Long live opera!

The mission of the Savonlinna Opera Festival Patrons’ Association is to build a unique festival together – now and in the future. We’d love you to join us 

Every membership fee is a great help and directly supports the operations of the festival. 

The membership comes with a wealth of benefits, such as advance booking, ticket promotions, newsletters, introductory talks, and even a dedicated entranceway to the castle. Membership is valid until end of the year. 

Join now and enjoy all your membership benefits immediately. Joining our inner circle also means you will be the first to hear of next year’s festival repertoire and you can reserve tickets before the general public. Your 10% early bird discount is valid until the end of January.

Long live opera! 

Join us in securing the future of the Savonlinna Opera Festival and enjoy many membership benefits. Opera is an amazing genre and one that is counting on its fans’ support.  

6 reasons to join  

  1. You’ll help the Savonlinna Opera Festival retain its vitality and continue to spread joy during the beautiful Finnish summer.
  2. You can book tickets  performances before the general public.
  3. You will enjoy a 10% advance booking discount for tickets to the next festival until the end of January. 
  4. Joining our inner circle means you will be the first to hear of announcements, news and promotions.
  5. You’ll be invited to introductory talks and get free programme leaflets filled with background information on performances.
  6. You’ll have access to a backstage tour of the castle and to the member entranceway to performances.

The best operatic summer ever in 2022 – membership benefits abound again next year

The stars of opera will shine bright again in summer 2022. As a member, you can now make new reservations at a 10% member discount until the end of January 2022. Ticket sales for the general public start on 1 July. Explore the repertoire here.  

Your support is tremendously important to us, now more than ever as the pandemic is disrupting our entire industry for the second year running. As a member, you will help ensure our stability and enable our future. Our warmest thanks!

Your membership is valid one calendar year at a time, and the membership fee includes yearly benefits. This means next year’s benefits are included in next year’s membership fee. More detail about the benefits will be announced in due course.

Member benefits and prices


  • Patrons’ Association Membership
  • Book and purchase tickets for season 2022 at a special discount of 10% until 31.1.2022 (max 10 tickets).
  • You can attend the free pre-opera introductory talks (with a guest of your choice) at Kulttuurikellari.
  • On opera evenings you can enter the castle using the dedicated member entranceway.
  • You can pick up the Opera Festival program leaflet, specific for each opera, with background information on performances for free at our Ticket Offices (Olavinkatu 27 & Tallisaari) on opera evenings.
  • You will be invited to a members’ meeting and have a chance to join the members’ tour to a destination outside Finland (if arranged).


  • All the Silver benefits (see above)
  • Unlimited advance booking at the special member rate.
  • Upgrade your seats on the day of performance (subject to availability)
  • Complementary sparkling wine for two before the performance


  • This level has everything an opera-lover could wish for: all the Silver and Gold benefits (see above)
  • Platinum members receive four VIP tickets (2 sets for 2) during the festival
  • Free program leaflet for the evening’s opera deliver by mail and a dedicated contact person at the Opera Festival.

Find out more and join us: 

Juha Luukkonen
tel. +358 44 737 6631  / 

The Patrons’ Association is our cornerstone 

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is backed by a non-profit organisation on a mission to ”create international opera with Finnish professional expertise”. The Savonlinna Opera Festival Patrons’ Association was founded in 1972. It currently has approximately 750 members. Anyone can join simply by paying the membership fee, which supports the operations of the Opera Festival. 

The Patrons’ Association offers a genuine opportunity for you to make a difference. The Patrons’ Association elects a member committee, which in turn elects the festival’s Board of Directors. Participating in the meeting of the Patrons’ Association is voluntary, and the meeting takes place every three years.  

Returning to roots while retaining benefits  

In the past few years, the Savonlinna Opera Festival Patrons’ Association has existed alongside the Club Opera members association. Club Opera members are also members of the Patrons’ Association. 

According to the results of a recent survey, members’ most important reason for joining is their desire to support the Opera Festival and help secure the future of a unique summer event. These findings encouraged us to take the club back to its roots. Everything else remains the same, including the excellent member benefits.   

We’re delighted to invite you to join the Patrons’ Association to build the future of the Opera Festival with us while enjoying many benefits!