• Enjoy a performance of Haydn’s opera Armida in the Haydnsaal of the Esterházy Palace, conducted by Enrico Onofri
• Experience Haydn’s Mass No. 14 in B at major performed in the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt
• Visit sites associated with the composer's life and works in Eisenstadt, Vienna and Rohrau
Depart Heathrow 0915 on Austrian Airlines, arriving Vienna 1235. Transfer to Hotel Burgenland, Eisenstadt for six nights. Afternoon: orientation walking tour of Eisenstadt.
Whole day excursion to Vienna: Haydnhaus in Gumpendorf (where Haydn spent his last years), Beethoven Pasqualatihaus, guided tours of the Hofburg Palace and Vienna State Opera House. Evening: performance at the Vienna State Opera (to be confirmed).
Morning lecture followed by visit to Bergkirche (Haydn Mausoleum and Klavarienberg). Free afternoon. Evening concert at the Haydnsaal, Esterházy Palace featuring Il Giardino Armonico with Giovanni Antonini (conductor): ‘In Times of War’ – Haydn Symphony in F sharp minor Hob I:45, Aria for soprano “Berenice, che fai”, “Missa in tempore belli” in C major Hob. XXII:9.
Morning lecture followed by Rohrau (Haydn’s birthplace) and Neusiedl am See. Afternoon: Forchtenstein Castle (containing historic Esterházy treasury). Evening concert at the Empiresaal, Esterházy Palace featuring Anna Prohaska (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano): ‘At the Front Line’ – Beethoven, Wolff, Liszt, Schubert, Rihm.
Whole day excursion to Hungary: Sopron (medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture) and Esterházy Palace at Fertöd (modelled on Versailles). Evening performance in the Haydnsaal, Esterházy Palace featuring Ana Maria Labin (Armida), Julian Pregardien (Rinaldo), Enrico Onofri (conductor), Haydn Philharmonie: Haydn Armida Hob. XXVIII:12.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Haydnhaus Museum (where Haydn lived 1766–78). Free afternoon.
Mass at the Bergkirche featuring Haydnorchester, Chor der Bergkirche with Linde Devos (director): Haydn Mass No. 14 in B flat major Hob. XXII:14 “Harmoniemesse”. Depart Vienna 1715, arriving Heathrow 1840.