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As part of Konecranes’ 2018 marketing partnership with the Savonlinna Opera Festival, Konecranes’ employees have the opportunity to purchase tickets to experience the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Finland.

You can purchase up to 4 tickets in price categories 1-3 and 7, for any of the performances listed below, that still have ticket availability, at a special Konecranes discount.

 

The perfect opera summer

Summer 2018 is a dream come true for opera lovers: evenings in a castle that echoes to the sound of great classics that touch, speak to and entertain with their age-old topics.

Whatever performance you choose, you will be swept along by beautiful music and unbridled emotions. Time to spend at leisure, a sparkling lake and the town of Savonlinna famous for its festive mood: the Opera Festival embodies the most glorious high-summer moods.

 

Faust

Dr Faust is tired of life when the devil, Méphistophélès, offers him eternal youth and pleasures of the flesh in return for selling his soul. Faust is enchanted by a vision of Marguerite and the agreement is soon sealed. Read more.

Performances:

 7.7. at 7 p.m.
  11.7. at 7 p.m.
  16.7. at 7 p.m.
  20.7. at 7 p.m.
  25.7. at 7 p.m.
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Otello

Verdi’s clever, complex score of Otello is a taxing one for the singers and players but regally rewards its audience. It is a masterpiece packed with grand emotions: expectation and despair, envy, happiness and love. Read more.

Performances:

14.7. at 7 p.m.   18.7. at 7 p.m.  23.7. at 7 p.m.   28.7. at 7 p.m.
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Patarouva

The new Opera Festival production for this season is the intense, visually dazzling Queen of Spades bringing to life the society circles of Romantic-era St. Petersburg. The opera is based on Pushkin’s story of a gambler, Herman, with an obsession for making money and a mysterious countess who, it is whispered, knows the winning cards. Naturally there is also some love woven into the plot – and the constant presence of death. Read more.


Performances:

6.7. at 7 p.m. 10.7. at 7 p.m.  13.7. at 7 p.m.  19.7. at 7 p.m. 
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 24.7. at 7 p.m.  27.7. at 7 p.m.    
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Madama Butterfly

Puccini paints a heart-breaking picture of Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) as she awaits her beloved. Three years earlier, American Lieutenant Pinkerton fell in love with and married her. Her family has rejected her and they are suspicious of Pinkerton, but Butterfly trusts that he will return. And he does return to fetch his little son – with his new American wife. Read more.

Performances:

9.7. at 7 p.m.   12.7. at 7 p.m.  17.7. at 7 p.m.    21.7. at 7 p.m.   26.7. at 7 p.m. 
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Tosca

Puccini was living in Torre del Lago when he composed Tosca. It would in time become one of the most popular operas of all time, its arias Recondita armonia, Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle sending shivers down the spine. Its famous melodies are familiar even to people not acquainted with the opera. Read more.

Performances:

31.7. at 7 p.m. 2.8. at 7 p.m.  4.8. at 7 p.m. 
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Turandot

Princess Turandot is famous for her beauty and cruelty. As her husband, she will accept only a man who can answer three tricky questions correctly. The chopping block awaits all other suitors. Unexpectedly, an unknown suitor, the dispossessed King of Tartary, succeeds. Who is this mysterious man? His name must be discovered by the morning, or all will die. None shall sleep tonight. Read more.

Performances:

30.7. at 7 p.m. 1.8. at 7 p.m.  3.8. at 7 p.m. 
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Children of Bodom & Lost Society

Opera Festival Rocks! On the 22nd of July the arias make way for the heavyweights of melodic death metal, Children of Bodom, and internationally acclaimed thrash metal line-up Lost Society, who will shake the thick walls of the Olavinlinna Castle. Read more.


Performances:

22.7. at 7 p.m.
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Concert by the winners of the Timo Mustakallio singing Competition

Concert by the winners, Aurora Marthens, soprano and Sanna Iljn, soprano,  of the Timo Mustakllio singing Competition 2017. Read more


Performances:

21.7. at 3
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Apocalyptica Plays Metallica By Four Chellos

Finnish symphonic heavy metal band Apocalyptica will make a spectacular reappearance to Olavinlinna Castle next summer on 15th of July 2018!

Performances:

 15.7. at 7 
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