2ND GROUP ADDED With Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann recitals, Capriccio (Damrau, Breslik), Macbeth (Luisi; Netrebko), The Nose (Jurowski), Der Rosenkavalier (Petersen, Fischesser, Kränzle, Reß), Die Schweigsame Frau (Hawlata, Wyn-Rogers, Rae). Superb meals and guided tours; Day trip to Regensburg. 5-star Bayerischer Hof Hotel.
In 2022, we will pull out all the stops for our Munich Festival tour, in order to make up for missing the previous two years. This is always one of the finest opera festivals in the world, and we expect to see and hear the biggest names in opera on Munich’s stages in 2022. As always, we will present a tour in a way that no one else can–with best seats in all venues, the finest guide in the city, Deluxe rooms at the 5-star Bayerischer Hof Hotel, and superb meals and daytime events.
We will attend no fewer than 6 performances on the tour.
We have secured our usual Deluxe rooms at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel, and we will enjoy superb cuisine (full breakfast daily plus 8 additional meals) in a mix of elegant and traditional restaurants. Our touring will include the best visual art experiences to be had in Munich, as well as a day trip to the UNECO World Heritage city of Regensburg.
This tour is limited to 18 guests and sells out quickly each year. To register now, click here.
FRIDAY, JULY 15
Departures from your country of residence (for overnight flights).
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you are met and transferred to the 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof in the city centre.
19.00 Gather in the hotel’s Garden Restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.
SUNDAY, JULY 17
10.00 Following breakfast, included at the hotel each morning, we embark on a private walking tour of the city’s historic centre.
13.00 Lunch is included afterward at the Spatenhaus an der Oper.
18.15 In the evening we depart for our first performance: Richard Strauss’s Capriccio at the Prinzregententheater. Lothar Koenigs conducts this David Marton production, featuring Diana Damrau, Michael Nagy and Pavol Breslik.
MONDAY, JULY 18
11.30 Meet in the lobby and tour through the Englischer Garten by rickshaw, ending with lunch at the Seehaus Beer Garden (13.00).
15.00 Coach return the hotel after lunch.
18.15 Gather and walk to the Nationaltheater for Verdi’s Macbeth, featuring the inimitable Anna Netrebko as Lady Macbeth and Artur Rucinski as her tragically ambitious husband. Fabio Luisi conducts.
TUESDAY, JULY 19
09.00 Today we embark by private coach for a tour to the Medieval town of Regensburg, with it’s stunning Gothic cathedral.
13.00 Lunch is included at the Ratskeller.
16.00 Back at the hotel.
19.15 Gather in the lobby and depart once again for the Prinzregententheater to hear the incredible Anja Harteros in recital.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
10.00 We gather in the lobby and board our coach for a private tour of the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Egyptian Museum), a small collection of the highest quality, deserving of its international renown.
13.15 Lunch is included at Cafe Luitpold.
18.30 Depart for the Nationaltheater and a performance of Die Nase (The Nose) by Dmitri Shostakovich. Vladimir Jurowski conducts.
THURSDAY, JULY 21
Enjoy the full day at leisure in Munich.
16.30 Meet and depart for our second Strauss opera: Der Rosenkavalier at the Nationaltheater (17.00). Once again, Vladimir Jurowski conducts. This Barry Kosky production features Marlis Petersen, Christof Fischesser, Samantha Hankey, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Ulrich Reß and Kevin Conners. We will dine at the opera house during the intervals.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
10.00 Gather in lobby and depart for a tour at the Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery), one of the finest visual art experiences in the world.
13.15 Lunch is included at Leger am Dom.
18.30 Depart for the Nationaltheater and our third Strauss opera: Die Schweigsame Frau, under the baton of Stefan Soltesz. This Barrie Kosky production features Franz Hawlata, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Björn Bürger and Brenda Rae.
SATURDAY, JULY 23
10.00 Gather in the lobby and depart for a tour the stunning Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany and today the home of room decorations and displays from former royal collections. We will also visit the rococo Cuvilliés-Theater.
18.00 A Farewell Dinner is included at the Brenner Grill.
20.00 We conclude our Munich Festival experience with the greatest tenor of our generation, Jonas Kaufmann, in recital at the Nationaltheater.
SUNDAY, JULY 24
Transfers are included to Munich Airport for departure flights.