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Otello a dramatic masterpiece

Verdi’s Shakespeare opera Otello is just made for the Olavinlinna Castle acoustics. The music really gets to you and sends pleasurable shivers down your spine. As it did for the Savon Sanomat critic during the Opera Festival Choir’s stormy opening scene, or so it appears from his review of the premiere. 

You still have a chance to catch the Savonlinna Opera Festival Otello at 19 tonight and on July 21, 27 and 29. Click here for tickets and further info. Singing the title role in all the performances is Kristian Benedikt, Antonenko having been obliged to cancel for reasons of health.

From the House of the Dead presents a true castle spectacle

The Savonlinna Opera Festival’s third own premiere for the season dawns on Saturday July 23. Judging from the rehearsals, Olavinlinna audiences can expect a castle experience beyond compare. The soloists become totally immersed in their prisoner roles in the direction by David Pountney. Read more and buy tickets here.