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La Scala, Milan

Milan 4 nights from £1,795 per person
Departs: 05 Oct 2019
Departs: 05 Oct 2019

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La Scala, Milan is, for most opera lovers, the world's most revered and important opera house. The theatre opened in 1778 with a performance of an opera by Salieri and since then many of the greatest Italian operas have received their first performance on its hallowed stage: Nabucco; Otello; Falstaff; Madama Butterfly; Turandot; Norma and many others. Two very different divas enjoyed their greatest successes at La Scala - Renata Tebaldi and Maria Callas triumphed here season after season at the height of thier careers. 
 

Included in our tour to Milan are visits to the city’s great Duomo, Leonardo’s ‘The Last Supper’ at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and the wonderful La Scala Museum with displays linked to all the great conductors, performers and designers associated with the opera house. Also included are visits to the Basilica Sant’Ambrogio, named after Milan’s patron saint, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and Casa Verdi, founded by Giuseppe Verdi and dedicated to taking care of musicians who have devoted their working lives to opera. This is an exceptionally special visit for everyone with an interest in opera and those who perform it.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • One opera ticket (stalls category) and synopsis
  • Visits and entrances as described
  • Timed entry ticket to 'The Last Supper'
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
 
Depart London Heathrow 12.00 arrive Milan Linate 15.05
Depart Milan Linate 15.30 arrive London Heathrow 16.55
 
Please note that Milan Linate airport is closed during our October tour so we will use Milan's other airport, Malpensa, for that particular tour departure.
 
Flights from London City Airport with British Airways and on other airlines from regional airports are also available – please speak to one of the team when booking.

Departure Dates and Prices

25 Apr 2019

Status Closed

Price from£1795

Single Supp.£298

Departure is closed

16 Jun 2019

Status Closed

Price from£1795

Single Supp.£298

Departure is closed

05 Oct 2019

Status Available

Price from£1795

Single Supp.£298

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Included Hotels

Hotel

De La Ville
Superior
Milan, Italy, Europe

With its position midway between the Duomo and La Scala, the Hotel De la Ville has the perfect location for a comfortable short break in Milan. 

Music Programme

Each departure except 5 October has a choice of two operas. If you would like to attend the second performance, tickets cost £240.
7 February departure:
La Cenerentola by Rossini (10 February) Ottavio Dantone conducts. Marianne Crebassa, Erwin Schrottand Carlos Chausson sing the leading roles.
 
La traviata by Verdi (8 February) Marina Rebeka is Violetta, Benjamin Bernheim sings the role of Alfredo and Leo Nucci is Germont senior. Myung-Whun Chung conducts. 

25 April departure:
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss (26 April) In this new production by Frederic Wake-Walker, Krassimira Stoyanova sings the title role, the German mezzo-soprano Daniela Sindram is The Composer and Sabine Devielhe is Zerbinetta. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.
 
Manon Lescaut by Puccini (27 April) A new production by David Pountney. Riccardo Chailly conducts the Uruguayan soprano María José Siri in the title role, with Marcelo Álvarez as Des Grieux and Massimo Cavaletti as Lescaut

16 June departure:
I masnadieri by Verdi (18 June)The first performance of ‘I masnadieri’ took place in London on 22 July 1847 and was conducted by Verdi himself. This new production by David McVicar is conducted by Michele Mariotti. The cast includes Michele Pertusi, Fabio Sartori and Massimo Cavaletti.
 
Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss (19 June) Cast changes bring two American singers – Brenda Rae is Zerbinetta and Tamara Wilson is Ariadne. Franz Welser-Möstconducts and Daniela Sindram is The Composer.

5 October departure:
L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti (7 October) Italian soprano Rosa Feola returns to La Scala in another Donizetti role following her triumph as Norina, and her recital in the Kirker Music Festival on Lake Como in spring 2018. She is joined by Vittorio Grigolo as Nemorino, with Ambrogio Maestri and Massimo Cavaletti. Michele Gamba conducts.

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