About Opera Skaala

contemporary opera for contemporary people

Opera Skaala is Finland’s leading independent professional company for contemporary opera. Founded in 1996, Skaala has mounted 20 world or Finnish premieres of new operatic works, including several highly acclaimed productions of operas by Philip Glass. In addition to being a recognized and award-winning opera company, Skaala is a sought-after collaborating partner both in Finland and internationally.

Skaala’s guiding principle is the search for new forms of operatic expression and perspectives for the making of art. The company reinterprets the conventions of opera in many ways, including venues, performance technology and musical styles. Skaala also works regularly at the borderline between new opera and contemporary dance, seeking to find new connections between these artforms.

Opera Skaala welcomes proposals for new opera premieres as well as ideas for international collaboration in the field of new opera.

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