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New Tours

We are delighted to introduce a selection of newly released tours for 2020, including newly released musical favourites from our recent 2020 music collection. Read it online, or request a hard copy of your own, here

BERGEN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

MUSIC

19 — 26 May, 2020 | with Nicholas Wearne | £1295
      • Edward Gardner conducts the festival’s opening performance of Salome More>>
      • Enjoy intimate concerts at Grieg’s House, Troldhaugen, and on the beautiful island of Lysøen More>>
      • Explore the wider cultural history of Bergen including its major museums and galleries, home to important collections of works by Edvard Munch More>>

 

MELK BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL 

MUSIC

28 May — 2 June, 2020 | with Ashley Solomon | £2295
      • Take in a selection of concerts in the striking surroundings of Melk Abbey More>>
      • Gain insights into the musical programme through a series of lectures given by our Tour Director More>>
      • Savour a range of cultural visits, from Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum to Dürnstein Abbey More>>

 

RīGA OPERA FESTIVAL 

MUSIC

8 — 13 June, 2020 | with Nicholas Wearne | £1895
      • Enjoy two dazzling operatic favourites, Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades, at Rīga’s beautiful National Opera House More>>
      • Delve into Latvia’s mythological and literary heritage with Imants Kalniņš’s I Played, I Danced More>>
      • Daytime visits include the Baroque palace of Rundāle, built for the Dukes of Courland in the 18th century, and the beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of Alberta Street More>>

 

BUXTON OPERA FESTIVAL 

MUSIC

7 — 11 July, 2020 | with John Bryden | £1395
      • Romantic liaisons abound in our four main festival performances, including Rossini’s The Lady of the Lake, Reynaldo Hahn’s Ciboulette and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music More>>
      •  Experience Early Opera’s celebrated rendition of Handel’s Acis & Galatea, recipient of BBC Music Magazine’s 2019 Opera category award More>>
      • Visit the house and grounds of Lyme Park with its unique collections, including the famous Lyme Missal, the focus of a brand new exhibition More>>

 

BEAUNE BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL 

MUSIC

23 — 27 July, 2020 | with Ashley Solomon | £2345
      • Take in a selection of operas at Burgundy’s enchanting annual Baroque festival More>>
      • Soak up the history and gastronomy of the region on a series of cultural visits More>>
      • Gain insights into the music of the period during lectures given by Tour Director Ashley Solomon, Baroque flautist and Director of early music ensemble Florilegium More>>

 

WORCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL 

MUSIC

25 — 29 July, 2020 | with Russell Keable | £1295 | More>>
29 July — 2 Aug, 2020 | with John Bryden | £1325 | More>>
      • Enjoy a selection of highlight concerts at the 2020 festival, centred upon the theme of ‘journeys’ More>>
      • Absorb the area’s musical history and links with Elgar More>>
      • Soak up the evocative atmosphere of Worcester Cathedral, famous for its fine central tower More>>

 

INTERNATIONAL GILBERT & SULLIVAN FESTIVAL

MUSIC

13 — 17 August, 2020 | with Donald Maxwell | £1295
      • In the words of Tour Director Donald Maxwell, experience the “essential guide to all things Gilbert & Sullivan” More>>
      • Take in a total of five professional productions, including the rarely-performed The Emerald Isle More>>
      • Enjoy a variety of talks and lectures, all set in the picturesque spa town of Harrogate More>>

 

MENDELSSOHN IN SCOTLAND

MUSIC

8 — 14 September, 2020 | with Alberto Massimo | £1745
      • Learn about the life and work of Felix Mendelssohn, who made an unforgettable visit to Scotland in the summer of 1829 More>>
      • Join the annual celebration of the composer’s work on the Isle of Mull More>>
      • Become immersed in the breath-taking landscapes that inspired the composer More>>

 

LAMMERMUIR MUSIC FESTIVAL

MUSIC

14 — 21 September, 2020 | with Alberto Massimo | £1995
      • Attend a wide variety of festival performances in this historical and atmospheric part of Scotland More>>
      • Explore the wonderful architecture and history of the region with visits to Lennoxlove and Gosford House More>>
      • Learn about Scotland’s musical and cultural heritage with Tour Director Alberto Massimo, who lives in East Lothian More>>

 

VERDI FESTIVAL IN PARMA

MUSIC

30 September — 6 October, 2020 | with John Bryden | £3295
      • Enjoy a rare performance of I Lombardi alla prima crociata alongside celebrated classics Rigoletto and Macbeth More>>
      • Visit locations associated with Verdi’s life and work, including his villa in Sant’Agata More>>
      • Make an excursion to Cremona, home of the violin, where master violinmaker Antonio Stradivari established his workshop in the early 1700s More>>

 

BATH MOZARTFEST

MUSIC

18 — 22 Nov, 2020 | with Sandy Burnett | £1295
      • Attend a selection of performances from eminent musicians for the 30th anniversary of Mozartfest More>>
      • Visit Bath’s Holburne Museum, to explore its wonderful collection of fine and decorative arts, and enjoy an illustrated lecture on the museum’s fortepiano More>>
      • Enjoy a visit to the Roman Baths to learn about the city’s early history More>>

 

 
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