2020 Savonlinna Opera Festival

2020 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.

2020 Savonlinna Opera Festival
The 2020 Festival:
In summer 2020, the medieval castle of Olavinlinna on the shore of Lake Saimaa will again echo with a fascinating array of opera. This will include King Roger, which has seen a surge in popularity around the world, the festival’s first baroque opera by Handel, Karita Mattila’s gala concert, and beloved classics: Carmen, La traviata and The Barber of Seville. Visiting productions will be performed by Croatian National Theatre from Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture.

JULY 25 at 7:00pm

She’s never indifferent, never nondescript, always electrifying. La Karita is celebrating her 60th birthday with a grand festive gala, accompanied by the Opera Festival Orchestra and conductor Hannu Lintu. This event is the talk of the summer.

The programme of the gala concert includes arias from Karita Mattila’s star roles over recent years, such as Ariadne, Sieglinde and Jenůfa. It’s been nearly 40 years since she won the Lappeenranta Singing Competition and BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and her iconic career continues as strong as ever. The radiance of this opera prima donna is impossible to match – there is only one Karita Mattila. ...Show All

Programme Olavinlinna Castle

Carmen (Bizet)

2020 > July 03 | 07 | 10 | 13 | 17 | 21

King Roger (Szymanowski)

2020 > July 04 | 09 | 15

La traviata (Verdi)

2020 > July 06 | 08 | 14 | 18 | 20 | 23

Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)

2020 > July 11 | 16 | 22 | 24

Werther (Massenet)

2020 > July 26 | 29 | 31

Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Händel)

2020 > July 28 | 30

Price guide

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