It’s still not too late to enjoy new operas this summer
Audiences and critics have acclaimed both of our new productions for this festival season. If you have yet to experience the thrilling power of Verdi’s Otello
or the top class directing of Janáček’s From the House of the Dead
, then this is now your last week of opportunity to attend these performances before the arrival of our visiting productions from Turin.
In praise of Otello:
“The tumultuous choral introduction thrilled the audience. Conductor Xian Zhang splendidly guides the entire spectacle to ensure that justice is also done to finer details of the score." - Jyri Ojala, Savon Sanomat
“The production is a credit both to Verdi and to Shakespeare.” - Riitta-Leena Lempinen-Vesa, Itä-Savo
Follow this link
for ticket reservations and further details of Otello. Performances today July 27th
From the House of the Dead impresses the critics:
“The operatic tension is maintained and intensifies at the end of each of the three acts.”
“The characterisation, pace and organisation are the work of an experience master of dramatic artforms.” - Hannu-Ilari Lampila, Helsingin Sanomat
“From the House of the Dead is an impressive and captivating masterpiece.” - Riitta-Leena Lempinen-Vesa, Itä-Savo
Follow this link
for opera ticket reservations. Performances are on the 28th
and on the 30th of July
The blog of Savonlinna Opera Festival provides illustrative fragments from the plot of Janáček’s last opera, providing a foretaste of the fierce realism of this splendid work. The blog is available for Finnish language readers here.
Otello Open at Kerigolf July 29th
An official Opera Festival Golf event will be organised once again on the splendid course of festival partner Kerigolf on the 29th of July at 8.30 am, with this year’s event appropriately named the Otello Open. You can enrol now
on the Kerigolf website
or call +358 15 252 600, and also enquire about affordable ticket packages for performances of Otello.