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Savonlinna Opera Festival moved to summer 2021 – information regarding tickets

Please find further information about tickets and summer 2021 performances below. The details will be updated continually.

Following the Finnish government’s ruling regarding events in summer 2020, this year’s Savonlinna Opera Festival has been postponed until 2021 to help control the coronavirus epidemic. The programme scheduled for 2020 will be performed in Olavinlinna next year instead. Any tickets already bought or reserved will automatically be valid for summer 2021 performances.

You will find the new performance dates and the instructions for the confirmation below, as well as information about how to proceed if the new date is not suitable for you. Please confirm your reservation or make changes by 28th October, if you haven’t done it yet.

Read the press release about the postponement of the Opera Festival to summer 2021 here.

If you are waiting for your booking to be confirmed for summer 2021 or a refund for this summer’s tickets, please be patient. We promise to fix everything as soon as we can. Postponing the festival by a year means thousands of extra ticket operations, and with our small team they take time. We are working hard to complete the changes, and we pledge to have everything ready by the end of the year. Thanks for bearing with us!  

Your support is incredibly important

We are facing an unprecedented situation. Savonlinna Opera Festival has been organised every year for more than half a century, ever since 1967. Without the festival, summer 2020 will be historic for all the wrong reasons.

Our preparations were already well on the way, and we cannot get back the costs already incurred. To us, postponing the festival by a year means a loss as high as 2 million euro. This is a significant share of our budget, nearly 75% of which is covered by ticket revenue.

Your support is incredibly important to us. We are immensely grateful if you can keep your ticket reservation until summer 2021 and help us safeguard the future of the Opera Festival. Nevertheless, we fully understand if that is not possible in these exceptional circumstances.

1. Check the new dates

The new performance dates are based on days of the week. This means that, for example, Carmen originally scheduled for Friday 3 July 2020 will be performed on Friday 2 July 2021, the summer’s premiere King Roger will be moved from Saturday 4 July 2020 to Saturday 3 July 2021, and so forth. The start times will remain the same, meaning that opera performances will start at 7 p.m.

The postponement of the Opera Festival to summer 2021 has led to two changes in the festival programme, regarding the performances of La traviata on 20 July and 23 July 2020. The performance of La traviata scheduled for Monday 20 July 2020 will be replaced by The Barber of Seville on Monday 19 July 2021, and the 23 July 2020 performance will be replaced by Carmen on Thursday 22 July 2021. Ticket reservations have been changed accordingly. If the change does not suit you, please proceed to section 2 below.

Changes to the cast are likely, and we will publish the names of conductors and soloists as we make progress in our preparations for summer 2021.

Please find the new performance dates for summer 2021 and their correlation with summer 2020 performance dates here (opens in new window). You can see the entire programme for summer 2021 here, along with complete information about each production.

If you are a travel agent (for group reservations), please contact Savonlinna Opera Festival ticket sales (, tel. +358 (0)15 476 750).

2. Confirm your reservation or make changes

Please accept the change of your summer 2020 ticket(s) to a performance in 2021 via the form below.

Please also let us know via the form if you cannot use your ticket for 2020 in summer 2021. We will then find a solution from the following options:

You can change your ticket to another performance
You can change your ticket to a different performance date or production, subject to ticket availability.

You can exchange your ticket for a gift voucher
You can exchange your ticket for a Savonlinna Opera Festival gift voucher for the same value. The gift voucher is valid for two years from the date of exchange.

We will refund your ticket
If you want, we can also refund you the full value of your ticket. As per our sales terms and conditions, the service and delivery fees are non-refundable.

Choose the option that is most suitable to you and let us know via the form.


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Join Club Opera to secure and shape OUR future

As a member of Club Opera, the club for our regular visitors, you support the Opera Festival with your membership fee and take part in shaping the future of the festival. We greatly appreciate the contribution of our club members – in this hard and unprecedented situation it is more important than ever. Thank you!

If you are not a member yet, this is a great time to join. Your membership fee for 2020 will entitle you to a members-only early bird ticket discount of 10%. You can make reservations at this special rate for summer 2021 until the end of January. Both new and existing members are entitled to the discount.

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Customer service

We will be in touch with everyone who has bought or reserved tickets as soon as the new performance dates have been confirmed. The current situation is producing delays in our customer service due to high demand. Thank you for your patience!

Telephone service
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
tel. +358 (0)15 476 750

Visiting address
Olavinkatu 27, Savonlinna
weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We reserve the right to make changes.