Karita Mattila, Waltteri Torikka, Sinead Campbell Wallace, Tuomas Katajala Headline Savonlinna Opera Festival’s 2024 Season

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has unveiled its 2024 slate. First up is Verdi’s “Nabucco.” Rodula Gaitanou conducts the production. Performance Date: July 6 – 26, 2024 Tuomas Katajala and Sinead Campbell Wallace will play Lohengrin and Elsa in Wagner’s “Lohengrin” with Karita Mattila singing Ortrud and Lucio Gallo appearing as Telramund. Rounding out the cast is Timo Riihonen. The opera {…}

Adina Aaron, Ludovic Tézier, Helena Juntunen, Matthew Polenzani, Tuija Knihtilä Headline Savonlinna Opera Festival 2022

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has announced its 2022 festival, which will feature five operas and several concerts. First up will be a new production of Verdi’s “Aida” by director Phillipp Himmelmann who asserts that “’Aida’ must be retold, because the world has changed irrevocably.” The opera will star Adina Aaron and Helena Juntunen sharing the title role alongside Gaston Rivero, {…}

Karita Mattila, Soile Isokoski Headline Savonlinna Opera Festival’s New Summer Program

The Savonlinna Opera Festival has announced three performances for this summer. The festival, which has moved its originally planned 2020 edition to 2021, will open its three-concert series with a recital by Karita Mattila. Accompanied by Ville Matvejeffin, the soprano will perform music by Puccini, Dvořák, Brahms, Sibelius, Merikanto, Wagner, Mackeben, Romberg, and Gershwin. Performance Date: July 1, 2020 Aulis {…}