Summer Time has begun!
The clocks have been synchronised to summer time in Finland, and opera pleasures are
approaching once again. Preparations for the summer are under way not only in the Opera
Festival Office, but also on the Opera Festival’s main stage at Olavinlinna Castle. The castle
has been refurbished during the winter, including walls, casemates, shooting holes and the
Congress Hall. The roof of the tower will also be renovated before the season starts.
Tosca – a much-loved thriller
This summer, the Opera Festival will hear Puccini’s Tosca, whose strong and lyrically beautiful
themes convey powerful drama all the way from the opening notes to the final climax. Tosca
will feature a long-awaited Finnish debut, when Johanna Rusanen sings in the title role (21.7, 28.7).
Read more, view performances here.
Festival book and librettos are a lasting souvenir of your opera visit
You can buy the festival book and librettos at our online shop or your hotel. Advance orders are
handled by the Savonlinna Opera Festival Office and our partner the Savonlinna Swimming Club,
which also sells books and librettos in and outside Olavinlinna Castle on opera nights. Here you
can order the librettos and festival book (in Finnish). By purchasing the publications, you support
the youth work of the Savonlinna Swimming Club.