BARENBOIM’S NEW RING CYCLE IN BERLIN
The itinerary is as follows:
29 October: Arrive Berlin and Rheingold performance in evening at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, followed by our Welcome dinner
30 October: Die Walküre at Unter den Linden
2 November: Berlin Philharmonic concert at Philharmonie conducted by Kirill Petrenko ((Andrew Norman/ Mozart/ Korngold)
3 November: Siegfried at Unter den Linden
6 November: Götterdämmerung at Unter den Linden
7 November: Depart tour
Other activities and excursions will be advised in due course.
FOLLOWING THE ANCIENT PILGRIM PATH, VIA FRANCIGENA FROM ROME TO MILAN.Alpine Festivals 2023 Flyer
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GUSTAV MAHLER FESTIVAL, DRESDEN, WEIMAR AND LEIPZIG, 11-29 MAY 2023
The unprecedented Festival of all Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and major vocal works was scheduled in Leipzig in 2021 until Covid squashed all plans. The Festival has been resurrected and is now scheduled for May 2023.
We gather in Dresden on 11 May and attend performances of Monteverdi’s Baroque masterpiece Orfeo and Wagner’s great comedy Die Meistersinger at the famous Semperoper, arguably the most beautiful and certainly one of the most influential opera houses in the world. On 15 May we travel to nearby Weimar for two days absorbing ourselves in its great cultural history and museums. On 17 May we arrive in Leipzig where nine of Europe’s great orchestras play all the Mahler symphonies, The Song of the Earth and other vocal and orchestra works. We go on excursions to other historic destinations near Leipzig. We attend talks in English about many aspects of Mahler and his life and works. The Festival ends on 28 May with the 8th Symphony of a Thousand played by the host Gewandhaus Orchestra at the Gewandhaus itself!
Cost of the tour per person for a shared double room is 6,280 euros (plus a supplement of 980 euros for single occupancy of rooms). The tour is currently fully subscribed, but in case of any cancellation, or for more details of the program, itinerary and costs, complete your request below.