People attending performances in the castle this year should allow more time than before as they will now have to pass through security. Bags, backpacks and other such baggage will be checked by security officers before the bridge leading to the castle. Those arriving by boat will also be checked, on the landing stage behind the castle.
“We want to ensure our audience a pleasant opera experience,” says the festival’s General Director Jan Strandholm
. “Security is an important factor here, which is why we are preparing for and adapting to changes in the global security situation. The new arrangement was also prompted by the latest terrorist threat assessment for Finland made by the Finnish Security Intelligence Service (Supo).”
For details of the security check see the info page