New Children's opera: Little Red-Cap
The Savonlinna Opera Festival is once again giving its audiences a chance to see a new children’s opera second to none. Called Little Red-Cap, it is not exactly a traditional version of Little Red Riding Hood; rather, it ties together two tales featuring the Big Bad Wolf. Cast in the leading roles are, among others, Markus Suihkonen and Sanna Matinniemi, winners of the 2015 Timo Mustakallio Competition, and finalist Maiju Vaahtoluoto. The director is the experienced Ville Saukkonen and the designer of the sets and costumes is Tyra Therman.
Lasting about an hour, the opera is suitable even for very young children. There will be three performances (all in Finnish): at 18 on July 11 and at 15 on July 12 and 18. Read more and book tickets here.
LOVE in the Castle – Love Records 50th anniversary concert
The 50th anniversary concert by the legendary Love Records label to be held in Olavinlinna Castle at 19 on July 24 this summer will undoubtedly bring back youthful memories for many. Taking the stage as soloists in the LOVE in the Castleconcert will be Maarit, Aija Puurtinen, Tuure Kilpeläinen, Dave Lindholm, Pave Maijanen and Pepe Willberg. In addition to the soloists’ own Love Records hits, the programme will include music by Mikko Alatalo, Hector, Kaseva, Pelle Miljoona, Tuomari Nurmio, Rauli Badding Somerjoki, Pekka Streng, Tasavallan Presidentti and Wigwam. Tickets and further info here.
The Savonlinna Opera Festival at the Nordic Travel Fair 2016
The Nordic Travel Fair at the Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre on January 22–24, 2016 is the biggest travel event in Northern Europe. The Savonlinna Opera Festival will be represented at the Finland Festivals stand 6p78 by members of the Opera Festival staff with a bargain fair offer you can’t afford to miss!