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“Behind the opera house”

Finnish National Opera (Suomen Kansallisooppera)
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“Behind the opera house”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

There were hundred of people came by their bicycles to meet each other and dance together. If you want meet somebody or just dance outside with someone you don't know go there in the park adjacent to the National opera. If you are very shy, just sit and listen to the music and watch the others.

Visited June 2013
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“Fascinating building architecturally”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Wonderfully designed building, very clever and aesthetically pleasing, especially at night, inside and out. Well worth a look.

Visited April 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Tasty visit to Opera”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

When enjoying some ballet at the Finnish National Opera we were happy to taste some delicacies of the house restaurant. Fresh local food as appetizer and something for the sweet tooth prepared by the best of patisseries and chocolateries around.

Visited May 2013
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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“An excellent Tristan”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Finnish National Opera is up to the standard of the best opera houses in Europe. I saw the new 2013 staging of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde on May 25th 2013. A really great performance it was. The staging was simple but very imaginative and the cast was absolutely top-class. Robert Dean Smith, one of the greatest "Heldentenors" at present, sang Tristan, Marion Ammann was Isolde, Lilly Paasikivi sang Brangäne and the great Matti Salminen (still going strong) was in the role of King Marke. Pinchas Steinberg conducted the whole thing. A special mention must be made of the Finnish National Opera's orchestra. What a massive band of players! I would also like to mention the really pleasing telephone service when I ordered my ticket (the very last available!) by phone in April. There was no problem making a reservation by phone. They would keep it until the day before the performance and no need to pay in advance

Visited May 2013
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Naantali, Finland
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“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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