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June 18-29, 2025

Price per person




Single Supplement


Balance due by

March 18


Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Vienna State Opera under the baton of Philippe Jordan. Plus The Queen of Spades with Anna Netrebko and Sonya Yoncheva in recital at the Konzerthaus. The incomparable Sacher Hotel.

This tour is cultural treasure at every step, with one of the finest hotels in our catalogue, impossible to get tickets for unforgettable performances, off-the-beaten-path tours and a perfect mix of fine dining and the best local cuisine. And Tour Director Richard Koegl will take care of you the entire way.

Vienna is the City of Music, yes, but so much more. Its museums and galleries provide some of the best visual art experiences to be had anywhere, and countless cafés each have their own charm, history and loyal patrons.

Here we attend what is sure to be the highlight Wagnerian experience of 2025-- the Sven-Eric Bechtolf production of Wagner's epic Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Vienna State Opera, under the baton of one of the most exciting conductors on the planet--Philippe Jordan. The stellar cast includes the brightest operatic star on the planet right now, Lise Davidsen. As well, we hear the previous queen of sopranos, Anna Netrebko, in the Queen of Spades, and the stellar Sonya Yoncheva in recital at the glorious Konzerthaus. We also hear Beethoven's Symphonies No. 8 & 9 in the same venue.

Our home in Vienna is the peerless Sacher, the quintessential Old World hotel, directly across from the Staatsoper.

Itinerary available in July 2024.

To reserve your space, click here.

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Conductor Philippe Jordan

Director Sven-Eric Bechtolf



Wotan - Iain Paterson

Donner - Clemens Unterreiner

Froh - Jörg Schneider

Loge - Daniel Behle

Fricka - Monika Bohinec

Freia - Regine Hangler

Erda - Noa Beinart

Alberich - Jochen Schmeckenbecher

Mime - Michael Laurenz

Fasolt - Ilja Kazakov

Fafner - Kwangchul Youn



Siegmund - Andreas Schager

Hunding - Kwangchul Youn

Wotan - Iain Paterson

Sieglinde - Lise Davidsen

Brünnhilde - Anja Kampe

Fricka - Monika Bohinec



Siegfried - Andreas Schager

Brünnhilde - Anja Kampe

Der Wanderer - Iain Paterson

Alberich - Jochen Schmeckenbecher

Erda - Noa Beinart

Mime - Michael Laurenz

Fafner - Kwangchul Youn

Stimme des Waldvogels - Ileana Tonca



Siegfried - Andreas Schager

Gunther - Clemens Unterreiner

Hagen - Falk Struckmann

Alberich - Jochen Schmeckenbecher

Brünnhilde - Anja Kampe

Gutrune - Regine Hangler

Waltraute - Szilvia Vörös

JUNE 21 - Konzerthaus

Sonya Yoncheva

with Francesco Ciampa and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra

Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi, Antonín Dvorak, Giacomo Puccini

JUNE 26 – Konzerthaus

The Concert of Nations

The National Chapel of Catalonia Choir

Directed by: Lluís Vilamajó

Lina Johnson , soprano

Olivia Vermeulen , mezzo-soprano

Martin Platz , tenor

Manuel Walser , bass

Jordi Savall , conductor

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 (1811–1812)

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (1822–1824)



Hermann - Yusif Eyvazov

Tomski und Pluto - Alexey Markov

Jeletzki - Boris Pinkhasovich

Gräfin - Elena Zaremba

Lisa - Anna Netrebko

Polina und Daphnis - Elena Maximova

Conductor - Timur Zangiev

Direction - Vera Nemirova

Three, seven and ace - with these three supposedly infallible cards,

revealed to him by the ghost of the dead countess in a feverish vision, the outsider Hermann wants to win the big prize at the card game. At this point, however, he no longer wants the money to marry his former lover Lisa, but is hopelessly addicted to gambling. Based on a story by Puškin, /Pique Dame/ deals with a destructive loneliness resulting from social exclusion, to which the Countess, Lisa and Hermann himself fall victim.



  • Top Category seats for at least 6 performances including at least 5 operas and two concerts

  • 10 nights Deluxe accommodation at the Sacher Hotel Vienna

  • Full breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners and 1 reception 

  • Private tours as listed

  • Airport-hotel transfers 

  • On-site Tour Direction

  • Comprehensive Tour Guidebook


Flights are not included in tour pricing. Flights should be booked to arrive in Vienna on June 19 (early afternoon latest), and depart on June 29.


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


There is minimal walking with some stairs and cobblestones 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.


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.

Richard Koegl

Your Tour Director

Richard Koegl

For over three decades, Richard has journeyed to over 140 countries on all seven continents. His world is a daily immersion in cultural and educational realms which he passionately shares with fellow travelers and friends. An expert organizer and always engaging host, Richard has worked with Aria Tours since 2010.

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