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Northern Italy

June 30 - July 9, 2016

Our annual summer tour to Northern Italy remains among our most popular offerings. For 2016, our program will encompass two performances at Milan's legendary Teatro all Scala and three evenings in the spectacular Verona Arena. Between these two destinations, we will enjoy a three-night respite in the idyllic village of Bellagio on the shores of Lake Como.

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The Santa Fe Opera

August 1 - 6, 2016

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Santa Fe Opera's 2016 season will celebrate the company's 60th Anniversary with an irresistible variety of proven and unfamiliar works. We will include all five major opera productions, with a performance - or a concert - every evening. The open-air opera house offers an experience that no opera enthusiast should miss.
 


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The Glimmerglass Festival

August 11 - 14, 2016

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During the past few years, Glimmerglass Festival has set an example to other summer festivals with unusually creative programs. Last summer's choices ranged from Vivaldi's  'Cato in Utica' to Bernstein's 'Candide', and all four of the season's productions were presented in innovative productions.
 


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Boston Cultural Weekend

September 29 - October 2, 2016

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After a hiatus of five years, we have found an enticing combination of opera, concerts and theatre as the catalyst for our overdue return to the New England cultural capital of Boston.

 

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Venice, Parma & Milan

October 5 - 14, 2016

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For the tenth consecutive year, our fall Northern Italy tour will focus on the thrilling Parma Verdi Festival, which is committed to a complete survey of the Verdi canon. Our program will also include three nights in Venice and two nights in Milan.



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London & Stratford

November 20 - 28, 2016

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For our annual Thanksgiving tour, we are returning to London for the first time this year for a pair of operatic highlights at Covent Garden's Royal Opera House. The second part of our tour will take us to Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon, where we will enjoy the revered Royal Shakespeare Company's performance of The Tempest.

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Berlin: Wagner's Ring Cycle

April 11 - 18, 2017

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Berlin's venerable Deutsche Oper has been widely hailed for its superlative production of Richard Wagner's complete four-opera cycle of Der Ring des Nibelungen. With the Scottish conductor Donald Runnicles in charge of an exceptional international cast, the Götz Friedrich staging will be unveiled again over a period of five nights.

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Munich Opera Festival

July 21 - 29, 2016

As in most recent years, Munich's traditional summer Opera Festival in 2016 offers a plethora of six major operas within a compact seven-night period. Seldom do we encounter such an enticing choice of pivotal works by the operatic giants - Mozart, Verdi and Wagner - as well as relative rarities by Rameau and Boito.


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Macerata & Pesaro

August 3 - 12, 2016

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Our third consecutive combination of Northern Italy's Macerata and Pesaro will offer an even more interesting repertoire of operas and notably upgraded casting. After receiving unanimous accolades from our travelers, we do not want to lose the momentum for this unusual tour which embraces two major opera festivals on Italy's Adriatic coast in the late summer.


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The Salzburg Festival

August 24 - September 1, 2016

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The Salzburg Festival remains the most prestigious and expensive of all summer festivals, renowned for its high level of artistic achievement and its elite atmosphere of European style. We are gratified that our 2016 tour will encompass a full week in this charming town and a varied and balanced program of six unusual performances.


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Toronto & Niagara

October 13 - 16, 2016

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Two years ago, we had to turn away a number of disappointed requests to join our sold-out tour to Toronto. During the sparkling weather of Canada's fall season, we expect a similar response to our program this year.
 

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Buenos Aires

October 6 - 15, 2016

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We have chosen a wonderfully varied week of operas and concerts for our return to Buenos Aires, Argentina's vibrant capital. We are pleased to announce an eight-night visit that includes three evenings at the city's renowned Teatro Colón.

 

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Chicago Fall Weekend

December 1 - 3, 2016

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Our concise fall holiday in Chicago includes a pair of French operas which mark the highlights of the Lyric Opera's new season. No opera enthusiast will want to miss the Lyric's new production of Berlioz' Les Troyens, Jules Massenet's elegiac version of Don Quichotte and an all-Handel concert program by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
 

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Tanglewood

July 28 - 31, 2016

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Tanglewood and the rolling hills of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts offer a wide range of superlative performing arts during the compact summer season. During the busy weekends of July and August, cultural aficionados are hard-pressed to choose between the glorious concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and several fine theatre festivals.

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Bayreuth & Nürnberg

August 10 - 17, 2016

Wagner 'aficionados' will be thrilled by the news that we are able to offer an overdue return to Germany's famed Bayreuth Festival for FOUR of his towering music dramas - Der Fliegende Holländer, Tristan und Isolde, Parsifal and Die Götterdämmerung. Our tour will being in Nürnberg, the location of the closest major airport to Bayreuth.



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The Lucerne Festival

August 28 - September 5, 2016

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The world's roomiest orchestras, conductors and soloists gather each year at Switzerland's prestigious Lucerne Festival for a final chapter of the summer's international festival season. The renowned acoustics of the contemporary state-of-the-art Concert Hall attract today's most sought-after stars.


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New York City

October 21 - 24 & December 6 - 9, 2016

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The first of our annual New York tours will mark the 'Opening of the Season' - two performances of new MET productions, a NY Philharmonic concert and a Carnegie Hall recital. Our second tour will be a December holiday to take advantage of an enticing trio of performances at the MET.

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Ireland: Wexford & Dublin

October 30 - November 7, 2016

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The catalyst for our annual fall visits to Ireland is the exhilarating Wexford Festival Opera. Our tour members have been unanimous in their praise of the new Wexford Opera House, which opened in 2008. Immediately after Wexford, we will move to the capital of Dublin for three nights, including performances at the Abbey and Gate Theatres.

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The Cartagena Festival

January 9 - 14, 2017

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In January of 2017, we are enthusiastically returning for our seventh consecutive tour to the unique Cartagena Festival. Now under the leadership of General Director Antonio Miscena, the Festival offers a variety of Chamber Concerts, Recitals and Vocal Concerts featuring international artists of the highest caliber.
 

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