2019 Savonlinna Opera Festival

2019 Savonlinna Opera Festival

A most picturesque town in the heart of Europe's largest lake district in eastern Finland. Reached by a one-hour flight from Helsinki or 3-hour train journey.

The centre of the town is the medieval Olavinlinna Castle, the main [covered] venue for the summer opera festival on a stage built inside the walls of the castle affording amazing acoustics.

It is a breathtakingly beautiful destination for truly unforgettable opera visit.

A stopover for 2 nights in Helsinki is also recommended.

2019 Savonlinna Opera Festival
ABOUT THE 2019 SEASON
The season’s new production is Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in this production by Kari Heiskanen.

The Opera Festival Choir will have a magnificent chance to shine in Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor in Kerimäki Church on 12 July 2019.

Two old favourites are back on the programme: Verdi’s Rigoletto, an agonisingly tear-jerking classic in which the drama unfolds in some of the world’s best-known arias, and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, a carefree, thought-provoking story about cultural encounter – a topic that never ages.

La Sca-la, Milan is bringing to Savonlinna Verdi’s seldom-heard I masnadieri and a gala concert, while even the Castle swifts and swallows will start to dance in the Wiener Volksoper’s production of Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. ...Show All

Programme Kerimäki church | Olavinlinna Castle

Mozart's Mass in C minor K.427 (Mozart)

NEW PRODUCTION
2019 > July 12

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

NEW PRODUCTION
2019 > July 04 | 06 | 09 | 13 | 23 | 25

Rigoletto (Verdi)

2019 > July 05 | 08 | 10 | 16 | 19

I masnadieri (Verdi)

2019 > July 15 | 17 | 20

Die Entfuhrüng aus dem Serail (Mozart)

2019 > July 22 | 24 | 26 | 27

Die Fledermaus (Strauss, J)

2019 > July 30 | 31 August 01 | 02 | 03

Price guide

Prices on request from Opera in Style