Saaremaa Opera Days
This long-running opera festival began in 1999 in the courtyard of the medieval Episcopal Castle in Kuressaare, the capital of Saaremaa, West Estonia's largest island.
By today, troupes, directors and soloists from the Moscow Helikon-Opera Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, the Latvian National Opera and the Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre as well as from great opera houses in Vienna, Moscow, the Nordic Countries, Germany, Brazil, etc., have performed at the Saaremaa Opera Days. The festival organisers also cooperate with the Finnish National Opera and both the Estonian National Opera in Tallinn and the Vanemuine Opera in Tartu.
The Saaremaa Opera Days are organised by Eesti Kontsert.