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Three nights at Teatro alla Scala
This long weekend will allow the traveler to attend three performances at La Scala. The great conductor Riccardo Chailly, artistic director of the institution, will conduct, Donizetti’s masterpiece, Don Pasquale, staged by Davide Livermore. In the title role, Ambrogio Maestri is an obvious choice and the cast surrounding him is of exceptional talent (Rosa Feola, René Barbera). The second opera is a rarity of the Italian repertoire. Francesca da Rimini of Zandonai offers a superb score that Fabio Luisi and this wonderful cast will defend...
At the Nationaltheater with Juan Diego Florez, Joseph Calleja,...
2018 is the year of Boito. The composer has only signed an opera but this Mefistofele is a masterpiece performed in Munich by today’s greatest performers: Erwin Schrott, Joseph Calleja and Carmen Giannattasio. The other production is the incredible Lucrezia Borgia, and includes performance by stage giants: Edita Gruberova and Juan Diego Flórez. A major event!
FEAST OF THE ASCENSION
An opera and two ballets at Mariinsky
The Mariinsky Ballet is a very large classical dance company that remains at the highest level of choreography. This trip offers a perfect opportunity to attend two ballets and an opera, connecting the historic concert hall with the modern concert hall. Guests will appreciate the exceptional performance of the theater troupe in Verdi's Macbeth. On the dance side, Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty is one of the most beautiful ballets of the classical repertoire. The choreography was created in St. Petersburg by Marius Petipa.
Two cities, two evenings, two operas: R. Alagna, E. Garanca,...
An exceptional trip combining many attractions. The cultural richness of Vienna and Bratislava is a major reason for this stay, which is complemented by superb opera performances. The cities are separated by 80 km, with a quick trip, you will go from the Wiener Staatsoper to the New National Theater which offers Smetana’s masterpeice. The Bartered Bride is a comedy gem and has great music. In Vienna, lovers of great voices will see Elina Garanca and Roberto Alagna in Samson and Dalila of Saint-Saens. A great moment in perspective...
Three operas with great superstars: D. Damrau, A. Netrebko, P. Domingo, B. Mehta,...
This trip is tailor-made for a perfect discovery of the two great opera houses of the city. The Deutsche Oper is the West Berlin Opera with the symbolic architecture of the reconstruction years. Gounod’s Faust enjoys an almost ideal cast with Diana Damrau's Marguerite and Bryan Hymel's Faust. Daniel Barenboim conducts Verdi's Macbeth with a dream cast. The couple is Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo. Superstars for the biggest highlights of the season. Your stay is perfectly complemented by Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck's masterpiece performed by the refined voices of Bejun Mehta and Elsa Dreisig. The direction of Domingo Hindoyan is a real plus for these five-star operas.
Two operas at the Festival dell'Arena di Verona
It is useless to present the Verona Opera Festival. For all opera lovers around the world, it is an exceptional stage. Every year, the spectators crowd on the stands of the old Arena to attend spectacular operas. During this stay, two great opera masterpieces are directed by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. Puccini’s Turandot and Verdi’s Aida find the splendor of the sumptuous sets and a staging in the great tradition of the Arena. Two exceptional events not to be missed.
SUMMER SALZBURGER FESTSPIELE
At the Grosses Festspielhaus with J. Kaufmann, M. Goerne, E.-P. Salonen,...
The Salzburger Festspiele is the most prestigious festival of the world. As proof, this exceptional stay opens with Jonas Kaufmann recital, today’s greatest tenor. The first opera is the inescapable and wonderful Die Zauberflöte. Mozart’s Magic Flute brings together an exceptional cast including Matthias Goerne as Sarastro. The famous Wiener Philharmoniker is again the guest orchestra for a concert led by Esa-Pekka Salonen who directs “Also sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, among others. The second opera of the stay also features a renowned conductor, Mariss Jansons conducts Tchai-kovsky's “The Queen of Spades” directed by Hans Neuenfels.
ASSUMPTION AND ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL
Rossini Opera Festival with J.-D. Florez, P. Yende, L. Oropesa,...
The Rossini Festival in Pesaro is not only one of the biggest festivals in the world but it has allowed an impressive number of rediscoveries of the works of the master of the opera. The memory of Alberto Zedda, great talent discoverer is well maintained. Juan Diego Flórez who made his first steps in Pesaro returns very regularly and this season again with Pretty Yende in “Ricciardo e Zoraide”. Other great artists like Lisette Oropesa, Vito Priante and Levy Sekgapane are in Adina’s cast. Best of all, Pier Luigi Pizzi's production of the masterpiece “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” is conducted by Yves Abel.
Three operas at the Verdi Festival
This 100% Verdi stay offers the opportunity to attend to three new productions. We no longer pre-sent these masterpieces. Macbeth directed by Daniele Abbado offers two golden roles for Anna Pirozzi and Luca Salsi, great Verdian voices. The staging of “Le Trouvère” is given to Robert Wilson, the famous magician of lights. Another particularity, it is the French version which is proposed in Parma. Finally, we are constantly rediscovering “Attila”, which include great moments of music. Verdi's Lovers will be thrilled!
Three evenings at the Wexford Opera Festival
This trip offers four works : The comedy “Dinner at Eight” by William Bolcom, who is celebrating its 80th birthday. Of Umberto Giordano, we know especially the famous Andrea Chénier. Despite its popular success, the opera “Mala vita” was scandalous because of its subject (a woman falling into prostitution). At Covent Garden ten years later, Franco Leoni created “L'oracolo” his most famous opera. The two verismo works are complete rediscoveries. Saverio Mercadante suffers from the compari-son with Verdi who took all the light. It is time present these operas as in Wexford with “Il bravo”, a story of a murder! Knowing the excellence of the season, there is no doubt that these operas will surprise! The lucky festival-goers will have a unique chance to taste the pleasure of being precursors !
Music & Opera's Selection of classical Music trips to Athens
Discover Athens' new Opera House, Stavros Niarchos Concert Hall, by attending to an unique performance. You will also attend to a concert or an opera performance at the Megaron Concert Hall or at the antique Odeon Herod Atticus. Also have a guided tour to the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum Choose your date !
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