Bluebeard’s Castle & A Room of One’s Own

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July 2023

Program and cast

Conductor: Joseph Trafton

Bluebeard's Castle

Director: Francis Hüsers
Stage design and costumes: Alfred Peter
Lighting: Hans-Joachim Köster
Videos:  Bibi Abel, Hans-Joachim Köster
Dramaturgy: Rebecca Graitl

Theater Hagen Choir and extra choir
Theater Hagen extras
Hagen Philharmonic Orchestra

A Room of One’s Own

Libretto: Francis Hüsers
Director: Magdalena Fuchsberger
Director assistant: Mareike Teichgräber
Stage design and costumes: Monika Biegler
Lighting: Martin Gehrke
Videos: Aron Kitzig
Dramaturgy: Francis Hüsers
Chorus master: Wolfgang Müller-Salow

Theater Hagenin chorus and extra chorus
Hagen Philharmonic 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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