• Attend three of Wagner’s most acclaimed works – Lohengrin, Tristan und Isolde and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – in the city of his birth
• Take a day trip to Dresden, home to the splendid Semper Opera House where Wagner premiered several works
• Enjoy the wider musical delights of Leipzig, from the Mendelssohn House Museum to the celebrated Bach-Archiv
a musician and former BBC Radio 3 broadcaster
Depart London Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1340. Transfer to Seaside Park Hotel, Leipzig, for five nights. Welcome and introduction.
Morning lecture followed by orientation walking tour of Leipzig, including Wagner statue and Nikolaikirche. Free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Lohengrin.
Morning lecture followed by visit to the Mendelssohn House Museum for guided tour. Free afternoon. Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Tristan und Isolde.
Whole day excursion to Dresden, including visit to the Frauenkirche, guided tour of the Semperoper (subject to confirmation) and free time for exploration. Free evening.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Bach Archive Museum (the world’s pre-eminent centre of Bach scholarship). Early evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Köthen Castle (where Bach served as Kapellmeister for Prince Leopold – time allowing). Continue to Berlin for 1645 departure, arriving Heathrow 1745.
29 Jun — 4 Jul 2022
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"Interesting and varied visits in Leipzig and an excellent day trip to Dresden. Excellent lectures from Sandy Burnett."
ACE customer on previous Wagner in Leipzig tour with Sandy Burnett
This tour requires a good level of fitness, and participants must meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as found in our Booking Terms & Conditions. The itinerary will be taken at a relaxed pace, with free time around the performances, but participants should be comfortable undertaking short walking tours in Leipzig and Dresden. These sometimes involve cobbles and uneven surfaces.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.
Cost of £2595 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, three lunches, three opera plates, one dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £185.