Savonlinna Opera Festival (Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat)

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Country and Region FinlandEastern Finland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Savonlinna, Eastern Finland, Finland
Festival Contact Information

Savonlinnan Oopperajuhlat
Olavinkatu 27
FIN-57130 Savonlinna, Finland
Phone: (358) 15-476-750
Fax: (358) 15-476-7540

Festival Description

The birth of the Savonlinna Opera Festival ties in closely with the emerging Finnish identity and striving for independence at the beginning of the 20th century. The Savonlinna Opera Festival has hosted a series of foreign opera companies, and the Festival has similarly taken some of its own productions abroad. The Savonlinna Opera Festival has become one of the most illustrious fixtures in the Finnish cultural calendar, and an event of the greatest international significance. The exceptional atmosphere is created by the venue—a lakeside medieval castle.

Festival Dates July 1 - 27, 2011
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Festival Events:

Performances 2011:
  • Don Giovanni, W.A. Mozart
  • Lohengrin, Richad Wagner
  • Tosca, Giacomo Puccini


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Articles and Reviews:
  • Finnish festival invites you to create new opera, reporting by Brett Young, editing by Paul Casciato (Reuters, May 6, 2010)


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