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Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)

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Address: Helsinginkatu 58, Helsinki 00260, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 4030 2211
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Beautiful architecture, top acoustics, wonderful atmosphere

I attended a production of the ballet "pieni merenneeito ", a version of HCA's "The Little Mermaid". I booked my ticket by phone and got one of the last 1st balcony center seats... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I attended a production of the ballet "pieni merenneeito ", a version of HCA's "The Little Mermaid". I booked my ticket by phone and got one of the last 1st balcony center seats which provided excellent sight line and acoustics. If you book this way you are expected to pay for and pick up your ticket in person by noon... More 

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Mariehamn, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

We we're here for our first visit of the Opera. A wonderful building first of all, but also a great performance showing Phantom of the Opera.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Phantom of the Opera, what a great spectacle on Thursday, Feb 25th. Great singers, especially Christine, we loved her voice. The Phantom was also great. The set design, vow. If you manage to get tickets, go there and enjoy.

Thank OTlohja
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Exciting performance of four top choreographers: Ekman, Volpi, Carlson, Uotinen. The most visually effective was Uotinen's Jord. Male dancers dancing on the red sand. Also Ekman's Episode 31 was energetic.

Thank AriHelsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Overall: 4 Comments: slight off center, by Töölö and Töölönranta (waterfront), much of the impression depends on the performance. Indigo was a good one. The opera itself provided fairly fast wardrobe service, coming and going, wine and champagne on arrival and during the breaks, and information on time left before start. When large crowds are moving it has to be... More 

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Durbanville, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Great performance of a world class musical. The production was superb and the service and facilities at the Finnish National Opera was first class.

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Lachen, Schweiz
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We went there for the Russian opera "The Nose". The building is quite impressive, large and modern. The seats were very comfortable and we enjoyed the fact that the languages displayed were not only the national ones being Finnish and Swedish but also English.

Thank Laedine
Nurmijarvi, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have been to Kansallisooppera ( Finnish National Opera) for several times and it's always an experience. This time I went to see the Nutctacker and mouse king ballet. The space is open and clear and you can find your way around easily. Price level for cafeteria items are somewhat high but if you only visit once or twice per... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We were fortunate enough to get tickets and see the Finnish National Opera's performance of Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" during our visit to Helsinki. We had mid-placed mezzanine tickets which gave us a great view to a very well done opera. The orchestra was excellent as was the performance and set. The additional Finnish touches (good organization for crowd flow, efficient... More 

Thank FrequentFrank
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Finnish National Opera is a right place to enjoy music. The building is very huge, spacious and functional. Cloakrooms are located on the ground floor, just at the entrance. People usually go to the first sections, thus go a bit further to avoid lines. I can't say anything interesting about catering as we had a glass of champagne only (€12.00... More 

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