We meet at the Maritim proArte Hotel near to Friedrichstrasse and the Unter den Linden. The hotel is modern, comfortable and has a large swimming pool for those who enjoy a refreshing dip. Welcome drinks are followed by our first opera talk. An early dinner in near the hotel precedes tonight’s performance of Cherubini’s Medea (Médeé). Sonya Yoncheva sings the demanding title in this role in this intense and monumental work revived in the 1950’s by Maria Callas
Conductor Oksana Lyniv Director Andrea Breth
Médeé Sonya Yoncheva Jason Francesco Demurro Créon Iain Paterson
Dirsé Elsa Dreisig Neris Marina Prudenskaya
After breakfast we take a tour of the historic centre, walking along the restored Unter den Linden. We visit the magnificent Museums Island including the Neues Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie.
After free time we will meet for dinner and an evening performance of Der Rosenkavalier at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
Conductor Zubin Mehta Director André Heller
Feldmarschallin Camilla Nylund Baron Ochs René Pape Octavian Michèlle Losier
Herr von Faninal Roman Trekel Sophie Nadine Sierra
This morning we visit Charlottenburg – the oldest Schloss in the city. There is free time for visiting other landmarks or museums before dinner at the Café Nole. We walk across the Unter den Linden for tonight’s final performance at the Staatsoper.
Conductor Daniel Barenboim Director Mario Martone
Sir John Falstaff Lucio Gallo Ford Alfredo Daza Fenton Francesco Demuro
Dr Cajus Jurgan Sacher Bardolfo Stephan Rugamer
Check out will be available after breakfast.
We will be happy to help with travel arrangements. There is a good range of inexpensive flights from the UK to Berlin Schönefeld where there is a direct train every ten minutes to Friedrichstrasse. The Tegel Bus also stops adjacent to Friedrichstrasse.
This tour can be extended by a day or two for those who wish to spend more time in the city.
Why not extend your tour with an extra night in Berlin and a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty at the Deutsche Ballet?
We can tailor make a package for self-tour or escorted travellers.