Italy and Shakespeare will fortify the summer season, as the Teatro Regio Torino and Ravenna Festival add a touch of genuine dolce vita to the programme. Our own productions in 2016 will be Verdi’s Othello, Janácék’s From the House of the Dead and Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Teatro Regio will perform Puccini’s La bohème and Bellini’s Norma, while Ravenna will bring productions of Verdi’s Falstaff and Macbeth. We can also expect some splendid concert experiences, including an evening with conductor Riccardo Muti.
|Festival address||Olavinlinna, Savonlinna Festival on map|
|Phone||+358 15 476 750|
|Office||Olavinkatu 27, FI-57130 Savonlinna|
More than two thousand friends of vocal music from around the world will gather in Tampere for a programme of concerts, an international ensemble singing competition and a chorus review providing a marvellous experience for all music enthusiasts. High standard master classes will also impart insight into the secrets of music making.
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. Premièred to critical acclaim in June 2015, the new opera To Life about the great Finnish musician and composer Oskar Merikanto will continue for another season. The production is 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. The programme will also include a joint concert with Waltteri Torikka and Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, and the Handcuff King children’s opera.