• Attend the four critically acclaimed Ring Cycle performances in the city of Wagner’s birth
• Take a day trip to Dresden, home to the splendid Semper Opera House where Wagner premiered several works
• Enjoy the musical delights of Leipzig, from an exhibition on the young Wagner to the celebrated Bach-Archiv, a particular highlight for our Tour Director
Sandy Burnett, MA
a musician and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster
Depart London Heathrow 1050, arriving Berlin 1340. Transfer to Seaside Park Hotel, Leipzig, for six nights.
Morning lecture followed by orientation walking tour of Leipzig. Lunch at the historical Restaurant Zum Coffe Baum (frequented by Schumann, Wagner, Goethe) followed by free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Das Rheingold.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Mendelssohn House Museum. Free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Die Walküre.
Whole day excursion to Dresden, including visits to the Frauenkirche and Semperoper and free time for exploration. Free evening.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Bach-Archiv (the world’s pre-eminent centre of Bach scholarship). Free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Siegfried.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Alte Nikolaischule (exhibition on the young Wagner). Free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Götterdämmerung.
Transfer to Berlin for 1435 departure, arriving Heathrow 1535.
30 Apr — 6 May 2019
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return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, four lunches, three opera plates, two dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, single room supplement £125.