• Take in three magnificent operas over three nights including Purcell's The Fairy Queen and Rameau's Les Indes Galantes
• Soak up the history and gastronomy of the region during a wine tasting and historical vineyard visit
• Take an excursion to Autun, founded under the Roman Empire and home to a stunning Romanesque cathedral
Chair and Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music and Director of Florilegium
Assemble 0925 at London St Pancras for 1024 departure on Eurostar and TGV via Paris, arriving Dijon 1632. Transfer to Hotel de la Poste, Beaune, for four nights. Welcome and introduction.
Morning: guided orientation walk of Beaune, including Hotel Dieu (founded 1443 by Nicolas Rolin and the site of van der Weyden’s Last Judgement) and Musée du Vin de Bourgogone. Free afternoon. Evening lecture followed by performance at the Basilique Notre Dame: Rameau Les Indes Galantes.
Morning lecture and some free time. Lunch and wine tasting at La Table du Comte Senard (including wine cellar), before continuing to Clos du Vougeot for a guided visit. Evening performance at the Hospices de Beaune: Purcell The Fairy Queen.
Morning lecture followed by an excursion to Autun (Musée Rolin, Cathedral St Lazare). Evening performance at the Hospices de Beaune: Purcell King Arthur.
Transfer to Dijon for some free time, followed by 1201 departure on TGV and Eurostar via Paris, arriving St Pancras 1639.
25 Jul — 29 Jul 2019
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Cost includes: return travel, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded suite, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, three dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £75, luxury double room for single use supplement £235.