Rounding off the 2014 season of the Savonlinna Opera Festival to perfection are the performances by this year’s visiting opera house, Welsh National Opera, of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Verdi’s Nabucco. The party of 183 from Welsh National Opera will be arriving in Savonlinna this weekend. There are still some tickets available for Manon Lescaut, but all three performances of Nabucco are sold out. Puccini’s third opera, Manon Lescaut, was a great success in its day, establishing his world-wide reputation as Verdi’s successor and a fixed star on the Italian opera firmament. Awaiting the Olavinlinna audience is an urban take on this classic of melodic arias and unbridled passion. The conductor is Lothar Koenigs, Music Director of Welsh National Opera, and the stage director is Mariusz Treliński, who made his mark on the Castle stage in La traviata last summer.
Tickets for Manon Lescaut.