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Wagner's Ring Cycle in Dresden

28 Jan — 5 Feb 2018 | Tour Director: John Deathridge

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Deathridge, MA, DPhil

John Deathridge is a former organ scholar, graduate and postgraduate of Lincoln College Oxford.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0950, arriving Berlin 1240. Transfer to Swissôtel Dresden am Schloss for eight nights. Welcome and introductory lecture.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by walking tour of Dresden. Free afternoon, followed by evening performance at Semper Opera House: Das Rheingold.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by excursion to Graupa including tour of Lohengrin House. Evening performance at Semper Opera House: Die Walküre.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Meissen (Saxony’s oldest town) including walking tour of historic quarter and visit to Meissen Porcelain Manufactory.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by visit to Dresden’s historic Green Vault (one of the largest treasure chambers in Europe). Evening performance at Semper Opera House: Siegfried.

Day

6

Morning lecture followed by excursion to Pillnitz Castle (restored Baroque summer residence of the kings of Saxony). Evening performance at Semper Opera House: Erich Korngold Die tote Stadt.

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Leipzig including Wagner Museum (fascinating exhibition based in the old Nikolaischule, the school attended by Wagner), Bach Museum (the world’s pre-eminent centre of Bach scholarship) and Thomaskirche (where Wagner was baptised). Lunch at the historic Co e Baum (frequented by Schumann, Wagner and Goethe).

Day

8

Morning lecture followed by visit to local museum. Evening performance at Semper Opera House: Götterdämmerung.

Day

9

Transfer to Berlin for 1625 departure, arriving Heathrow 1725.

Tour Dates

28 Jan — 5 Feb 2018

Days

9

Cost

£2995

Tour Code

WRDR-18

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Cost includes:

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

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £345.

 
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