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Festtage: Mozart in Berlin

12 Apr — 18 Apr 2022 | Tour Director: Paul Jackson

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Paul Jackson,

MA, PhD

is a conductor, pianist and musicologist and former Director of Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1100 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1355. Transfer to Maritim proArte Hotel, Berlin, for six nights. Welcome and introduction. Evening song recital at Berlin State Opera featuring Renée Fleming (soprano) and Helmut Deutsch (piano): works by Johannes Brahms and Henri Duparc.

Day

2

Morning: coach orientation and guided architectural tour of Berlin (exteriors), including Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse, Nikolaiviertel, Unter den Linden, New Parliament buildings, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Evening performance at the Philharmonie featuring Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim (conductor, piano), Martha Argerich (piano) and Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo soprano): Mozart ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’, K 505, Concerto in E flat major for two pianos, K 365; Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’.

Day

3

Morning: guided tour of the museum of Musical Instruments. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart Così fan tutte.

Day

4

Good Friday  Whole day excursion to Grunewald Hunting Lodge (16th century royal hunting base with Baroque and 20th century additions; important art collection including works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger).

Day

5

Morning: visit to Museum Island for guided tour of the Alte Nationalgalerie followed by free time to explore the other museums. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro.

Day

6

Easter Sunday Free day with opportunity to attend Easter morning church service and celebratory lunch. Evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart Don Giovanni.

Day

7

Depart Berlin 1235, arriving London Heathrow 1340.

Tour Dates

12 Apr — 18 Apr 2022

Days

7

Cost

£3195

Tour Code

MZBL-22

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Testimonial


"Paul Jackson's talk was outstanding"
- ACE customer on a previous tour

FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

While this tour is not particularly strenuous, participants should have a good level of general fitness and be comfortable exploring Berlin on foot as well as traversing uneven ground. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information on our usual fitness requirements.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.

Price of £3195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described (two performances at category 1, three at category 2), breakfast, two lunches, three dinners (one light) with water & coffee, opera plates & drink at three performances, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £165.

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