Finnish National Opera - Helsinki
26 May 2018

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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
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

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

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)
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.
4 Feb 2009 / Seen and Heard
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
Peter Sellars revisits Adriana Mater in Helsinki
Recently named Composer of the Year in the USA, Kaija Saariaho's second opera Adriana Mater, will be premiered at the Finnish National Opera on 23rd February 2008.
26 Jan 2008 / Seen and Heard