Buenos Aires Spring Highlights: November 9 - 18, 2017
In response to last year’s gratifying Tour, Great Performance Tours will repeat our wonderfully varied week of operas and concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital. We are pleased to announce an eight-night visit that includes six performances: an opera, a Recital and two concerts at the city’s renowned Teatro Colón; an operetta at Teatro Picadero; and a tango evening at the Astor Piazzolla Theatre.
The Colón program will feature performances of Antonin Dvorak’s romantic opera, Rusalka; a pair of concerts by the city’s leading orchestras, the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the Teatro Colón Orchestra, and a Recital by the beloved American soprano Jessye Norman, celebrating the Broadway history of Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein, George Gershwin and others.
Jacques Offenbach’s exhilarating and zany French operetta Ba-Ta-Clan will take us to the historic and newly designed Teatro Picadero. As Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the sensuous tango, we will enjoy a thrilling Tango performance at the landmark Astor Piazzola Theatre in the splendid ‘art nouveau’ style Galeria Güemes.
November marks the height of Buenos Aires’ spring weather, an ideal season to explore the city amid blue jacarandas in full bloom. Our accommodations are at the deluxe boutique Faena Hotel in the upscale Puerto Madero district. With our program of five classical performances and a tango show, some exciting excursions, and time to discover the ambience and character of Buenos Aires, we look forward to returning to the vibrant Argentine capital.
Our Tour will be enhanced by the personal knowledge of our vice-president David A. Roper, who has spent considerable time in Argentina and loves the diverse cultural life of Buenos Aires. Mr. Roper will be leading this Tour.
Accommodations for eight nights at the Faena Hotel (www.faena.com.ar) a member of the prestigious ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. Enormous grain silos of English-manufactured brick were converted into this ‘boutique’ hotel with the collaboration of the French designer Philippe Starck, combining luxurious décor with unsurpassed personal service. Located adjacent to the Rio de la Plata and overlooking Parque Micaela Bastidas, it is within convenient walking distance of cafes, restaurants and the Fortabat Museum. Dining facilities include the gourmet Bistro Sur, the El Mercado for breakfast and casual meals, the Library Lounge for afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and the outdoor Pool Bar. The hotel has earned accolades for its Faena Spa and ‘one of Buenos Aires’ most dramatic pools’.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $6,750
Single Occupancy: $7,730