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The Magic of the Opera

The most significant event in Savonlinna and one of the most famous festivals in the whole country is the Savonlinna Opera Festival. For decades, the festival has gathered the high and mighty and the great unwashed together to enjoy opera masterpieces and spectacular singing in the medieval Olavinlinna Castle. And how beautifully the arias echo from the robust rocky walls! The classic operas, medieval setting, the Lake Saimaa archipelago and the magnificent Finnish summer create a combination that makes your heart sing.

Masterpieces and Finnish maestros in the 2014 season

The 2014 Opera Festival season planned by new Artistic Director, Jorma Silvasti, promises goodies galore for the opera lover. The season’s new production, to be conducted by Hannu Lintu, is Aulis Sallinen’s Kullervo. Puccini’s moving Madama Butterfly will be acted out under the baton of Mikko Franck, and the Castle’s Mozart classic The Magic Flute that of Okko Kamu. The French jewel in the crown is Bizet’s Carmen, and the season culminates in performances by Welsh National Opera of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut and Verdi’s Nabucco. The concert for the 2014 season, Mozart’s Requiem, will be held at Kerimäki, where the acoustics of the world’s biggest wooden church will provide a unique sounding board for Mozart’s sublime music. The soloists will be Soile Isokoski, Lilli Paasikivi, Jorma Silvasti ja Nicholas Söderlund.

Check out the operas for season 2014!

Opera package - Carmen 23.7.2014
Opera package - Carmen 23.7.2014

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230€
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Georges Bizet, Carmen - An ever-popular tale of fiery passion

Bizet’s Carmen is an opera of striking rhythms and some of the world’s most stirring melodies, such as the “Toreador Song”, the “Gypsy’s Song” and the “Habanera”. It captivates the audience not only with its music, but also with its story – that of a strong, determined woman. In the words of the stage director, Marianne Mörck: “We follow Carmen as she tries to defend her right to a life of freedom.”

Package incl.:
* Tickets to Carmen 23rd July 2014 (dark red price category)
* Accommodation in the centre in Summerhotel Vuorilinna, dbl room with breakfast.

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Oopperapaketti - Taikahuilu ti 22.7.2014
Oopperapaketti - Taikahuilu ti 22.7.2014

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164€
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Magic Flute - more radiant than ever!

Mozart’s light, enchanting Magic Flute is the work of a genius, an opera like no other and a favourite with young and old alike. It has played a significant part in educating Finnish opera generations on both sides of the “curtain”. The production based on the original classic direction by August Everding returns to the repertoire with new, updated lighting and other effects.

Package incl.:
* Tickets to The Magic Flute 22.7.2014 (turquoise price category)
* Accommodation in Summer hotel Opera, dbl room with breakfast

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Economical Opera Package by Axel
Economical Opera Package by Axel

Prices from:
175€
/ Person
You can have your opera holiday also economically and still explore the Savonlinna region.

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Opera and Relaxing by Olavi
Opera and Relaxing by Olavi

Prices from:
240€
/ Person
Combine the opera with the cruise on Lake Saimaa, visits to the sights and good food.

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Luxury Opera Package by Erik
Luxury Opera Package by Erik

Prices from:
1230€
/ Person
Enjoy the opera in the medieval Olavinlinna Castle and pamper your self in the middle of Lake Saimaa.

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