The Munich Ring

July 18 - 28, 2018

Kirill Petrenko conducts this Andreas Kriegenburg Ring, with Jonas Kaufmann and Nina Stemme. With Orlando Paladino, La traviata (Diana Damrau), and Les vêpres siciliennes (Giannattasio, Schrott, Hymel) plus Sonya Yoncheva & Piotr Beczala in recital. Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich.

It is easy to understand why this is one of our most popular tours—every aspect of it is world-class. Our first Munich tour sold out very quickly, so we have added a second tour that is somewhat more budget-conscious. We will have 2nd category seats for performances that feature some of the finest singers in opera (including the greatest tenor of his generation, Jonas Kaufmann), two superb orchestras, all in stunning venues and all of it in Munich, a city of boundless riches.

We will use the 5-star Bayerischer Hof for this tour as well, as it is perfectly located in the heart of the city, walking distance to the Nationaltheater and the most important historical sites. We have secured standard rooms for singles and superior rooms for doubles.

One of our most experienced Directors will lead the group, and our tours will be led by Munich residents who are expert guides. We will see, amongst other sites, Nymphenburg Palace, the Old Picture Gallery, the Residenz and King Ludwig’s Herrenchiemsee.

Join us for this exceptional program in one of our favourite cities.

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Wednesday, July 18

Departures from your country of residence for overnight flights.

Thursday, July 19

Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you are met and transferred to your room at the elegant, 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof, located in the heart of Munich’s historic centre. Tonight we gather for introductions and a sumptuous Welcome Dinner.

Friday, July 20

Following breakfast (included at the hotel each morning) we embark on a private walking tour of the city’s centre. Lunch is included at one of our local favourites, following the tour. In the evening we attend our first Ring performance at the Nationaltheater: Das Rheingold. (Kirill Petrenko; Wolfgang Koch, Markus Eiche, John Lundgren, Ekaterina Gubanova, Dean Power).

Saturday, July 21

This morning we tour the collections at the Neue Pinakothek (New Picture Gallery). Together with the Alte Pinakothek, these collections combine to make for one of the truly great gallery experiences in the world. Tonight, we hear Sonya Yoncheva in an open-air recital, Opera For All, in the Marstallplatz. Dinner is included before the performance.

Sunday, July 22

Today we visit the Glyptothek, Munich’s oldest public museum and the only museum in the world that is solely dedicated to ancient sculpture. Tonight: Die Walküre (Kirill Petrenko; Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Ain Anger, Wolfgang Koch, Anja Kampe, Ekaterina Gubanova, Anna Gabler).

Monday, July 23

Today we offer a tour to the Royal Palace at Herrenchiemsee. Modelled after Versailles, this palace was built as a “Temple of Fame” for King Louis XIV of France, whom the Bavarian monarch King Ludwig II admired. Lunch is included. This evening we hear Piotr Beczala in recital with Helmut Deutsch on piano.

Tuesday, July 24

This morning we enjoy a private tour of Nymphenburg, the Baroque summer palace of Bavarian rulers. We visit the Gallery of Beauties and stroll through the exquisite park to see Amalienburg (the little hunting lodge with its Hall of Mirrors). Tonight we hear Siegfried (Kirill Petrenko; Stefan Vinke, Wolfgang Koch, John Lundgren, Ain Anger, Nina Stemme). Dinner is included at the opera house.

Wednesday, July 25

Today we stroll through the Englischer Garten (English Garden) to the Seehaus beer garden. Lunch is included. Tonight you may attend either Orlando Paladino (Ivor Bolton; Sofia Fomina, Mathias Vidal, Edwin Crossley-Mercer) at the Prinzregententheater or La traviata (Asher Fisch; Diana Damrau, Rachael Wilson, Alyona Abramowa, Charles Castronovo) at the Nationaltheater. Our Booking Form allows you to make this choice online, while you are registering for the tour.

Thursday, July 26

This morning we tour the stunning Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany. This afternoon we meet once again for an early dinner prior to Les vêpres siciliennes (Omer Meir Wellber; Carmen Giannattasio, Helena Zubanovich, Bryan Hymel, Erwin Schrott).

Friday, July 27

Enjoy the final day at leisure. We meet mid-afternoon for a Farewell Lunch, and in the evening we make our way to the Nationaltheater for our final performance: Götterdämmerung (Kirill Petrenko; Stefan Vinke, Markus Eiche, Hans-Peter König, John Lundgren, Nina Stemme).

Saturday, July 28

Transfers are included to Munich Airport for departure flights.