franck has been nominated for the dual post of Artistic Director and General Music Director of the Finnish National Opera.
22 Nov 2007 / Helsingin Sanomat (Eng)
Surprise candidate to lead Finnish National Opera
The Board of the Foundation of the Finnish National Opera has proposed Päivi Kärkkäinen, programme director at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, to be the new General Director.
23 Sep 2007 / Helsingin Sanomat (Eng)
Erkki Korhonen resigns from Finnish National Opera
The Finnish National Opera General Director Erkki Korhonen resigned on Thursday. He leaves his post with immediate effect.
16 Jun 2007 / Helsingin Sanomat (Eng)
Unrest at Finnish National Opera
Mikko Franck talks about his resignation as Finnish National Opera's General Music Director.
10 Mar 2007 / Seen and Heard