Tuesday 25 October is not only the birthday of Georges Bizet and Johann Strauss II but also World Opera Day. Taking place for the fourth time, it’s a celebration for opera organisations, opera companies, opera festivals and opera lovers around the world. To mark the occasion, we’ve created two special €100 packages for summer 2023.
- One evening, two operas: Bluebeard’s Castle & A Room of One’s Own for €100 (price category 4, includes a €4.50 service fee)
- Two tickets to Lisette Oropesa’s concert for €100 (includes a €4.50 service fee per ticket).
The offers are only valid on Tuesday 25 October from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. at the Lippu.fi online store.
“Just as much as sport shapes a healthy body, the arts shape a healthy mind.”
-World Opera Day declaration
Book accommodation for your opera trip at special rates
Our partners have joined in the celebration, and you can now book accommodation for next summer at special rates. The accommodation offers are valid from 25 October until 31 October, subject to availability of discounted rooms.
Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone
Original Sokos Hotel Seurahuone is located at the heart of Savonlinna. It is set in a wonderful location on the shore of Lake Saimaa by the market square, just a stone’s throw from Olavinlinna castle.
- 9.7. Standard room for two €185/night, standard single €165/night (normal rate €240/€220)
- 26.7. Standard room for two €265/night, standard single €245/night (normal rate €338/€318)
- 28.7. Standard room for two €265/night, standard single €245/night (normal rate €324 /€304)
Book at sokoshotels.fi/en with the code BWOD23. The rates include breakfast.
Stay in the stunning surroundings of the Punkaharju ridge just a half an hour’s drive from Savonlinna. Special room rates are available on 9 and 28 July.
- Superior room for two €179/night (normal rate €199)
- Standard room for two €145/night (normal rate €162)
For more information about the room types, please visit kruunupuisto.fi/en. The rates include breakfast. Book your accommodation with the code OPERADAY from Kruunupuisto sales by phone on +358 44 7639130 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Spahotel Casino is located on a pictoresque island in the centre of town. Every room has a private balcony and most offer magnificent lake views. Summer hotel Vuorilinna shares the yard of this comfortable spa hotel. Special room rates are available on 9, 26 and 28 July.
- With the code WOD22 -10 % discount from normal rate
Book at spahotelcasino.fi/en. This includes breakfast.
Lisette Oropesa is unquestionably one of today’s most sought-after, acclaimed and admired opera singers. Her technique is nothing short of perfect and her crystalline voice is rich and powerful. She has a deep understanding of lyrics and an impressive flair for acting. We’re delighted that, in summer 2023, she will not only sing the lead role of Romeo and Juliet but also treats us to her own concert.
Bluebeard’s Castle is a dreamlike psychological drama, to which the Hungarian language adds nuanced tones. The evening continues with the essaylike A Room of One’s Own based on Virginia Woolf’s text, a women’s opera about women. ”A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction,” Virginia Woolf wrote in her eponymous literary classic in 1929. The evening of two operas is a visiting performance by Theater Hagen.