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July 2022

Program and cast

Director: Philipp Himmelmann

Set designer: David Hohmann

Costume designer:Lili Wanner

Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir

Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra


Adina Aaron: Aida (1st, 4th, 6th, 18th & 22nd of July).

Helena Juntunen: Aida (12., 16., 20. & 23.7)

Gaston Rivero: Radamès (1st, 4th, 6th, 18th & 22.7.)

Agnieszka Rehlis: Amneris (1st, 4th, 6th, 18th & 22.7.)

Ève-Maud Hubeaux:Amn eris (12th, 16th, 20th & 23.7)

Tommi Hakala: Amonasro (1st, 4th, 6th, 18th & 22nd of July)

Gevorg Hakobyan: Amonasro (12.7., 16.7., 20.7. & 23.7.)

Timo Riihonen: Ramfis (12th, 16th, 20th & 23rd July)

Tapani Plathan:King of Egypt

Olavinlinna Castle

​The Savonlinna Opera Festival performances are held in two locations. Main location is Olavinlinna Castle.


Olavinlinna (Swedish: Olofsborg; literally St. Olaf's Castle) is a 15th-century three-tower castle located in Savonlinna, Finland. It is the northern most medieval stone fortress still standing.

The castle is built on an island in the Kyrönsalmi strait that connects the lakes Haukivesi and Pihlajavesi.


Transport to Olavinlinna

Transport to the opera performances and concerts is provided (for a charge) from the main Savonlinna hotels to the Castle and back.
18.00 Malakias Summer Hotel (Hernemäki) 
18.10 Tott Hotel 
18.15 Seurahuone Hotel 
18.20 Spa Hotel Casino and Vuorilinna 
18.25 Pietari Kylliäinen Hotel 
18.30 Olavinlinna Castle, Linnankatu stop.

The return journey leaves the stop on Linnankatu for charter buses near the Castle 15 minutes after the end of the performance. 

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