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Opera & Art in Vienna

Vienna 4 nights Price from £2,362 per person
Departs: 15 May 2023, 22 Jun 2023
Departs: 15 May 2023

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Vienna was the undisputed centre of musical life from the mid-18th century until the early years of the 20th. As the capital of the vast Habsburg empire, the city attracted an impressive list of composers, artists and musicians, while its streets were adorned with grand architecture and magnificent palaces accommodating world-class art collections. We will explore the best of the city’s art galleries and museums, from Old Masters at the Kunsthistorisches Museum to the works of the Vienna Secessionists at the Leopold and the Belvedere, as well as including a performance at the splendid Vienna State Opera.

 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

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

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Vienna

    On arrival we transfer to the 5* deluxe Bristol in the centre of Vienna where the tour is based.
  • 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 - Hofburg & MAK

    The day is spent at the Hofburg - the palace from which the Habsburg empire was managed. Later we visit the Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), a rich collection of the decorative arts including furniture, textiles and jewellery with rooms dedicated to Biedermeier, art nouveau and arts & crafts. 
  • Day 5 - Flight back

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

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

May Departure:

Depart London Heathrow 11.00 arrive Vienna 14.20  
Depart Vienna 16.30 arrive London Heathrow 17.50

June Departure:

Depart London Heathrow 12.25 arrive Vienna 15.45  
Depart Vienna 11.10 arrive London Heathrow 12.40

Departure Dates and Prices

15 May 2023

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Price from£2362

Single Supp.£496

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22 Jun 2023

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Price from£2550

Single Supp.£596

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Bristol
Superior
Vienna, Austria, Europe

The sister hotel of the Imperial, the Bristol is traditional and elegant and has been the focal point of Vienna’s cultural life for over a century.

Patrick Bade

Patrick Bade

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Please choose one of the following two operas. If you would like to attend a second performance, tickets cost £230 (face value €195).


15 May departure 

17 May
Don Pasquale by Donizetti
First performance given at the Theatre-Italiens, Paris on 3 January 1843
Conductor Francesco Lanzillotta leads the Italian baritone Michele Pertusi in the title role, American reigning queen of coloratura. Brenda Rae as Norina, the Canadian tenor Josh Lovell as Ernesto and Michael Arivony from Madagascar, currently a member of the Opera Studio at the Vienna State Opera.

18 May
Tosca by Puccini
First performance given at Teatro Costanzi, Rome on 14 January 1900
Margarethe Wallman’s much loved classic production was first seen more than sixty years ago in 1958
Giampolo Bisanti conducts a starry trio of singers - Maria Agresta, Piotr Beczlala and Bryn Terfel.


22 June departure 

23 June
Madama Butterfly by Puccini
First performance given at La Scala, Milan on 17 February 1904
Sonya Yoncheva sings the role of the betrayed Cio-Cio-San and Charles Castonovo is Pinkerton, the man who destroys her. Anthony Mingella’s production comes to Vienna by way of London and New York.

24 June
Double Bill
Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni
First performance given at Teatro Costanzi, Rome on 17 May 1890.
Daniel Harding conducts Asmik Gregorian as the wronged Santuzza and fast rising Chilean superstar Jonathan Tetelman is Turiddu, the man who pays with his life for deception.

Pagliacci by Leoncavallo
First performance given at Teatro del Verme, Milan on 21 May 1892
Asmik Gregorian sings the role of Nedda and Yonghoon Lee is Canio.

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