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“Magic Flute by Mozart”

Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)
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Naantali, Finland
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Magic Flute by Mozart”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We expected "a quiet Monday night magic flute" by Mozart but it was 3/4 full and audience was well entertained by the performance.The building itself is absolutely brilliant, stylish and well functioning. We ordered a half time table with "wines" before the show, paid it in advance and got exactly what we orderded and paid for.
The seats were in the middle of the first row in the second balcony and the view couldn't be any better. Orchestra played well and apart from couple of dodgy solo sessions in the first half of the opera the artists were having a great evening. Especially the second half of the magic flute was just brilliant.
If you arrive by car, there are lots of 24hr or 4hr free parking spaces north from the opera house in front of the Olympic Stadium.

Visited October 2012
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84 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A high class opera house”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Spread over the past 15 years, I have seen 11 performances at this opera house. Musical standards are high and the productions I have seen tend to be fairly "safe". Their Ring Cycle was perhaps the most satisfying that I have seen anywhere. The auditorium is of medium size, with excellent acoustics and comfortable seating. Surtitles include English. For a small country, Finland "punches above its weight" in singers. Matti Salminen, Tommy Hakala, Jorma Hynninen, Lilli Paasikivi, Jorma Silvasti and the fabulous Karita Mattila all appear from time to time. There is one huge foyer which serves all areas of the house and usually one can find a place to sit during intervals. The side of the house is mainly glass and looks out on a park and lake. The idea that one has to be formally dressed at the opera is a myth, but the audience here - while not formal - is amongst the most elegantly attired anywhere.

Visited September 2012
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316 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Aida in Finnish National Opera”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We have visited many operas, but Aida in Helsinki was really enjoyment. The opera building is not very old, is quite modern and with great acustic. Subtitles in Swedish, Finnish and English were just a big plus.

Visited September 2012
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Noida, India
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Nice building”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Excellent opera. See the timing and opt in advance. On the way to Airport, near city centre. Can take finnair bus to commute. Best in afternoon.

Visited March 2012
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Aland Island, Finland
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“If you are the opera type.”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

Nice complex with display right outside huge wall of what is to be shown, date and time. Disabled facility available and can also be arranged if you inform earlier. Tickets can be very expensive from lippupalvelu.

Visited December 2011
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