AIDA in Finland


The Finnish National Opera Presents:


Giuseppe Verdi

Military commander Radamès inadvertently betrays his country because of his love for Aida. The lovers are joined in death. This Egyptian story inspired Verdi to write some of his most brilliant music, resulting in one of the finest operas of all time.

Verdi was a seasoned master by the time he came to write Aida, able to identify compelling stories and to play on the emotions of the audience. Aida is celebrated for its grand events and spectacular crowd scenes, but it also contains an intimate portrait of forbidden love. The acclaimed FNO production refers both to the time of the Pharaohs and to modern-day conflicts.

Duration 3 h 5 min, 1 intermission
Performed in Italian, surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English.
  • Conductor Michael Güttler
  • Director Georg Rootering
  • Sets Bernd Franke
  • Costumes Götz Lanzelot Fischer
  • Lighting design Ilkka Paloniemi
  • Choreography Marilena Fontoura
Mika Pohjonen, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

Mika Pohjonen, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers


Mardi Byers, Jorge Lagunes

Mardi Byers, Jorge Lagunes

Upcoming performances

Main auditorium

  • Sat 02/05/2015 7:00 pm
  • Tue 05/05/2015 7:00 pm
  • Sat 09/05/2015 7:00 pm
  • Wed 13/05/2015 7:00 pm
  • Sat 16/05/2015 7:00 pm
Tuija Knihtilä, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

Tuija Knihtilä, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers

Antonello Palombi

Antonello Palombi

Mardi Byers

Mardi Byers

Lilli Paasikivi, Jyrki Korhonen

Lilli Paasikivi, Jyrki Korhonen

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