Saaremaa Opera Days

Photo: G. Laak, VisitEstonia

Saaremaa Opera Days

Saaremaa Opera Days is the most popular opera festival in the Baltics, organised for the 10th time already, at midsummer in the historic Kuressaare castle courtyard, where an opera house with 2,000 seats will be built just for the occasion. The capital of Saaremaa, Kuressaare comes to life in a magical way during the Opera Days – the terraces of street cafés are open till late at night and the people in town are jovial and in the mood for celebration.


Saaremaa Opera Days

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During the years, the Saaremaa Opera Days have hosted several famous and acclaimed theatres, incl. the Russian Helikon Opera, the Black American Opera from Broadway. This summer's headliner is the Opera Theatre Krefeld Mönchengladbach from Germany, who will delight the audiences with Wagner's "Lohengrin", Verdi's "A Masked Ball" and other well-known operas. The gala concert, which is held on Saturday night and includes performances of famous opera arias, has also become extremely popular.

The Saaremaa Opera Days is a truly exotic festival thanks to its unique location and outstanding programme. 80% of opera tickets are bought already a year in advance, right after the programme is unveiled, so being able to attend has become a real privilege.
Welcome to the opera island!

Last updated : 17.07.2018
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