Volksoper Wien, the world’s most famous operetta theatre, will bring The Merry Widow to Olavinlinna in 2015, with a new production of The Marriage of Figaro also provided by another distinguished visiting opera house, Semperoper Dresden. Matti Salminen will don the robes of the Tsar in Boris Godunov, and we shall also enjoy a return of Puccini’s Tosca and Verdi’s La traviata to the festival programme.
|Festival address||Olavinlinna, Savonlinna Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 15 476 750|
|Office||Olavinkatu 27, FI-57130 Savonlinna|
We shall celebrate our first four decades by marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius, under the accomplished stewardship of Artistic Director and Professor of Choir Conducting Matti Hyökki. About two thousand singers will once again be involved in the festival programme, which will include a contest for vocal ensembles, the international chorus review, concerts and courses.
This major international celebration of choral music is open to all choirs and vocal ensembles, bringing fine singing and choral music to every corner of the city over the festival period.
This international celebration of vocal music has brought numerous international choirs, famous vocal ensembles and choir leaders to Espoo over the years, while providing a wide range of performing opportunities for Finnish choirs.
This popular cultural event brings opera lovers to Ilmajoki, on the banks of the Kyrönjoki River. June 2015 will see the premiere of To Life, a new opera about the great Finnish musician and composer Oskar Merikanto, directed by Anna Kelo with music by Jaakko Kuusisto and libretto by Juhani Koivisto. A cast of nearly two hundred performers will include key roles for Jussi Merikanto and Johanna Rusanen-Kartano. A Jubilee Concert with distinguished soloist Karita Mattila and various other concert events will also be organised to mark our 40th season.