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The Metropolitan Opera & Galleries and Museums of New York

New York 5 nights Price from £2,884 per person
Departs: 30 Nov 2021, 19 Apr 2022, 24 May 2022
Departs: 30 Nov 2021

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We are looking forward to returning to one of the world’s greatest opera houses and have planned three visits to the long-awaited 2021/2022 season. Our itinerary will include visits to New York’s leading art collections including The Museum of Modern Art and The Frick Collection. Although performances from the Met’s stage are now enjoyed by millions thanks to high definition broadcasts, there is nothing to match the thrill of entering the Met’s plush auditorium and settling down into your seat in person. We will discover just how an opera house of this size and international standing functions on our enthralling backstage tour. Like many performing arts organisations, recent events have paved the way for changes and we are looking forward to returning to the Met to share their renewed vision and energy

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights' accommodation on room only basis
  • Tickets in the rear stalls with uninterrupted views of the stage
  • Two dinners at the Met’s Grand Tier
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide
  • NB. Biometic passports are required for entry to the USA

Itinerary

  • Day 1-5 - The Galleries & Museums of New York

    In addition to the included opera performances, we will have a backstage tour of the Met and visit a selection of the city’s fascinating museums and galleries. Highlights include the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where our private visit will take place before the museum opens to the public. We shall also see the matchless Frick Collection, temporarily exhibited in a new venue while the elegant Fifth Avenue Gilded Age mansion where Frick lived undergoes some changes. It will now be displayed for two years in the former Whitney Museum of American Art building around the corner on Madison Avenue. Our April and May holidays include a visit to the New York Botanical Garden. Two dinners are included at The Grand Tier, the Met’s own restaurant.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart from London Heathrow at 14.00 arrive New York JFK at 17.00.
Depart from New York JFK at 19.20 arrive London Heathrow at 07.15.
N.B. Flight times are subject to change.

Departure Dates and Prices

2021

30 Nov 2021

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Price from£3098

Single Supp.£698

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2022

19 Apr 2022

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Price from£2886

Single Supp.£550

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24 May 2022

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Price from£2884

Single Supp.£598

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Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

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Andrew Biggs

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Music Programme

30 November 2021 departure:


2 December: Tosca by Puccini
Met favourite diva Sondra Radvanovsky takes the the title role. New Yorker Brian Jagde is Cavaradossi and Evgeny Nikitim is the lecherous Baron Scarpia.

3 December: La bohème by Puccini
This much-loved production by Franco Zefirelli celebrates its 40th anniversary this season. The roles of Mimi and Rodolfo are taken by Anita Hartig and Charles Castronovo and Federica Lombardi is Musetta. Eun Sun Kim conducts.

4 December: Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin
John Wilson conducts this opera which was first performed in New York on 20 October 1935 following its premiere in Boston.


19 April 2022 departure:


21 April: Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart
Gerald Finley and Federica Lombardi are the Almavivas. Aida Garifullina is Susanna and Christian van Hoorn is Figaro.

22 April: Madama Butterfly by Puccini
Eleonora Buratto is Cio-Cio-San and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki. Local native and Manhattan resident, Brian Jagde is the callous Pinkerton and David Bizica is Sharpless.

23 April: Lucia di Lammermoor by Donizettii
American soprano Nadine Serra stands by to take the Met by storm wtih the vocal pyrotechnics in the title role.


24 May 2022 departure:


27 May: La bohème by Puccini
The Italian soprano from Mantua, Eleonora Buratto, joins the impressive roster of singers who have sung the role of Mimi on this illustrious stage. She is joined by Yusif Eyvazov as Rodolfo and Aleksandra Kurzak as Musetta.

28 May: Rigoletto by Verdi
American tenor Stephen Costello is the Duke of Mantua, Russian soprano Kristina Mkhitaryan is the innocent Gilda and Italian bass Andrea Mastroni is the hired assassin who murders the wrong person. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Optional Performance: 
26 May: Hamlet by Brett Dean
Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to attend this performance. Premiered in Glyndebourne in 2017, Brett Dean’s critically acclaimed work reached the stage of The Met with Allan Clayton in the title role, Dame Sarah Connolly as Gertrude, Brenda Rae as Ophelia and Sir John Tomlinson as the ghost of Hamlet’s father.

 

Recent Testimonials

The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mr & Mrs B, East Lothian, 07 February 2019

All the guided tours, including the Metropolitan Art Gallery and the Morgan library were first class. A wonderful & memorable holiday. 

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The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mrs E, Wiltshire, 07 February 2019

A good, clear, reliable & knowledgeable leader. Good allocation of group time & free time. I would like to repeat this tour - so much yet to experience and enjoy.

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