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Karita Mattila – the grand festive gala

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 gala concert programme includes arias from Karita Mattila’s favourite roles, such as Ariadne, Elisabeth from Tannhäuser and her latest love, Isolde. 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. 


Ottorino Respighi: Belfagor Overture

Giuseppe Verdi: Eboli’s aria ”O don fatale” from the opera Don Carlo

Richard Strauss: ”Mondscheinmusik” from the opera Capriccio

Richard Strauss: Ariadne’s aria ”Es gibt ein Reich” from the opera Ariadne auf Naxos

Ferruccio Busoni: Eine Lustspielouvertüre 

Amilcare Ponchielli: Gioconda’s aria ”Suicidio” from the opera La Gioconda


Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture

Elisabeth’s aria ”Dich, teure Halle” from the opera Tannhäuser

Prelude from Tristan und Isolde

Isolde’s aria ”Mild und leise” from the opera Tristan und Isolde

Info Info

July 25, 2020 at 19
July 27, 2020 at 19 (sale starts on November 13th at 9 a.m.)

Tickets from 75 €

Karita Mattila, soprano
Hannu Lintu, conductor

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra

Duration about 2 hours. One interval.

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