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Dresden Music Festival

18 May — 23 May 2017 | Tour Director: Sandy Burnett

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1055 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1345. Transfer to Dresden for five nights at Swissôtel Dresden am Schloss. Welcome drink and introduction.

Day

2

Morning walking tour of Dresden including the Zwinger Palace, Semperoper, Dresden Castle, Taschenberg Palace and Frauenkirche. Afternoon: visit to the Old Masters Picture Gallery. Evening festival performance in Dresden Kulturpalast with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev (conductor): programme TBC.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by free time. Afternoon excursion to Graupa for Lohengrin House and Jagdschloss (sites relating to Richard Wagner) and guided tour of Carl Maria von Weber Museum. Evening festival recital in Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul, with Francesco Piemontesi (piano): Mozart Sonata for Piano No 10 in C major KV330; Liszt Années de pèlerinage: Suisse S160 and Italie S161, and St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots from Deux légendes S175/2; Schnaus Piece in Soundscape; Schubert Sonata in A major D959.

Day

4

Whole-day excursion to Leipzig including walking tour and visit to Bach Museum and Thomaskirche. Return to Dresden for evening performance at the Semperoper with the Prague Philharmonia, Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Diana Damrau (soprano) and Nicholas Testé (bass-baritone): Belcanto Drammatico selected opera arias by Meyerbeer, Massanet, Verdi and others.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by free time. Afternoon: visit to Dresden’s Historic Green Vault (one of the largest treasure chambers in Europe) and the Frauenkirche. Evening festival performance at the Semperoper: Lehár The Merry Widow.

Day

6

Transfer to Berlin for 1435 departure, arriving Heathrow 1540.

Tour Dates

18 May — 23 May 2017

Days

6

Cost

Tour Code

DRMF-17

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £280.

 
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