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The Ring Cycle in Berlin

Berlin 8 nights Price from £4,687 per person
Departs: 17 Mar 2024
Departs: 17 Mar 2024

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There are few opera houses where you will hear Wagner’s intoxicating mix of power and ethereal beauty better played and sung than at the Staatsoper Under den Linden: this new Ring Cycle confirms the Staatskapelle Berlin’s pre-eminence as a Wagner orchestra. Dmitri Tcherniakov’s demythologised production raises many questions, but with its concentration on the psychological, human drama this is a Ring for the modern age. In addition to the four operas, our Berlin holiday includes visits to the city’s great galleries and museums, as well as a day in the splendid palaces at Potsdam.


The Hotel

Standing on the corner of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse, the Westin Grand has one of Berlin’s most prestigious addresses. The Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, the State Opera House, the Museum Island and Potsdammer Platz are all just a short stroll away. The grand central lobby is dominated by a sweeping staircase leading to the 400 newly renovated rooms. The Relish restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner, while breakfast is served overlooking Friedrichstrasse. In the basement you will find the ‘Gezer Spa’ and fitness centre, whilst on the second floor there is a pleasant garden with fountains and pavilions. 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Eight nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners
  • First category tickets for all performances as described
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide


  • Day 1-9 - The Itinerary

    With so much on offer, we have tried to achieve a well-balanced programme of excursions and performances. Visits to the city’s three leading art collections are included – the Alte National Museum, the Neuenationalgalerie, and the Gemäldegalerie. We go to Potsdam, once the residence of the Prussian kings and one of the glories of Baroque architecture, with magnificent landscaped parks. Another visit to the towering Deutsche Historisches Museum serves to remind us of the city’s recent history.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 11:15, arrive Berlin 14:10
Depart Berlin 14:10, arrive London Heathrow 15:15

Regional departures on request - please call for details 

Departure Dates and Prices

17 Mar 2024

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Price from£4687

Single Supp.£760

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Westin Grand
Berlin, Germany, Europe

Standing on the corner of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse, the Westin Grand has one of Berlin's most prestigious addresses.

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

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Music Programme

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Wagner

This production of the Berlin Staatsoper Ring was first given there in the autumn of 2022 and these performances are being presented as part of the annual Berlin Festtage with most of the original cast repeating their roles. The Cycle was well received musically and, as is expected these days when a new Ring in unveiled, the production draws mixed reviews. Dimitri Tcherniakov, is no stranger to controversy. He has been awarded Russia’s leading award, the Golden Mask, four times. This production was no exception but the powerful combination of the orchestra playing and the singers eventually triumphed, making Berlin’s latest Ring one of the most successful cycles of recent seasons.

Das Rheingold (18 March)

Die Walküre (19 March)

Siegfried (21 March)

Götterdämmerung (24 March)

The Cast

The stellar cast includes Tomasz Konieczny as Wotan and The Wanderer, Rolando Villazon as Loge, Claudia Mahnke as Fricka, Anna Kissjudit as Erda and Anja Kampe as Brunnhilde. Johannes Martin Kranzle is Alberich, Andreas Schager is Siegfried and Rene Pape is Hunding. The conductor will be the Swiss conductor, Philippe Jordan who is currently Chief Conductor at the Vienna State Opera and regularly conducts the world’s leading orchestras.


Optional Performance of The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky at the Deutsche Oper on 20 March

This new production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is by British stage director Sam Brown.
Metropolitan Opera favourite Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the role of the ill-fated Lisa and Martin Muehle is Hermann, the man who leads to her ruin and her death. The Countess is sung by the legendary Hanna Schwarz, Lucio Gallo is Tomsky and Thomas Lehmann is Prince Yeletzki. Sebastian Weigle conducts.

Tickets in the Stalls for £80

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