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Berlin Festtage

Mahler’s 1st Symphony ∙ Betrothal in a Monastery ∙ Die Meistersinger

Berlin Festtage Tour

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Mahler’s First Symphony for the opening concert at the Philharmonie. The musical feast continues at the Staatsoper with performances of Prokofiev’s lively, virtuosic comedy. Set in Seville it includes references to Mozart and Rossini in its highly theatrical, yet lyrical style. Wagner’s epic masterpiece, a celebration of music and love, with its extraordinary tonal splendour forms the astonishing climax of our visit. We also include daytime visits to Potsdam and Sanssouci on the second day of the Festival.

Itinerary


DAY 1

We stay at the Maritim proArte Hotel 4* in Berlin, close to the Unter den Linden. Welcome drinks are followed by an introductory talk on the music. An early dinner precedes the concert at the Philharmonie.

Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No 1 Classical
Gustav Mahler Symphony No 1 in D The Titan
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

DAY 2

In the morning we visit Potsdam and Sanssouci before returning to Berlin for the afternoon. The opera begins at 18h00.

DIE VERLOBUNG IM KLOSTER Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Daniel Barenboim Director Dmitri Tcherniakov
Stephan Rügamer, Aida Garifullina, Violeta Urmana, Bogdan Volkov, Anna Goryachova, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Lauri Vasar, Arttu Kataja, Giorgi Mtchedlishvili, Vladimir Ognovenko, Serena Sáenz Molinero, Slávka Zámečníkova, Andrés Moreno García

DAY 3

A free morning in Berlin to explore the city before we meet up for an opera talk and the late afternoon performance at 16h00.

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG Wagner
Conductor Daniel Barenboim Director Andrea Moses
Hans Sachs Wolfgang Koch, Viet Pogner Kwangchul Youl, Vogelgesang Graham Clark, Beckmesser Johannes Martin Kränzle, Kothner Jürgen Linn, Zorn Siegfried Jerusalem, Walter Burkhard Fritz, Eva Julia Kleiter

DAY 4

The tour departs after a leisurely breakfast.

All travellers will be welcome to join the tour manager at selected restaurants during the festival for dinner or lunch. Extra days are available.