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Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)

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Address: Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki 00251 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 4030 2211
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world class organization, good acoustic and sight lines

Elo-Mendelssohn Midsummer's night dream was well played and very well danced. Audience was a bit premature with applause, but applause was well deserved. Costume exhibit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Elo-Mendelssohn Midsummer's night dream was well played and very well danced. Audience was a bit premature with applause, but applause was well deserved. Costume exhibit and chorus tribute display reflect loving attention to FNO's heritage. Bravo!

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Parramatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Like many of the buildings in Helsinki, this building is beautiful. Modern and sleek. The ballet was amazing and even sitting up high there was a good view of the whole stage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

Very nice performane of "Die Fledermaus". Opera singers/actors were very good with nice costums in good ambience. The inside of the opera building is very nice and modern. They serve good champagne :-) We can recommend a night out in the opera of Helsinki!

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Finnish National Ballet, directed by Kenneth Greve, is the best of the best. The company is part of the Opera and offers performances that range from the large traditional classics like Swan Lake, Copelia, Sleeping Beauty to modern works. The dancers represent the talent of Finland and a global cast of exquisite dancers representing the U.S., France, Turkey, Russia,... More 

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went to the finnish national opera to see the ballet Lumikuningatar or "The Snow queen". It was my first time visiting the Helsinki opera house and initially I wasn't too impressed. From the outside the building is pretty dull-looking, but when you step inside it completely transforms. Its modern architecture really appealed to me and the view over Tölö... More 

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Ylojarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The performers were marvellous, the acoustics great, the seats a bit uncomfy and the toilet queues a nightmare. The intermission service was excellent, provided you'd reserved and paid for it beforehand. Definitely something not to miss for classic music lovers - but Tampere talo beats it with flying colours in convenience and cosiness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are an Opera lover, do give it a visit. The building and location itself are inspiiring. I saw L'Elisir d'Amore last year and Der Rosen Cavalier this year. Sung in original language with subtitles above the procnium Arch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Since we have seasonal tickets we go there quite many times a year. This season's last for us was Peer Gynt ballet. It was beautiful for both eyes and ears. The opera building itself is not so thrilling outside but the interior is really cool. The location is perfect. It is by Töölö bay. The view from the foyer is... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I go to the National Opera 5-10 times a year, and the latest I saw/heard was La Boheme. I would have given it 5 stars, but in the past not all operas have been as good. Although I must say, that the level has been very good in the past years, no real disappointments I can recall. Haven't been much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

An enjoyable production! Very good orchestra, conductor and singers. Many things happen on the stage, and it's not a bad idea to try to get seats near the front to see the details (yes, I know, the music experience is better farther back, but you can't have everything).

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Address: Address: Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki 00251 , Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 4030 2211
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki>  > Taka-Töölö

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