Highlights - Some of Our Most Loved and Acclaimed Shows

Here are just a few of the shows that have been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike since we first opened our doors.

1990

The London Philharmonic Orchestra · Esa-Pekka Salonen · English Chamber Orchestra · Mstislav Rostropovich · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Don Carlos · András Mikó · Ralf Gothóni · Victor Borge · Nana Mouskouri · Willem Breuker Kollektief · Vaya Con Dios · Iceland Symphony Orchestra · Suzanne Vega · Finnish National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker · Avanti! · Chorus Line

1991

Berliner Philharmoniker · Daniel Barenboim · Tower of Power · Academy of St. Martin in the Fields · Finnish National Opera/Wagner: Parsifal · The Nits · Tampere Opera/Puccini: Madama Butterfly · Estonia Theatre/Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov · Leningrad Ballet Theatre · Flying Pickets · Conjunto Folclórico Nacional de Cuba · Vladimir Ashkenazy · Nigel Kennedy · The King’s Singers · Isaac Stern · Yehudi Menuhin · Richard Clayderman · Eva Dahlgren

1992

Yuri Bashmet · Estonia Theatre/Kálmán: Countess Mariza · Hortus Musicus · Paul Young · Grigory Sokolov · B.B. King · Borodin String Quartet · Ilya Grubert · Paavo Berglund · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Don Carlos · John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers · Maggie Reilly

1993

Aleksei Lybimov · Matti Salminen · Estonia Theatre/Strauss: The Gipsy Baron · Mikis Theodorakis · Yuri Bashmet · Riga Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake · Soloists of the Finnish National Opera · Natalia Gutman · Le Parlement de Musique · Leif Segerstam · Peter Schreier · Karita Mattila · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Il Trovatore · Esa-Pekka Salonen · The Nits

1994

Riga Ballet/Minkus: Don Quixote · Patrick Gallois · Academy of St. Martin in the Fields · Jacques Mercier · Estonia Theatre/Strauss: Vienna Blood · Carmen Cortés · Irina Arhipova · Vladimir Ashkenazy · Tampere Opera/Tchaikovsky: Queen of Spades · Karita Mattila · Raimo Sirkiä · Sauli Tiilikainen · Claude Naville

1995

Olli Mustonen · Tampere Opera/Puccini: Tosca · Thomas Zehetmair · Steven Isserlis · Isabelle van Keulen · Esa-Pekka Salonen · Karita Mattila · Nexus · The Latvian National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Sleeping Beauty · Orchestra of the Royal Opera Stockholm · Peter Schreier

1996

Ralf Gothóni · Tango Pasión · Tampere Opera/Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci and Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero · Nordman · The National Viola Competition · Antonio Canales · Kathleen Battle · The Latvian National Ballet/Adam: Giselle · The Malmö Symphony Orchestra · Paavo Järvi · The Real Group · Ilya Musin · BBC Symphony Orchestra · Andrew Davis · Sarah Chang · Trio Töykeät · Pekka Kuusisto

1997

Karita Mattila · Monica Groop · Aleksei Lubimov · Olli Mustonen · Aleksei Sultanov · Tampere Opera/Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer · Jaakko Ryhänen · Cynthia Makris · Esa Ruuttunen · Heikki Siukola · Matti Salminen · Ilya Musin · Jukka-Pekka Saraste · Olli Mustonen · Mikko Franck · Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto · Miriam Fried · Russian National Orchestra · Paavo Berglund

1998

Jaakko and Pekka Kuusisto · Raschèr Quartet · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Nabucco · Giancarlo Andretta · Jorma Hynninen · Jaakko Ryhänen · Monica Pick-Hieronimi · International Leo Brouwer Guitar Competition · The Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake · Wimme · Peter Schreier · Pia Freund · Monica Groop · Elisabeth Batiashvili

1999

Ralf Gothóni · Tampere Opera/Puccini: Manon Lescaut · Karita Mattila · Vladimir Ashkenazy · Andras Schiff · Tango Pasión · Virtuosi di Kuhmo · Pekka Kuusisto · The Ballet of the Prague National Theatre/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

2000

Tero Saarinen & Company Toothpick · The Three Sopranos: Esperian/Cassello/Lawrence · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Simon Boccanegra · Soile Isokoski · Jorma Hynninen · Jaakko Ryhänen · Jyrki Anttila · Mariinsky Ballet, St. Petersburg/Minkus: Bayadere · Netherlands Radio Symphony Orchestra · Cullberg Ballet (Riksteatern, Stockholm)/Sleeping Beauty, choreography by Mats Ek

2001

Tampere Opera/Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin · Monica Groop · The Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra · Alberta Ballet (Canada) · Tom Jones · Jethro Tull · The Latvian National Ballet/Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet

2002

Murray Perahia · Laura Pausini · Soile Isokoski · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Un ballo in maschera · The Göteborg Ballet, Sweden · The Dubliners · Anssi Tikanmäki Orchestra · Vocal Ensemble Rajaton · The Ballet of the Prague National Theatre/Sleeping Beauty

2003

The Chilingirian Quartet · Ballet Pécs (Hungary)/Attila Egerházi, Raza Hammadi · Anssi Tikanmäki Film orchestra · Tampere Opera/Bizet: Carmen · Barbara Hendricks · Vocal Ensemble Rajaton · The Luomu Players · The Latvian National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

2004

Soile Isokoski · Tampere Opera/Kokkonen: The Last Temptations · Jaakko Ryhänen · Kirsi Tiihonen · Juha Uusitalo · Karita Mattila · Omara Portuondo · The Estonian National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

2005

Olli Mustonen · Laura Pausini · Kimmo Pohjonen · José Carreras · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Othello · Camilla Nylund · Jorma Hynninen · Lou Reed · Collegium Vocale Gent/Paul Hillier · Vaya Con Dios · Barbara Hendricks · Mariza · The Latvian National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker

2006

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra · Anne-Sofie von Otter · Jorma Silvasti · Jorma Hynninen · Tampere Opera/Donizetti: L’Elisir d’Amore · Anssi Tikanmäki Orchestra · Värttinä · Agit Prop · Emma Salokoski Ensemble · Jaakko Ryhänen · Lalo Schiffrin · Kiri Te Kanawa · Julian Reynolds · The Estonian National Ballet/ Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake

2007

Mariza · Vaya Con Dios · Ralf Gothóni, piano · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Aida · Ladysmith Black Mambazo · Karita Mattila · The Imperial Ice Stars: Swan Lake on Ice · The Ballet of the Prague National Theatre/Nutcracker

2008

Riverdance · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Requiem · Tero Saarinen Company · Topi Lehtipuu · Blackmore’s Night · Paul Anka · Kris Kristofferson · Eva Dahlgren · Juha Uusitalo · Soile Isokoski · Mariza · The Latvian National Ballet/Shostakovich: Bright Stream and Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet

2009

The Imperial Ice Stars: Cinderella on Ice · Steven Isserlis · Olli Mustonen · Tampere Opera/Verdi: Don Carlos · Bad Boys of Dance/Rock the Ballet · Emanuel Ax · Laura Pausini · Take 6 · Cirkus Cirkör · Paul Anka · Camilla Nylund · The King’s Singers · Topi Lehtipuu · David Daniels

2010

The Sound of Music · Tampere Beatles Happening · Jukka-Pekka Saraste · Apocalyptica · Tampere Opera/Wagner: Lohengrin · Jan Latham-König · Kasper Holten · Kirsi Tiihonen · Jukka Rasilainen · The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain · Mariza · John Williams · John Etheridge · Kiri Te Kanawa · Julian Reynolds · Rafaela Carrasco· Karita Mattila · Spaghetti Western Orchestra · Finnish National Ballet/Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake · Matti Salminen · Tarja Turunen

2011

Tampere Opera/Mozart: Magic Flute · The Original Elvis Tribute · Agit Prop · Cirque Mechanics: Birdhouse Factory · Apocalyptica · Josh Groban · Buena Vista Social Club feat. Omara Portuondo · The Snowman (Birmingham Repertory Theatre)

2012

Juha Uusitalo · Kalevi Kiviniemi · Tampere Opera/Wagner: Tannhäuser · Antti Sarpila Swing Band · Amorphis · Jorma Hynninen · Ismo Eskelinen · Nits · Dionne Warwick

2013

Il Divo • Igudesman & Joo • Rajaton • Patricia Kaas • Max Raabe • Canned Heat • Tampere Opera/Puccini: Madama Butterfly • Ismo Alanko • Cheek • The Latvian National Ballet/Tshaikovski: Sleeping Beauty

A Tradition of World-Class Concerts

About 130 concerts are held at Tampere Hall every year, with the very first such event being held in the Spring of 1990 when the facilities were still being tested. The performer that day was the legendary Finnish rock star Juice Leskinen, who was giving his 40th birthday concert.

As if to symbolise the wide range of concerts that Tampere Hall would come to hold, the next concert was, in contrast, a classical music concert given by the world famous London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, held on August 20th 1990.

Tampere Hall’s ability to attract world-class performers became evident at the official opening of the venue in autumn 1990. This special occasion was made all the more memorable by performances by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, the pianist and entertainer Victor Borge, the coloratura soprano Marylyn Mulway, the pianist Marita Viitasalo, as well as the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by the cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, who also gave an exquisite solo.

After this illustrious start, our performances have continued to go from strength to strength with truly world-class performances by world-class performers.


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