Festtage: Mozart in Berlin
12 Apr — 18 Apr 2022 | Tour Director: Paul Jackson
• Attend three of Mozart’s operatic masterpieces, Così fan Tutte, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni at Berlin’s iconic state opera house
• Experience Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, performed by Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim, two of the world’s most pre-eminent pianists
• Hear internationally acclaimed singers Cecilia Bartoli and Renée Fleming perform songs by Brahms, Henri Duparc and Mozart
is a conductor, pianist and musicologist and former Director of Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Depart London Heathrow 1100 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1355. Transfer to Maritim proArte Hotel, Berlin, for six nights. Welcome and introduction. Evening song recital at Berlin State Opera featuring Renée Fleming (soprano) and Helmut Deutsch (piano): works by Johannes Brahms and Henri Duparc.
Morning: coach orientation and guided architectural tour of Berlin (exteriors), including Potsdamer Platz, Checkpoint Charlie, Friedrichstrasse, Nikolaiviertel, Unter den Linden, New Parliament buildings, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Evening performance at the Philharmonie featuring Staatskapelle Berlin with Daniel Barenboim (conductor, piano), Martha Argerich (piano) and Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo soprano): Mozart ‘Ch’io mi scordi di te?’, K 505, Concerto in E flat major for two pianos, K 365; Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’.
Morning: guided tour of the museum of Musical Instruments. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart Così fan tutte.
Good Friday Whole day excursion to Grunewald Hunting Lodge (16th century royal hunting base with Baroque and 20th century additions; important art collection including works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and Younger).
Morning: visit to Museum Island for guided tour of the Alte Nationalgalerie followed by free time to explore the other museums. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro.
Easter Sunday Free day with opportunity to attend Easter morning church service and celebratory lunch. Evening performance at Berlin State Opera: Mozart Don Giovanni.
Depart Berlin 1235, arriving London Heathrow 1340.
12 Apr — 18 Apr 2022
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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
While this tour is not particularly strenuous, participants should have a good level of general fitness and be comfortable exploring Berlin on foot as well as traversing uneven ground. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for more information on our usual fitness requirements.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.
Price of £3195 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described (two performances at category 1, three at category 2), breakfast, two lunches, three dinners (one light) with water & coffee, opera plates & drink at three performances, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £165.