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1 August 2021

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Covid fan tutte

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Ópera en tiempos de COVID: Covid fan tutte
12 Nov 20 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Covid fan Tutte, l'Opéra de Finlande (se) joue de la crise sanitaire
10 Nov 20 / Olyrix
In a fantastic ‘Covid fan Tutte,’ Salonen ushers Mozart into the age of coronavirus
31 Oct 20 / Los Angeles Times
Don Giovanni

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Unconventional, inspiring Don Giovanni in Helsinki
18 Mar 20 / Seen and Heard
Ariadne auf Naxos

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Excellent singing and acting in Helsinki’s Ariadne auf Naxos
5 Feb 20 / Seen and Heard
Die Tote Stadt

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Huis clos étouffant
15 Oct 19 / ConcertoNet (French)
Das Rheingold

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Das Rheingold is a good omen for the rest of Salonen’s Ring cycle
16 Sep 19 / Seen and Heard
Plaqué or
6 Sep 19 / Wanderer
Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Rheingold: a Finnish tour de force
3 Sep 19 / Bachtrack
Pelléas et Mélisande

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Waterworld: firm musical foundations in Finnish National Opera's Pelléas et Mélisande
4 Jun 19 / Bachtrack
Wozzeck

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Cruel but excellent performance of Wozzeck in Helsinki
8 Apr 19 / Seen and Heard
Les Contes d'Hoffmann

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 2

Un cast vraiment efficace donne beaucoup de satisfaction
15 Nov 18 / Anaclase
The Tales of Hoffmann is welcomed back to Helsinski
29 Oct 18 / Seen and Heard
Tosca

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 2

An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki
25 Sep 18 / Bachtrack
The Tosca of my dreams
13 Sep 18 / Seen and Heard
Il Trovatore

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Trovatore‘s well-known melodies reach listeners’ hearts
30 Mar 18 / Seen and Heard
La Traviata

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Less-than-spectacular singing saved by roasted almonds at intermission
11 Jan 18 / OperaWire
Autumn Sonata

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 3

Without question, Bergman proves to be well suited to opera, and Fagerlund serves Autumn Sonata well
30 Nov 17 / Opera Journal
New opera evokes Bergmann film
3 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Striking, superb
15 Sep 17 / Financial Times (via Google)
Rigoletto

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Rousing Rigoletto revival in Helsinki
3 Oct 17 / Seen and Heard
Only the sound remains

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Noh escandinavo
30 May 17 / Mundo Clásico (Spanish)
Der Fliegende Holländer

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 3

A truly great Der fliegende Holländer
23 Feb 17 / Opera Journal
Sorm en drank
24 Jan 17 / Leidmotief
Visionary Wagner
18 Jan 17 / Opera Today
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

Deeply touching and intensely dramatic Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
7 Feb 17 / Seen and Heard
Le nozze di Figaro

Finnish National Opera


No. of reviews: 1

De luxueuses Noces de Figaro à l'Opéra national de Finlande
1 Nov 16 / Opera Online (French)
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 (via Google)
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
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News & Articles

Finnish National Opera announces its 2021-22 season
The Finnish National Opera has announced its 2021-22 season featuring new productions and several workshops, concerts, and musicals
29 Apr 2021 / OperaWire
Finnish National Opera restructures season with ‘Covid fan tutte'
The company has announced that the first opera in the autumn repertoire will be “Covid fan tutte,” featuring soprano Karita Mattila and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.
28 May 2020 / OperaWire
Finnish National Opera’s 2020-21 season
The Finnish National Opera has announced its 2020-21 season featuring the continuation of the new Ring Cycle.
23 Apr 2020 / OperaWire
Salonen appointed artist-in-association in Finland
Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) has appointed Esa-Pekka Salonen as its first artist-in-association.
19 Aug 2016 / Opera Now
Karita Mattila is ready to accept old ladies’ roles
The star soprano is making a return to the stage of the Finnish National Opera.
5 Sep 2012 / Helsingin Sanomat (Eng)