Our privacy policy was last updated on Friday 25 May 2018View it hereDismiss
Bachtrack logo
Flag of Finland

Guide to Concerts, Classical Music, Opera and Ballet in Finland

Upcoming eventsSee more...

TurkuPhilosophers' Symposium

Haydn, Bernstein, Brahms
Turku Philharmonic Orchestra; Janne Nisonen; Tami Pohjola

HelsinkiToscaNew production

Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Puccini: Tosca
Patrick Fournillier; Christof Loy; Finnish National Opera; Christian Schmidt; Aušrinė Stundytė; Andrea Carè

HelsinkiRed Nose Day Concert

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Jaakko Kuusisto

HelsinkiThrough the ages

Mozart, Barber, Schumann
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; Pablo González; Mackenzie Melemed

HelsinkiLes Contes d'Hoffmann

Offenbach: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann)
Patrick Fournillier; Johannes Erath; Finnish National Opera; Heike Scheele; Gesine Völlm; Mika Pohjonen; Dominik Sutowicz
Latest reviewsSee more...

An emotional new Tosca from Christof Loy in Helsinki

Tuomas Pursio (Scarpia) and Aušrinė Stundytė (Tosca) © Heikki Tuuli
Carè, Stundytė and Pursio all shine as singers and actors in an intense, exciting production at the Finnish National Opera.
****1
Read more

Sibelius Festival in Lahti opens with Swanwhite rarity

Baiba Skride © Maarit Kyt Aharju
Baiba Skride gripped the audience in Sibelius's Violin Concerto in the opening concert of this year's Sibelius Festival in Lahti, along with some rarities by the composer.
****1
Read more

Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Auguin conducted as if he really believes in this evergreen work, which was wonderful to hear in the composer’s rather overlooked anniversary year.
****1
Read more

Staging, spectacle, singing: three-card trick at Savonlinna

Misha Didyk (Hermann) © Valtteri Hirvonen
This was more stadium rock than stuffy opera house, lighting as ‘metaphor made real’ as the lovers were – literally – star-struck, blinded by love.
****1
Read more

Butterfly's castle: Puccini soars at Savonlinna

Sae-Kyung Rim (Cio-Cio-San) and Mikael Kohi © Soila Puurtinen
There is a reason that Butterfly has the highest blub factor in the repertory, for it is not only for Cio-Cio-San that we weep, but for ourselves. 
****1
Read more