A Rosamund Gilmore production of the Ring, with Ulf Schirmer leading the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. La clemenza di Tito & Roméo et Juliette in Prague. Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig; Aria Hotel Prague.
This year’s Wagner-Festtage at Oper Leipzig, in the composer’s home town, includes one of the five leading symphony orchestras in the world—the Gewandhouse Orchestra—led by Ulf Schirmer. Under the skilled direction of Rosamund Gilmore, this Ring is sure to be one of the best of the 2018 season.
Gilmore’s production is basically a safe, straightforward presentation of the Ring events, with little of the German ‘Regietheater’ that irks American audiences.
Leipzig has become one of the most popular destinations in Europe, ever since the New York Times listed it as one of its “places to go” in 2010, touting its music scene and burgeoning artist community. The historic central area of Leipzig features a renaissance-style ensemble of buildings from the 16th century, including the old city hall in the market place. There are also several Baroque trading houses and former residences of rich merchants. We stay at the elegant Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof and enjoy private, guided touring.
Prague is a true gem, lauded as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ because of its many churches and towers. Unlike much of central Europe, the city was not seriously damaged in World War II, and remains one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. As well as exploring the history that echoes through the streets of this city, we will attend performances of Roméo et Juliette, La clemenza di Tito, and a ballet performance of La fille mal gardée.
We are offering a “Leipzig only” partial tour as well (5 nights).
Leipzig Only Cost: $5995 USD
Single supplement: $750 USD
Deposit: $2000 USD
Balance due: February 8, 2018
Inclusions for the partial tour: Top Category seats for all ‘Ring’ performances/ 5 nights deluxe accommodation at the Steigenberger Grandhotel Handelshof Leipzig/ Full breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 dinners, 1 reception/ Private tours as listed/ Airport-hotel transfers/ On-site Tour Direction/ Comprehensive Tour Guidebook
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