New York Spring Holiday: April 14 - 17, 2020
New York remains the mecca for discerning travelers who recognize the rewards of live performances showcasing the world’s leading singers. The month of April of 2020 will be filled with events that reinforce the city’s reputation as our foremost destination for the performing arts.
Our carefully chosen four-night program will include a pair of brilliant MET productions by the giants of Italian opera: Giuseppe Verdi’s lyric tragedy Simon Boccanegra and Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot in the dazzling Franco Zeffirelli production. The MET’s casts will feature Ailyn Perez, Joseph Calleja, Carlos Alvarez and Dmitry Belosselsky in the leading roles; and Nina Stemme reprising her peerless portrayal of Princess Turandot.. At Carnegie Hall, our early request has been confirmed for orchestra seating for the hottest ticket of the season: the Boston Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Andris Nelsons in Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde (Act I1I) with Jonas Kaufmann and Emily Magee singing the title roles. (Kaufmann’s performances in Boston and NY mark his initial portrayal of Tristan and his only operatic appearances in the U.S. this season.)
Accommodations for four nights will be at the private New York Athletic Club (NYAC), beautifully located on Central Park South (59th street at 7th Avenue). The NYAC offers pleasant, comfortable bedrooms and many advantages of a large, private club: a spacious dining room overlooking Central Park from the 11th floor; friendly bars on the main floor and in the second-floor Tap Room which serves convenient meals; the best-equipped large swimming-pool and sauna/steam room complex in the city; extensive health-club features and exercise equipment; and a relaxing library with a wide collection of books and current journals. There are several appealing cafés and restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, and Carnegie Hall is only one block away from the 58th street rear entrance.
Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)
Double Occupancy: $3,180
Single Occupancy: $3,860