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Savonlinna Opera Festival 2024

05 Jul 2024 - 04 Aug 2024
Savonlinna, Finland

The Savonlinna Opera Festival 2024 will be packed with opera. Deeply moving music, iconic stories and the magic of theatre – great works, each of which has changed history. Whichever you choose, you will see something remarkable.

Powerful stories are interpreted by powerful singers. These will include some of Finland’s and the world’s finest – including Karita Mattila, who will sing her first ever operatic role at the Opera Festival.

Verdi’s magnificent Nabucco is a new production at the festival. The programme also includes Lohengrin and Don Giovanni, Kaija Saariaho’s Adriana Mater and the Czech classics Káťa Kabanová and The Bartered Bride.

The Savonlinna Opera Festival is Finland’s premiere cultural event. World renowned for its high-quality opera performances and concerts, every summer it brings music lovers from across the globe to the charming lakeside city of Savonlinna.

The month-long festival is held in Olavinlinna, a towering medieval castle by Finland’s largest lake Saimaa.This creates a uniquely dramatic ambience for its 70,000 visitors. Once inside, festival-goers are dazzled by classics and rarely seen works as well as world premieres and visiting productions from esteemed opera houses like La Scala.

Practical info

Pricerange per day

above 50 euro


Snack bar , Resto , Star resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free

Main target group

25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport

Car park , Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km) , Shuttle service


City center , Nature

Average attendence per day

Above 10.000 attendees

Art disciplines

Music , Classical Music , Opera

Support for disabled people