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Long live Finland and the Savonlinna Opera Festival!

The opening weekend of the Savonlinna Opera Festival is our tribute to the independent Republic of Finland celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. For on the programme are two works deeply rooted in the Finnish ethos: Aulis Sallinen’s The Castle in the Water, to receive its world premiere in Olavinlinna Castle, and his Kullervo, in its first performance of the season. Rounding off the weekend will be a concert in Kerimäki Church by the YL Male Voice Choir, our worldwide ambassador for Finnish male-voice singing, and the young singers of the Tapiola Choir.

Jumping the gun in the centenary festivities is the new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail staged by a Finnish team. This fairytale-like opera, with which Mozart first made a name for himself, is suitable for young and old alike.

In honour of the jubilee year, we have invited two famous opera houses to join us. The Bolshoi Theatre from Moscow is bringing along two works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky: the opera Iolanta and a concertante version of Eugene Onegin. The Teatro Real Madrid is enriching the programme with Bellini’s I puritani and Sibelius’s Kullervo Symphony, the latter in collaboration with the Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir. For any bel canto fans who saw Norma in summer 2016, The Puritans will surely be an unforgettable experience.

One of the most interesting new productions in the jubilee season is Verdi’s Rigoletto, an all-time Festival favourite. The new version is based on the direction of Sir David McVicar for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

A new era dawned in 1967 for the Savonlinna Opera Festival first held over a 100 years ago. For the past half-century we have enjoyed an unbroken history of performing to the world’s best audience. To celebrate this landmark we have chosen Beethoven’s Missa solemnis.

Take a look at our programme and make a date with the only festival of its kind in the world.

Tickets on sale for the 2017 season from July 8, 2016 at 9.

Programme July 7 - August 4, 2017

Vko.WeekWeek 27

7.7. Friday at 19Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, premiereOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
8.7. Saturday at 14Sallinen: The Castle in the Water, world premiereOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
8.7. Saturday at 19Sallinen: Kullervo, premiereOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
9.7. Sunday at 10Divine WorshipOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
9.7. Sunday at 14Sallinen: The Castle in the WaterOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
9.7. Sunday at 19YL Male Voice Choir and Tapiola ChoirKerimäki Churchosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen

Vko.WeekWeek 28

10.7. Monday at 19Verdi: Rigoletto, premiereOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
11.7. Tuesday at 19Mozart: Die Entfürhrung aus dem SerailOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
12.7. Wednesday at 19Sallinen: KullervoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
13.7. Thursday at 19Verdi: RigolettoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
14.7. Friday at 19Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
15.7. Saturday at 19Verdi: RigolettoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
16.7. Sunday at 11Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition, first roundSavonlinna Hallosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
16.7. Sunday at 19Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition, finals at 19Savonlinna Hallosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen

Vko.WeekWeek 29

17.7. Monday at 19Sallinen: KullervoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
18.7. Tuesday at 19Verdi: RigolettoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
19.7. Wednesday at 19Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
20.7. Thursday at 19Verdi: RigolettoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
21.7. Friday at 19Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
22.7. Saturday at 19Verdi: RigolettoOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
23.7. Sunday at 19Beethoven: Missa solemnisOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen

Vko.WeekWeek 30

24.7. Monday at 19No performanceOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
25.7. Tuesday at 19Tchaikovsky: Iolanta, premiere (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
26.7. Wednesday at 19Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, concertante (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
27.7. Thursday at 19Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
28.7. Friday at 19Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
29.7. Saturday at 15Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
30.7. SundayNo performanceosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen

Vko.WeekWeek 31

31.7. Monday at 19Bellini: I puritani, premiere (Teatro Real, Madrid)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
1.8. Tuesday at 19Bellini: I puritani (Teatro Real, Madrid)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
2.8. Wednesday at 19Sibelius: Kullervo, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra, Savonlinna Opera FestivalOlavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
3.8. Thursday at 19Bellini: I puritani (Teatro Real, Madrid)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen
4.8. Friday at 19Bellini: I puritani (Teatro Real, Madrid)Olavinlinnaosta lippubuy ticketвилетыKarten online bestellen