Upcoming productions

BETWEEN

Kaija Saariaho‘s first stage work, Study for Life, had its only performance in February 1981. Now the new generation is bringing its own interpretation of this enigmatic first step towards opera, combining it with a stage version of the violin concerto Graal Théâtre.

KANSANRADIO (the people's radio)

Kansanradio opera is a new Finnish chamber opera. The libretto of is based on the rich content of the Kansanradio radio program, which has been broadcasted on YLE for more than forty years.

koria täti

Koria täti (aunt Koria) is a production by Saaristo-ooppera and tells the tale of a slowly dementing old woman, who is isolated from the rest of the family and locked in her personal chambers. Olli Kortekangas’ composition is accompanied by Tommi Kinnunen’s libretto. Päivi Nisula shines in the leading role.

THE LAST TEMPTATIONS

Joonas Kokkonen’s magnificent opera The Last Temptations will be heard in August at Nilsiä’s Aholansaari. Esa Ruuttunen sings in the role of Paavo Ruotsalainen.

HEAVEN AND HELL

The film “Taivas ja Helvetti” (Heaven and Hell”), directed by Riitta Rask and scheduled for release in 2021, is a biography documentary following the legendary composer and conductor Kari Tikka

Love is powerful as death

“Love is powerful as death” composed and scripted by Kari Tikka premieres at the Alexander Theater on April 23, 2020. Other performances are April 24, April 25 and April 26, 2020.

La Passion de Simone

Touching and philosophical La Passion de Simone’s by Kaija Saariaho brings something to think for Easter Week! Performances in the Concert Hall Sun 12.4. and Mon 13.4.

BACH - Torikka - Uotinen

A surprising encounter – light, sound, motion. Opera singer Waltteri Torikka and legendary artist Jorma Uotinen have designed a dramatic mix of sound, light and movement around J. S. Bach’s cantatas for bass voice.

Past productions

Nordic Baroque Scene

nordic baroque scene LAUNCH EVENT OF THE NORDIC BAROQUE ORCHESTRA COLLABORATION, HELSINKI 25th of AUGUST 2021 PERFORMANCES Wed 25.8.2021, klo 11.00 – 16.30 (EET) NBS

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RING for children

RING for children Fri Aug 23rd 2019 6:00PM Musiikkitalo Concert hall Sat Aug 24th 2019 2:00PM Musiikkitalo Concert Hall Sat Aug 24th 2019 6:00PM Musiikkitalo

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