Festive Gala with Soprano Karita Mattila

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July 2021

Festive Gala with Soprano Karita Mattila
She's never mediocre, never inconspicuous, always rousing.

La Karita celebrates her 60th birthday with a grand gala accompanied by the Festspielorchester and conductor Hannu Lintu. This event is the hot topic of the summer.

Program and cast

Karita Mattila, Soprano
Hannu Lintu (musical director)
Savonlinna Festival Orchestra

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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