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Performer: Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera

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HelsinkiAriadne auf Naxos

Strauss R.: Ariadne auf Naxos
Hannu Lintu; Katie Mitchell; Finnish National Opera; Chloe Lamford; Sarah Blenkinsop; Miina-Liisa Värelä; Mika Pohjonen

HelsinkiLa Bayadère

Minkus: La Bayadère
Natalia Makarova; Marius Petipa; Finnish National Ballet; Benjamin Pope; Pier Luigi Samaritani; Anna Kontek; John B. Read

HelsinkiCarmen

Bizet: Carmen
Liam Scarlett; Finnish National Ballet; Mikhail Agrest; Jon Bausor; James Farncombe

HelsinkiDon Giovanni

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Patrick Fournillier; Jussi Nikkilä; Finnish National Opera; takis; Erika Turunen; Tuomas Pursio; Markus Suihkonen

HelsinkiEugene Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin
Alan Buribayev; Marco Arturo Marelli; Finnish National Opera; Dagmar Niefind-Marelli; Boris Pinkhasovich; Olesya Golovneva
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Salonen's Helsinki Rheingold celebrates Finnish vocal talent

Jukka Rasilainen (Alberich) © Ralph Larmann
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

Camilla Tilling (Mélisande) and Laurent Naouri (Golaud) © Sakari Viika
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. 
****1
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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
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