New York remains the mecca for discerning travelers who recognize the rewards of live performances showcasing the world’s leading singers. The months of April and May of 2018 will be filled with events that reinforce the city’s reputation as our foremost destination for the performing arts. 

During the second week of April, we have found an exceptional four-night program of three operas at THE MET and a not-to-be-missed concert at Carnegie Hall. The operas will be Verdi’s melodic melodrama Luisa Miller, superbly cast with Sonya Yoncheva, Piotr Beczala and Placido Domingo under the baton of James Levine; a new production of Mozart’s peerless comedy Così fan Tutte; and Donizetti’s lyric tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor featuring ‘bel canto’ soprano Jessica Pratt opposite the thrilling Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo. 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 II) with Camilla Nylund and Jonas Kaufmann 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.) 

A second program into early May will also extend over four nights in order to embrace apair of highly anticipated new productions at the MET – Puccini’s Tosca starring Russian diva Anna Netrebko at the height of her remarkable career, and Massenet’s enchanting Cendrillon (‘Cinderella’), with a brilliant cast headed by Joyce DiDonato, Alice Coote and Stephanie Blythe. For our third evening, we are pleased to include an all-Balanchine evening of dance by the revered New York City Ballet, which gave us the surprise popular hit of our two previous spring holidays. A final highlight of our May program will be the new production of Lerner & Loewe’s timeless musical My Fair Lady by Lincoln Center Theater, the company that gave us iconic revivals of ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Carousel’, ‘South Pacific’ and ‘The King and I’. 

Accommodations for four nights for both holidays 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. 

A cocktail buffet or dinner will be enjoyed on the first evening of each weekend, which will provide an opportunity to meet other members of the Tour. On our last evening, dinner will be arranged in one of the interesting restaurants in the Lincoln Center or Carnegie Hall area.  

We are pleased to offer you a Guest Pass to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street.  Your pass will allow for free entry at your own convenience into the extensive permanent galleries and all exhibitions not requiring a reserved ticket.

Transfers are included for all of our performances not at Carnegie Hall. (The Club is only one block of easy walking distance from Carnegie Hall.)

All MET Opera performances are now performed with MET TITLES optionally displayed on the seat in front of you, which has proven to be enormously popular.

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Prices Per Person (Air Fare not Included)

April 9 - 12
Double Occupancy: $3,180
Single Occupancy: $3,770

April 30 - May 3
Double Occupancy: $3,180
Single Occupancy: $3,770