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The Ring Cycle in Berlin

Berlin 8 nights Price from £4,876 per person
Departs: 03 Apr 2023
Departs: 03 Apr 2023

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A full production of Wagner’s operatic epic is always a landmark in the musical calendar. This production by Dimitri Tcherniakov, given in the magnificently restored Staatsoper Unter Den Linden, and scheduled to be conducted by the legendary Daniel Barenboim, promises to be an unmissable event – not just for Wagner aficionados. In addition to the operas, we will attend two performances as part of the annual Easter Festtage, including Beethoven’s choral masterpiece Missa Solemnis and a piano recital with Sir Andras Schiff, both at the Philharmonie.

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

Itinerary

  • 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 two leading art collections are included – the Alte National Museum and the Gemäldergalerie. We go to Potsdam, once the residence of the Prussian kings and one of the glories of Baroque architecture, with magnificent landscaped parks. Visits to the towering Deutsche Historisches Museum, Check Point Charlie and the Berlin Wall Museum serve to remind us of the city’s recent history.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart London Heathrow 11.15, arrive Venice 14.10
Depart Venice 14.35, arrive London Heathrow 15.35

Departure Dates and Prices

03 Apr 2023

Status Limited

Price from£4876

Single Supp.£663

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Included Hotels

Hotel

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

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

Der Ring des Nibelungen by Wagner

Staatsoper
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. Daniel Barenboim was due to conduct the performances but he was unwell and his place was taken by Christian Thieleman and Thomas Guggheis. At the time of writing, Daniel Barenboim is still scheduled to conduct the spring Cycle.

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 2022 Ring one of the most successful cycles of recent seasons.

Das Rheingold (4 April)

Die Walküre (5 April)

Siegfried (8 April)

Götterdämmerung (10 April)

The Cast

The Financial Times wrote that the cast assembled for the Berlin Ring was ‘nothing less than formidable.’ Michael Volle sings the role of Wotan and The Wanderer, Anja Kampe is Brunnhilde, Vida Mikneviciute from Lithuania is Sieglinde, Peter Rose is Fafner, Rolando Villazon is Loge, Annett Fritsch is Freia, Anna Kissjudit is Erda and Mikhail Kares is Hunding. Canadian tenor Robert Watson takes on the vocal challenges of Siegfried.


7 April, 19.00

Philharmonie
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Staatskapelle
Staatskapelle Choir
Elena Stikhina, soprano
Anne Kissjudith, mezzo-soprano
Saimir Pirgu, tenor
Rene Paper, baritong

 

9 April, 11.00
Philharmonie
Recital by Sir Andras Schiff, piano

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