Due to the pandemic situation and the uncertainties around large events, we must give up on all our opera performances in July 2021.
If you have tickets, don’t worry. You can now move your tickets and make a reservation for the performance of your choice in summer 2022. Read more here
Concerts and a singing competition will bring joy to this summer. Read more: Information about the concerts
Our guest, the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc Rijeka, will bring a real gem to Savonlinna. Jules Massenet’s Werther is a delicate, lyrical opera that simmers with late 19th century sensuality.
The team behind the production is sure to impress. Director Fabrizio Melano devoured opera librettos since he was 10 years of age, abandoned his university career for opera, worked for New York’s Metropolitan Opera for 30 seasons and has directed singers from Callas to Scotto and Pavarotti. (Not to mention that he founded the Japanese restaurant Cho Cho San in Manhattan, which was famed for its Puccini sushi.) He delivers a slick and minimalist interpretation of Werther.
The director Melano has discovered Slovenian Aljaž Farasin for the role of Werther.
See also the guest performances of Giulio Cesare.