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Opera & Art in Vienna

Vienna 4 nights from £1,998 per person
Departs: 20 Mar 2019, 10 May 2019, 20 Jun 2019
Departs: 20 Mar 2019

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Vienna was the undisputed centre of musical life from the mid-18th century until the early years of the twentieth. As the capital of a vast and wealthy empire, Vienna was able to provide all the conditions for musical creativity to flourish on a magnificent scale. The works of an impressive list of composers, some of whom were not even Austrian, let alone Viennese, are woven into the fabric of life in Vienna to this day. Artists too made Vienna the centre of cultural Europe from the late 19th century. Add to this the beauty and grandeur of the city’s architecture and its great art collections, and you have one of the world’s leading cultural destinations.

 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • One opera ticket (stalls) and synopsis
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Vienna

    We fly to Vienna and transfer to the 4 star hotel Kaiserhof.
  • Day 2 - Belvedere Palace

    We start our visit at the Belvedere Palace with its collection of works by Austrian artists, including Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. Afterwards we will drive round the Ring, which encircles the old city and is lined by the great buildings of state. Later we visit the Leopold Museum with its collection of works by Austrian artists including Klimt, Schiele and Kokoschka.
  • Day 3 - Mozart House

    Today we visit the Mozart House where he wrote Le nozze di Figaro and which is now a museum dedicated to his life in Vienna. We will also go to the Stefansdom Cathedral and then to the Kunsthistorisches Museum to see the Old Masters there.
  • Day 4 - Habsburg

    The day is spent at the two Habsburg palaces – the Hofburg from which the empire was managed and Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the imperial family. We will have dinner together at the fabled Hotel Sacher.
  • Day 5 - Flight back

    We will depart for the airport at noon for the flight back to London.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 11.35 arrive Vienna 14.45

Depart Vienna 14.20 arrive London Heathrow 15.50

Departure Dates and Prices

20 Mar 2019

Status Limited

Price from£1998

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10 May 2019

Status Limited

Price from£1998

Single Supp.No single supplement

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20 Jun 2019

Status Available

Price from£1998

Single Supp.No single supplement

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Kaiserhof
Superior
Vienna, Austria, Europe

A hotel of excellent quality, located in a small side street just outside the south-western corner of the Ringstrasse, some ten minutes' walk from the Opera House and the heart of the historic city centre.

Declan Hamilton

Declan Hamilton

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Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Each departure has a choice of two operas. If you would like to attend the second performance, tickets cost £248.

20 March departure 

22 March: Simon Boccanegra by Verdi
Placido Domingo sings the title role. Eleonora Buratto is Amelia and Francesco Meli is Gabriele Adorno.

23 March: Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni and Pagliacci by Leoncavallo 
A double bill: Elīna Garanča is Santuzza and Yonghoon Leesings Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana; Marina Rebeka and George Petean sing the leading role in Pagliacci.


10 May departure 

11 May: Macbeth by Verdi
Tatiana Serjan and George Petean are the murderous couple. James Conlon conducts.

12 May: Rigoletto by Verdi
Christopher Maltman sings the title role; Joseph Calleja is the cynical Duke of Mantua and Aida Garifullina the luckless Gilda.


20 June departure 

22 June: Aida by Verdi
The leading roles are taken by Ekaterina Gubanova, ElenaGuseva, Gregory Kunde and Simone Piazzola.

23 June: Tosca by Puccini
Swedish diva Nina Stemme returns to Italian opera as Tosca, Piotr Beczala is Cavaradossi and Carlos Alvarez the lustful Scarpia.

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