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The Paris ‘Ring’ – Cycle 2

November 28 - December 7, 2020

Philippe Jordan conducts a Calixto Bieito production of Der Ring des Nibelungen. With Jonas Kaufmann, John Relyea, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Martina Serafin and Ekaterina Gubanova.

In what is certain to be the Ring event of the year (in a year filled with Ring events!), we bring you the 2020 Paris Ring, featuring the most celebrated, electric and in-demand tenor on the planet–Jonas Kaufmann. Led by one of the most passionate and exciting conductors I’ve ever seen in front of an orchestra, Philippe Jordan, this Calixto Bieito production at the Bastille will certainly sell out immediately.

We have sixteen 1st Category seats for these performances, and we will include at least two additional performances (likely an opera at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and an Orchestre de Paris concert).

Our accommodation for 8 nights will be at the hidden gem Hôtel Le Madison in the storied and vibrant Saint-Germain-Des-Prés. We will include expert-guided private tours to complement the superb slate of performances, and we will include 7 exquisite meals in addition to full buffet breakfast each day.  

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ITINERARY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
Independent departures for overnight flights to Paris.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 
Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to the charming Le Madison Hôtel on the famous Saint-Germain-des-Près. This evening we meet for a Welcome Dinner cruise on the Seine aboard the luxurious Don Juan II.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30
Following breakfast (included each day), we meet and depart for a coach/walking tour of the Left Bank (Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Odéon, Sorbonne, Panthéon, Luxembourg Gardens, then poor Notre-Dame). Lunch is included at À la Biche au Bois. Tonight we take in our first performance: Das Rheingold at the Opéra Bastille.

Wotan – Iain Paterson
Donner – Lauri Vasar
Froh – Matthew Newlin
Loge – Norbert Ernst
Alberich – Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Mime – Gerhard Siegel
Fasolt – Wilhelm Schwinghammer
Fafner – Dimitry Ivashchenko
Fricka – Ekaterina Gubanova
Freia – Anna Gabler
Erda – Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Woglinde – Tamara Banjesevic
Wellgunde – Megan Marino
Flosshilde – Claudia Huckle

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
Today we enjoy a guided visit of the superb Musée d’Orsay. Lunch is at the hidden gem (and Michelin-starred) Les Climats. This evening we include a performance (TBA).

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
Today we tour the Fondation Louis Vuitton, a stunning structure designed by Frank Gehry, followed by a stroll through the Petit Palais. Tonight we return to the Opéra Bastille for Die Walküre featuring the one-and-only Jonas Kaufmann.

Siegmund – Jonas Kaufmann
Hunding – John Relyea
Wotan – Iain Paterson
Sieglinde – Eva-Maria Westbroek
Brünnhilde – Martina Serafin
Fricka – Ekaterina Gubanova
Gerhilde – Sonja Šarić
Ortlinde – Celine Byrne
Waltraute – Christina Bock
Schwertleite – Katharina Magiera
Helmwige – Regine Hangler
Siegrune – Julia Rutigliano
Grimgerde – Noa Beinart
Rossweise – Marie-Luise Dreßen

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 
Enjoy the full day at leisure in Paris. Tonight we either offer a performance (TBA) or dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
This morning we depart for a tour of selected masterpieces at The Louvre. Transfers will be arranged for those not wishing to walk (900m). Lunch is included at the storied Café les Deux Magots (1885). Tonight we return to the Opéra Bastille for Siegfried.

Siegfried – Andreas Schager
Mime – Gerhard Siegel
Der Wanderer – Iain Paterson
Alberich – Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Fafner – Dimitry Ivashchenko
Erda – Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Waldvogel – Julie Fuchs
Brünnhilde – Martina Serafin

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
This morning we visit Les Invalides (Napoleon’s tomb), and then the Rodin Museum. Tonight we either offer a performance (TBA) or dinner at 58 Tour Eiffel.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6
Following a final morning at leisure, we return to the Opéra Bastille for a matinée performance of Götterdämmerung, followed by a Farewell Dinner at Bofinger.

Siegfried – Andreas Schager
Gunther – Johannes Martin Kränzle
Alberich – Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Hagen – Ain Anger
Brünnhilde – Ricarda Merbeth
Gutrune/ Dritte Norn – Anna Gabler
Waltraute/ Zweite Norn – Sarah Connolly
Erste Norn – Wiebke Lehmkuhl
Woglinde – Tamara Banjesevic
Wellgunde – Megan Marino
Flosshilde – Claudia Huckle

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7
Departure transfers to your airport or rail station are included.