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The Festival begins tomorrow!

The warmer summer days greet you as you arrive in Savonlinna. The excitement is already running high in the streets and squares. The premiere of The Merry Widow on July 3 marks the beginning of not only this year’s Savonlinna Opera Festival but also of a new era for Olavinlinna Castle. How will the Festival’s first ever operetta performance look on the Castle stage? We know it promises to be a fine visual spectacle in the true Viennese manner.

Book your tickets for the festival season just beginning here. And during the season, keep up to date and check what’s going on each day at www.operafestival.fi.

Book now for 2016

As the present season gets under way, you can also start booking for next year. The varied repertoire for 2016 consists of seven operas plus concerts. Opera Festival audiences will have a choice of three Verdi operas based on plays by William Shakespeare: Otello, Falstaff and Macbeth. Also on the programme will be Puccini’s La bohème and Bellini’s Norma. Complementing the collection of operas in Italian will be Mozart’s Don Giovanni and the last masterpiece by Leoš Janáček, From the House of the Dead.

See the full programme for 2016 here.

For all matters concerning tickets please contact:

Online store www.lippu.fi
Telephone service +358 (0)600 900 900 (€1.98/min+lnc/mpc, open daily 7-22)
Ticket outlets, see list www.lippu.fi/myyntipisteet
In Savonlinna Sokos (Olavinkatu 57) and Prisma (Nojanmaantie 15).

Savonlinna Opera Festival office,
Olavinkatu 27, Savonlinna
Open during the festival season (July 3 – August 2) on performance evenings Mon-Fri from 9 and on Saturdays and on Sundays from 10 until the start of the performance.
Open outside the festival season Mon-Fri 9-16.
Tel. +358 (0)15 476 750, sales@operafestival.fi

Tickets at Tallisaari Island (the building on the right just before the pontoon bridge to the Castle) two hours before the start of the performance