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THE BERLIN 'RING'

March 16 - 25, 2024

Price per person

$14,995

Deposit

$3000

Single Supplement

$3000

Balance due by

December 16

THE BERLIN 'RING'

Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden under the baton of Philippe Jordan. Plus The Magic Flute and The Queen of Spades with Sondra Radvanovsky at the Deutsche Oper. 5-Star Hotel Regent.


Following this year's successful Staatsoper Unter den Linden Ring, we will return to Berlin in March of 2024 for a repeat of Wagner's opus. In 2024, the Dmitri Tcherniakov production of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen at the revitalized Staatsoper Unter den Linden will be under the baton of the extraordinary Philippe Jordan, with a cast to die for. The performance slate also features two performances at the Deutsche Oper to fill our time between Siegfried and Götterdämmerung: Mozart's The Magic Flute and Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades), the latter featuring star soprano Sondra Radvanovsky.


We will stay in Deluxe rooms at the 5-Star Hotel Regent in the historic Gendarmenmarkt, a short walk from the Staatsoper. Our touring will include the most interesting and important historical sites in the city as well as the finest museums and galleries, and, as always, our included meals (and wines) will be second-to-none.


Please join us for an unrivalled Wagner experience in one of the most vital cultural centres in the world.


CASTS


DAS RHEINGOLD

WOTAN Tomasz Konieczny

LOGE Rolando Villazón

FRICKA Claudia Mahnke

ERDA Anna Kissjudit

ALBERICH Johannes Martin Kränzle

MIME Stephan Rügamer


DIE WALKÜRE

HUNDING René Pape

WOTAN Tomasz Konieczny

BRÜNNHILDE Anja Kampe

FRICKA Claudia Mahnke


SIEGFRIED

SIEGFRIED Andreas Schager

MIME Stephan Rügamer

THE WANDERER Tomasz Konieczny

ALBERICH Johannes Martin Kränzle

ERDA Anna Kissjudit

BRÜNNHILDE Anja Kampe


GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

SIEGFRIED Andreas Schager

ALBERICH Johannes Martin Kränzle

HAGEN Stephen Milling

BRÜNNHILDE Anja Kampe

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ITINERARY

Saturday, March 16

Independent departures from North America.


Sunday, March 17

Upon arrival in Berlin, you are met and transferred to the elegant Hotel Regent in the historic Gendarmenmarkt. Tonight we gather in the lobby for introductions and cocktails prior to our Welcome Dinner.


Monday, March 18

Following breakfast (included each day), we gather in the hotel lobby and depart for a guided coach/walking tour of the city’s most significant points of interest (Brandenburg Gate, Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church). This evening we make the short walk to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden for Das Rheingold. 18.00 curtain. Runs 2 h. 30 m. Dinner is included after.


Tuesday, March 19

Today we select one of the superb museums on Museum Island for a guided tour, and then we explore the Gendarmenmarkt.

Late afternoon we walk once again to the Staatsoper and the 16.00 curtain for Die Walküre. Dinner is included at the opera house during the interval.


Wednesday, March 20

Today we tour to Potsdam to visit Sanssouci, Frederick the Great’s vast Rococo complex of gardens, palaces and pavilions, and Cecilienhof, site of the Potsdam Conference that ended WWII. A special lunch is included. Upon return to Berlin, the evening is at leisure.


Thursday, March 21

This morning we tour the Jewish Museum in the Kreuzberg section of the city. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the museum is one of the outstanding institutions on the European museum landscape.

Mid-afternoon we depart for Siegfried at the Staatsoper. 16.00 curtain. Dinner is included at the opera house.


Friday, March 22

Today’s touring focuses on Berlin’s varied and influential architecture, concluding at the famous Reichstag where we enjoy lunch at the rooftop restaurant Käfer. This evening we meet and depart for Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Ante Jerkunica, Matthew Newlin, Michael Bachtadze, Kyle Miller, Burkhard Ulrich, Hye Young Moon, Sua Jo) at the Deutsche Oper under the baton of Giulio Cilona. 19.30 curtain.


Saturday, March 23

This morning we tour the incredible Pergamon Museum.  Lunch is included. Tonight we return to the Deutsche Oper for a performance of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades conducted by Sebastian Weigle. Sondra Radvanovsky leads a cast that includes Martin Muehle, Hannah Black, Lucio Gallo and Dean Murphy.


Sunday, March 24

Enjoy the morning at leisure. Lunch is included prior to the 16.00 curtain of Götterdämmerung. A Farewell Reception is included during the interval.


Monday, March 25

Transfers to your departure airport are included.

 

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Top Category seats for all performances as listed

  • 8 nights in Deluxe rooms at the Hotel Regent (5-star)

  • Full breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 4 dinners and 2 receptions 

  • Private tours as listed

  • Airport-hotel transfers 

  • On-site Tour Direction

  • Comprehensive Tour Guidebook


FLIGHTS

Flights are not included in tour pricing. Return flights should be booked to Berlin for arrival on March 17, departure on March 25.


TRANSFERS

We provide airport/rail station—hotel transfers for arrivals and departures within within 3 days of the start/end of our tour from the cities listed above. We also provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.


MOBILITY

There is minimal walking with some stairs during the guided tours. As for all of our tours, we are happy to accommodate you regardless of your mobility level. Please make clear your mobility concerns at the time of registration. We provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.


INSURANCE

We strongly recommend that all tour members purchase cancellation insurance upon registration. We can assist you with this, though you are welcome to purchase a policy at your own discretion. For more information about our travel insurance, click here.

Emanuela Moroni

Your Tour Director

Emanuela Moroni

Since 1993, Emanuela Moroni has been a professional guide in Turin and the entire region of Piemonte, as well as in Milan. Between 2010-2014, she was the President of the Piedmont Tour Guides Association. Since 1991, she has directed tours for groups in Italy, the U.K., Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Russia, France, Switzerland, Spain (mainland, Balearic and Canary Islands), Portugal, Greece, Croatia, Slovenia, Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar, South Africa, Maldives, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Mongolia, Indonesia, Canada, U.S.A. (East and West Coast, Florida with Keys Islands, Louisiana, National Parks), Cuba, Jamaica, Caribbean Islands, Brazil, and Polynesia.

In addition to being a warm and professional director and guide, Emanuela is a committed ecologist and cyclist, often leading her tours on two wheels! She speaks Italian (mother tongue), English, French, German, and Chinese (Cantonese).

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