Music & Opera in New York
1 Mar — 7 Mar 2020 | Tour Director: John Deathridge
• Bryn Terfel performs the title role in a brand new production of Der Fliegende Holländer
• Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma present works by Beethoven at the city’s iconic Carnegie Hall
• Joyce DiDonato is joined by a celebrated operatic cast for a new production of Handel's Agrippina
MA, DPhil, FRCO
John Deathridge is a former organ scholar, graduate and postgraduate of Lincoln College Oxford.
Tour assembles 1845 at the New York Marriott East Side for six nights. Welcome dinner.
Grand Central Station followed by orientation coach tour including Broadway, Times Square, Washington Square, Greenwich Village, Financial District, Ground Zero and Central Park. Afternoon visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Evening performance at the Metropolitan Opera featuring Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone), Anja Kampe (soprano) and Franz-Josef Selig (bass) with Valery Gergiev (conductor): Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer (gala premiere).
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Frick Collection. Free afternoon. Evening performance at the Metropolitan Opera featuring Joyce DiDonato (mezzo-soprano), Kate Lindsey (mezzo-soprano), Brenda Rae (soprano), Iestyn Davies (countertenor) and Matthew Rose (bass) with Harry Bicket (conductor): Handel Agrippina.
Morning lecture followed by visits to Empire State Building and the Lincoln Center. Afternoon: backstage tour of the Metropolitan Opera (subject to confirmation). Evening performance at Carnegie Hall featuring Emanuel Ax (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Yo Yo Ma (cello): Beethoven Cello Sonata No 4 in C major, Op 201, Violin Sonata No 10 in G major, Op 96, Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1.
Morning: tour of New York Harbour (including views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island). Free afternoon and independent dinner. Evening performance at the Metropolitan Opera House featuring Lisette Oropesa (soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor) and Luca Salsi (baritone) with Bertrand de Billy (conductor): Verdi La traviata.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Free afternoon. Evening performance at Carnegie Hall featuring Emanuel Ax (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Yo Yo Ma (cello): Beethoven Cello Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 5, Violin Sonata No 6 in A major, Op 30, Piano Trio in E flat major, Op 70.
Morning visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Tour disperses after farewell lunch.
1 Mar — 7 Mar 2020
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Cost of £3595 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, four dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities for group services.
Not included: return travel (this can be arranged by the ACE office at a supplementary cost, subject to availability), ESTA, travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £615.