Good to know
There are four rehearsal rooms:
XAMK Up (address: Savonniemenkatu 6) (Orchestra)
Talvisalo (address: Muurarinkatu 4)
Piispanmäki (address: Kirkkokatu 1) (The Abduction from the Seraglio)
In Linnala there is one classroom with a piano reserved for the soloists and one for chorus members to practise on their own. These rooms are on the second floor and can be reserved for one hour at a time (reservation sheet is on the classroom door).
Linnala is open:
Mon-Fri from 9 am to 8 pm
Sat from 3 pm to 8 pm.
Linnala (like all rehearsal rooms) is closed on Midsummer.
Rehearsal schedules are updated during the week on the Castle notice board each Friday at noon. Rehearsal schedules can be picked up from the Castle Office or from the office at Olavinkatu. You can also get your rehearsal schedule via e-mail if you send your e-mail address to production assistant Mirva Koivukangas: email@example.com .
Opera Festival offices
Castle Office (tel. +35840746 0067) is open
In June Mon.-Sat. from 8 am till the end of the evening rehearsal.
From July 4th to August 4th the office is open from 8 am till the end of the performance.
Festival Pass and parking permit can be picked up from the Castle Office.
There is a computer with an Internet access at the Castle Office for the use of SOF personnel.
The Opera Festival Main Office at Olavinkatu 27 where you find the Box office and Administration & Finance offices.
Ticketoffice is open:
Until July 4th Mon.-Fri. from 9 am. to 4 pm.
July 4th to August 4th Mon.-Sat. from 9 am to 6.30 pm.
On Sundays from 10 am to 6.30 pm.
Administration Office is open: Mon.-Fri. from. 9 am. to 4 pm.
With expense reimbursement and fee matters please contact Mrs. Päivi Kostiainen or Mrs. Tarja Halonen.
With contract matters contact Marikki Laaksonen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the lobby of the Olavinkatu Office you can find a computer with an Internet connection. There you can also find maps and brocures of Savonlinna region.
Savonlinna Opera Festival Press Office ( +358 15 4767529) is located on the 2 nd. floor of the Olavinkatu Office. The Press Office will send you invitations to staff events.
Head of Press Office is Sonja Eiramo ( +358 40 5088828)
NOTE! on Midsummer ALL SOF offices are CLOSED
Telephones and internet
It is recommended that you will get a Finnish Pre paid Mobile connection while in Savonlinna since last minutes changes are sometimes informed by text messages/ phone calls.
There will be an audience in the Dress Rehearsals. We do not sell tickets to Dress Rehearsals but SOF staff is entitled to two tickets per Dress Rehearsal. Soloists can get their tickets from production assistant Mirva Koivukangas (email@example.com). She will be found from the production office of the Castle.
All other staff members get their Dress rehearsal tickets from their own supervisor/ representative.
The easiest way to get around in Savonlinna is by bike. You can rent one from Intersport (Olavinkatu 52).
Please don’t leave your bike on areas close to the Castle where it is prohibited by signs. The city of Savonlinna will take those bikes away and there is nothing we can or will do about it.
Midsummer June 21-23
Midsummer celebrations take place on the 21st-23rd of June. This is a very important Holiday in Finland All the shops, offices and even some restaurants are closed. Therefor it´s most important that you do your grocery shopping and sort out any businesses before Fri June 21st. Since everything in Finland is pretty much closed we cannot help you with Internet, mobile phone, banking or housing problems.
The Olavinkatu Office will be closed during Midsummer. The Castle office is open on Fri. 21st of June until 2pm. After that the whole festival staff will be on Holiday and won´t be back to work until Mon. June 24th.
Rehearsal room in Linnala is not in use on Fri. June 21st– 23rd.