We embark on our own second century by participating in the Verdi and Wagner bicentenaries, with productions of Verdi’s La traviata and Macbeth and Wagner’s Lohengrin. There will also be a new production of Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila. A series of children’s operas will continue with The Seal, by Timo-Juhani Kyllönen. Our distinguished international visiting opera company in 2013 will be the St. Petersburg Mikhailovsky Theatre with a programme comprising Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Verdi’s A Masked Ball.
|Festival address||Olavinlinna, Savonlinna Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 15 476 750|
|Office||Olavinkatu 27, FI-57130 Savonlinna|
This biennial festival for choirs and vocal ensembles brings together about two thousand singers. An ensemble singing competition will cast a spotlight on new stars as the international choir review attracts choirs from all over the world. With a high standard concert series and a wide variety of courses, this festival has something for everyone.
This festival is a major international celebration of choral music. The joyful conclusion to the singing season is open to all choirs. The programme will bring choral music to churches, concert halls, schools and restaurants.
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. The Artistic Director of the festival is the leading Finnish choral conductor and sopranist Pasi Hyökki.
This popular cultural event brings opera lovers to Ilmajoki, on the banks of the Kyrönjoki River, where this year we shall enjoy the premiere of a new and exciting work: Kekkonen – an opera for a Statesman, composed by Uljas Pulkkis with libretto by Lasse Lehtinen and directed by Vilppu Kiljunen. This major performance will involve a cast of nearly two hundred performers, with principal players including Jyrki Anttila and Raimo Laukka. The festival programme will also include a wide range of concerts.