• 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
MA, DPhil, FRCO
John Deathridge is a former organ scholar, graduate and postgraduate of Lincoln College Oxford.
Depart Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1340. Transfer to Hotel an der Oper, Chemnitz, for six nights.
Morning lecture followed by walking tour of Chemnitz including guided tour of the opera house. Evening performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Das Rheingold.
Morning lecture followed by visits to Chemnitz Museum of Industry and Villa Esche (noteworthy Art Nouveau home designed by Henry van de Velde in 1902). Free time. Late afternoon performance at Chemnitz Opera House: Die Walküre.
Morning lecture followed by visit to Museum am Theaterplatz (fine arts). 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 excursion to Klaffenbach Castle. 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.