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Opera Festival in Olavinlinna Fortress

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Olavinkatu 27, Savonlinna 57130, Finland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dry and slow. Good idea they had made it 2 acts instead of 4. The audience was friendly and hospitable, applause well heard on my Tube clip, but I had seen people leaving well before poor Desdemona lost her life – apparently to save theirs!...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We were at the opening night of the 2018 festival and were treated to a wonderful performance of Gounod’s Faust. The castle is a perfect backdrop for this devilish tale. Great production and some impressive singers but the real stars were Valentin and the opera...More

Thank JudithTaylor000
Reviewed 26 August 2017

It was our 48th Wedding Anniversary, so I was directed by my wife to find an opera. Even she was a little taken aback when I suggested Finland. But to Finland we came, and hired a car at Helsinki Airport (it is about a 4...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This is not a palace but a military castle, placed around swift currents without a need to build a moat. For castle lovers, I recommend visiting off the opera season. To visit the towers, I warn that the steps are steep and uneven but the...More

Thank ukkelo
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Watched Rigoletto and was treated to a very good show. The singing from Gilda was most excellent. The setting at the ancient fort only adds to the ambience. Highly recommended.

Thank Ronald L
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Savonlinna Opera Festival in Olavinlinna Fortress is an experience to live, and live again every summer!

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Mozart's Seraglio was stunning this evening. The singing, orchestra and set were all fabulous. Just a shame we paid neatly £100 per ticket and I couldn't see over the barrier in front of me. I got a cushion which helped a bit. Moved seats at...More

Thank DianeMersonJones
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Within ten years experience I can highly recommend Savonlinna Opera festivals! We meet here yearly with few couples and enjoy different operas. Last evening we listened From the house of the dead by Janacek. Music was dramatic. The athmosphere in the castle is unique! There...More

Thank Kirsi I
Reviewed 19 April 2016

One of the best impressions, which you can get in Eastern Finland. Even if you are not a big fan of opera, festival's perfomances will present lots of positive emotions. The hall's acoustic is perfect. I advice to reserve tickets beforehand, cause it's not so...More

Thank EkaterinaPovalkina
Reviewed 27 August 2015

You have many operas to choose. Some of their own productions some visiting opera houses. The interior of the castle is phenomenal. Medieval walls around you and acoustic is fantastic. Tickets aren't cheap but what did you expect for a show with live opera singers...More

Thank Kari T
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