22 opera, 9 concert and 3 children’s opera performances plus 2 singing competition rounds later…

Warm thanks to all the 70,000 of you who visited the Opera Festival this summer. We celebrated three great milestones: 100 years of Finnish independence, 50 of the present Festival and 30 of foreign opera house visits. You’ll find photos of some of the season’s highlights on our Facebook site.

One proof that this was a special season was the attendance by the Finnish and Russian Presidents at the performance of Iolanta by the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow as part of President Putin’s working visit to 100-year-old Finland.

Answer the questionnaire and you may win tickets for next year’s Savonlinna Opera Festival

Tell us your views – both good and bad – on the season just ended by answering our questionnaire. Each reply is important to us and helps us to develop the Festival. And if you enter your contact details, you will qualify for a draw for tickets for the 2018 season. (Rules for the draw)


It will soon be summer again
Cash in on the 10% advance booking discount valid until the end of August.

The Opera Festival in Helsinki in September
The Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra will be combining forces for a performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at the Helsinki Music Centre on September 15. More info here (in Finnish).

The best services for your visit to the opera
See our recommended places to stay, restaurants and services in the Savonlinna region provided by our Club Opera partners here.