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Sanatorio Express virtually

Iiro Rantala's comic opera about modern neuroses is a hilarious take on the questions tormenting today’s humanity.

How do I lose weight? How do I find peace of mind? How can I handle social media? Surely you can get over a divorce in a week? How do I deal with this shame? Loaded with self-deception, quacks and addictions, Sanatorio Express offers unorthodox answers and cures.

If you’re a first-timer, Sanatorio Express is a great introduction to the opera genre. Opera aficionados will be pleased to recognise a deep connection to the tradition of comic opera.

Watch the performance of Sanatorio Express, recorded on 10 October 2018, at the Stage24 service. The recording is available worldwide until 22 August 2021.

Duration: 1 h 49 min
Performed in Finnish
Subtitles in Finnish
Age recommendation: 7 years
Production: Yle and Finnish National Opera and Ballet 2018