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Savonlinna Opera Festival

Sunday 9 - Thursday 13 July 2017

The Finnish Opera Festival is held each year in the courtyard of the atmospheric 15th century castle Olavinlinna. Thousands of opera lovers come from all over the world for this unique musical experience.

Verdi: Rigoletto  
Savonlinna Festival Orchestra and Choir, Philippe Auguin conductor, 
David McVicar stage director   
Cast includes: Rame Lahaj, Kirill Manolov, Tuuli Takala, Hanna Rantala, Merja Mäkelä, Mika Kares, Katarina Giotas.

Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio
Savonlinna Festival Orchestra and Choir, 
Christoph Altstaedt conductor, Katariina Lahti stage director 
 Cast includes: Sebastian Wirnitzer, Jussi Myllys, Jonathan Winell.

Sallinen: Kullervo
Savonlinna Festival Orchestra and Choir, Hannu Lintu conductor,
Kari Heiskanen stage director   
Cast includes: Ville Rusanen, Dan Karlström, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano, Hannu Forberg, Sanna Matinniemi, Niina Keitel.

Staying at the Herttua Hotel on the banks of beautiful Lake Peruvesi, 
30 minutes from Savonlinna. 
Flights will be available from London Heathrow or Manchester to Helsinki (direct)

Cost per person: £1695 (based on 2 people sharing) Single Room Supplement £105

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Flights to Helsinki
  • All transfers
  • Tickets to 3 operas
  • 4 meals
  • Boat trip on lake
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast in the Herttua Hotel
  • Services of tour escort, Richard Whibley
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (May 2017) but may be subject to change.

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