2 August 2017

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Savonlinna Opera Festival (Savonlinnan oopperajuhlat) is held annually in the city of Savonlinna in Finland. The Festival takes place at the medieval Olavinlinna (St. Olaf's Castle), built in 1475. The castle is located amid spectacular lake scenery.

The 2017 Opera Festival will celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence with an impressive procession of concerts and operas commencing with Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, the world premiere of Sallinen's Castle in the Water and Sallinen's Kullervo. Verdi's highly popular Rigoletto will return as a new production. Tchaikovsky's opera Iolanta and a concert version of his Eugene Onegin will mark the visit of the worldfamous Bolshoi Theatre, and the Teatro Real Madrid will bring a production of Bellini's I puritani.

Purchase your tickets through the Online Registration Portal


August 2nd, 2017


Kullervo, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra,

Savonlinna Opera Festival

Event Information

Sibelius: Kullervo
Wednesday 2.8.2017 at 19:00
Location: Olavinlinna Castle
Duration about 70 minutes. No interval.

Teatro Real Orchestra and Choir, Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir

Chorus master Matti Hyökki
Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, soprano
Ville Rusanen, baritone

The birth of Sibelius's Kullervo Symphony was a key moment in the history of Finnish music. Into the lines from the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala, the young Sibelius packed some of his wildest musical ideas, turning the brutal story into an absolute masterpiece. The parts of Kullervo and his sister will be sung at this concert by a real brother and sister, Ville Rusanen and Johanna Rusanen-Kartano. 

Pick up from Crowne Plaza Hotel: 14:00

Venue:  Olavinlinna Castle

Dress code:  Smart Casual


Space is limited to 50 tickets until 31 May and it is subject to early booking on a first-come-first-serve basis! There are 5 price categories and each seat category is limited to 10 tickets only.

Per Person Rate / Ticket Category 1: 215 EUR

Per Person Rate / Ticket Category 2: 200 EUR

Per Person Rate / Ticket Category 3: 190 EUR

Per Person Rate / Ticket Category 4: 180 EUR

Per Person Rate / Ticket Category 5: 170 EUR

Please click here to see the seating plan of the hall. 

Including: Round-trip transportation by private bus (hotel-Savonlinna-hotel), Opera Tickets, 2 Boxed lunch (there and back) OR dinner with drinks at a Local restaurant and local Tax.

 You may purchase the ticket from our Online Registration Portal

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