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Opera & Ballet in Leipzig

The Flying Dutchman ∙ Swan Lake ∙ Tristan and Isolde

Opera & Ballet in Leipzig Tour

Our tour begins with Wagner’s dramatic tale of horror and redemption – a gothic fantasy at sea. Tchaikovsky’s delightful ballet provides a delicate contrast before Wagner’s immensely powerful and sublime masterpiece.
Leipzig is, of course, the city of Wagner’s birth and the city of Bach, Mendelssohn and the Schumanns. We will visit the museums and places which celebrate their remarkable creative output.
There will also be an optional morning concert in the Gewandhaus including Brahms’ Double Concerto.

All tickets to the operas are for very good seats in the stalls at first or second rank. Meals will be taken at the hotel, the opera house or at historic restaurants nearby.
There are easy connections from Berlin airports and Halle. Leipzig is served by long distance expresses and the hotel is close to the station and the opera.
Additional nights and upgrades are available, and the tour could be combined with a visit to Berlin or Dresden.

Itinerary


DAY 1

This tour begins at the hotel.
We meet at Victors Residenz a splendid institution in central Leipzig just a short stroll from the station and close to the historic centre. A welcome reception will be followed by a traditional German dinner in the Auerbachs Keller – a place immortalised by Goethe in Faust.

DAY 2

After breakfast we walk to the Gewandhaus for the morning performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto. After time for lunch we move on to the Thomaskirche and the Bach Museum.
Dinner will be taken in a local restaurant followed by the performance of The Flying Dutchman at 19h30.

DAY 3

After breakfast we visit the Grassi Museum and the fine collection of over 5000 musical instruments followed by a visit to the Mendelssohn house.
Later, we will meet for dinner followed by the performance of Swanlake by the Leipzig Ballet. An alternative concert including Brahms’ Violin Concerto is available at the Gewandhaus.

DAY 4

Today there is free time to enjoy the city during the morning with options to visit the Schumann house, the Town Hall and the gallery.
We gather for lunch at the Arabian Kaffee Baum and our final performance – Tristan and Isolde – is at 17h00. A new production by Enrico Lübbe with Meagan Miller as Isolde and Daniel Kirch as Tristan, Ulf Schirmer conducts.

DAY 5

Check out will be available after breakfast.