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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Helsinki, Finland

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HelsinkiThe Phantom of the Opera

Lloyd Webber: The Phantom of the Opera
Nick Davies; Tiina Puumalainen; Finnish National Opera; Kurt Kopecky; Teppo Järvinen; Marjaana Mutanen; Timo Alhanen

HelsinkiLa traviata

Verdi: La traviata
Alan Buribayev; Giancarlo del Monaco; Finnish National Opera; Michael Scott; Matti Hietanen; Tuuli Takala

HelsinkiBilly Budd

Britten: Billy Budd
Hannu Lintu; Annilese Miskimmon; Finnish National Opera; Annemarie Woods; Peter Wedd; Ville Rusanen

HelsinkiThe Merry Widow

Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Kurt Kopecky; Jussi Tapola; Finnish National Opera; Anna Kontek; Olli-Pekka Koivunen

HelsinkiSalome

Strauss R.: Salome
Hannu Lintu; Christof Loy; Finnish National Opera; Johannes Leiacker; Robby Duiveman; Olaf Winter; Sara Jakubiak

HelsinkiDon Pasquale

Donizetti: Don Pasquale
Alberto Hold-Garrido; Tuomas Parkkinen; Finnish National Opera; Hannu Lindholm; Tuomas Lampinen; William Iles; Hanna Rantala
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From darkness to light: Beethoven 9 in Helsinki

The traditional end of year performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony took on extra significance in this, his 250th anniversary year. 
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Salonen's Helsinki Rheingold celebrates Finnish vocal talent

For any opera house, the production of a new Wagner Ring cycle is a huge undertaking and becomes a mission statement. For Finnish National Opera, its mission is to stage an all-Finnish Ring.
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Waterworld: firm musical foundations in Pelléas et Mélisande

Marco Arturo Marelli's 2012 production lacks mystery but puts a fine Golaud centre stage, while Esa-Pekka Salonen ensures superior musical values in the pit. 
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Potential and polish: the finals of the Mirjam Helin Competition

The Mirjam Helin's singer-only jury plump for a polished soprano and youthful baritone in a final concert with no obvious stand-out star. 

An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

Carè, Stundytė and Pursio all shine as singers and actors in an intense, exciting production at the Finnish National Opera.
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Outstanding revival of Kasper Holten's Die tote Stadt in Helsinki

Starring celebrated heldentenor Klaus Florian Vogt, Kasper Holten's highly-praised production of Korngold's Die tote Stadt for Finnish National Opera is brilliantly revived.
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