SAVONLINNA OPERA FESTIVAL 2015
The 15th-century Olavinlinna Castle, a beautiful palace perched on a rocky island in Savonlinna, is the spectacular venue for this important cultural event. Every year, around 60,000 people come to watch a repertoire of classic masterpieces, works by lesser-known composers, and concerts. This season, a new production is instore with a visit by two opera houses. The world’s most famous operetta theatre, Volksoper Vienna, will stage The Merry Widow by Franz Léhar. Semperoper Dresden, on the other hand, will stage Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro.