• The city’s award-winning opera company presents its production of Wagner’s four powerful musical dramas
• Explore Chemnitz through the ages, including a visit to the beautiful Villa Esche, designed by Henry van de Velde
• Take a day excursion to Bayreuth, site of the festival theatre built specially for the Ring and Wagner’s last residence, Wahnfried
John Deathridge, MA, DPhil
John Deathridge is a former organ scholar, graduate and postgraduate of Lincoln College Oxford.
Morning lecture followed by walking tour of Chemnitz. Afternoon visit to the fine arts museum. Late afternoon performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Das Rheingold.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Villa Esche (noteworthy Art Nouveau home designed by Henry van de Velde in 1902). Free afternoon. Evening performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Die Walküre.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Chemnitz Museum of Industry. Late afternoon performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Siegfried.
Whole day excursion to Bayreuth for guided tour of the festival theatre (subject to confirmation) and visit to Richard Wagner Museum (Wahnfried). Free evening.
Morning lecture followed by free time in Chemnitz. Late afternoon performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Götterdämmerung.
Transfer to Berlin for 1435 departure, arriving Heathrow 1535.
17 Apr — 23 Apr 2019
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return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, four lunches, three opera plates, two dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, single room supplement £145.