Romeo and Juliet

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July 2023

Program and cast

Conductor: Yves Abel
Director: Amy Lane
Sets and Costumes: Emma Ryott
Lighting: Charlie Morgan Jones
Choreography: Michael Barry
Chorus master: Jan Schweiger

Savonlinna Opera Festival Choir
Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra


Lisette Oropesa: Juliette (1.7., 5.7., 12.7.)

Marjukka Tepponen: Juliette (3.7., 7.7., 14.7., 17.7.)

Frédéric Antoun: Roméo (1.7., 7.7., 12.7.)

Antonio Poli: Romeo (3.7., 5.7., 14.7., 17.7.)

Kevin Greenlaw: Mercutio

Sam Furness: Tybalt

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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