Fiddler on the Roof

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July 2023

Program and cast

Director: Thomas Weber-Schallauer
Assistant Director: Tobias Kramm
Choreography: Riccardo De Nigris
Choreography assistant: Amber Neumann
Stage Design: Alfred Peter
Costumes: Yvonne Forster
Lighting: Ernst Schießl
Dramaturgy: Rebecca Graitl
Chorus master: Wolfgang Müller-Salow

Theatre Hagen Choir
Theatre Hagen Ballet
Theatre Hagen extras
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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