Estimated duration

2 h, incl. intermission


Suomen kansallisooppera ja -baletti sr

In autumn 2024, The Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera (FNO) will enchant audiences at Musiikkitalo with the launch of a new, unique concert series. Concertgoers will be treated to gems of orchestral music and vocal performances by leading names from around the world. The programme reflects the full variety of life and human emotions.

The 2024–2025 season will feature a series of four concerts, with solo performances by sopranos Karita Mattila and Kristine Opolais, tenor Josep Calleja, bass-baritone Johan Reuter, and bass Mika Kares. In addition to Chief Conductor Hannu Lintu, the orchestra will be conducted for the first time in Helsinki by the brilliant, internationally acclaimed young talents Roderick Cox and Aivis Greters.

”Night after night, the Orchestra of the FNO provides a colourful background to the performances of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet. Our orchestra has an exceptional understanding of drama, and the audience can rest assured that the musical extension of the story is in good hands.
Now it’s time to get to know these musicians more intimately. We want to put a face to those waves of melody, which have until now only reached the audience from the orchestra pit. To this end, we have created an irresistible concert programme, in which international stars and exciting orchestral repertoire come together.”

Program 1.4.2024

Conductor Aivis Greters
Soloist Joseph Calleja

Pjotr Tshaikovski: Capriccio Italien
Giuseppe Verdi: Arias
Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov: Sheherazade op. 35

The Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera