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New Art & Music trips coming soon – from Verona to Dresden

posted on 09/03/17

We are delighted to announce that three exciting trips will be added to our programme. Below is a taster of what lies in store – please register your interest now, full details will be released soon.

The Ring in Dresden – January/February 2018

Wagner’s magnum opus at the Semperoper


Next year, Willy Decker’s acclaimed staging of Der Ring des Nibelungen returns to Dresden. It’s a mouthwatering prospect. Wagner specialist Christian Thielemann will direct the Dresden Staatskapelle, while the magnificent Semperoper provides the setting. No doubt, its highly-rated acoustics – noted for their clarity and warmth – will add to the sense of wonder.


Spectacle in Verona – August 2018

Al fresco opera in a Roman amphitheatre


Opera at Verona is a heady mix: musical performance of the highest international standards, an audience which is as enthusiastic as it is unconventional, a theatre which is 2,000 years old (and holds 5,000). The surrounding city is one of the most enchanting in Italy and possesses a wonderful array of artworks and architecture. Our trip will include tickets to two performances. Details will be available in July 2017.


Flemish & Dutch Painting – Dates to be confirmed

From Van Eyck to Van Gogh


Ever since Jan van Eyck mastered the techniques of oil painting in the early 15th century, Dutch and Flemish painters have played a central role in the development of Western art. On this trip, we’ll examine their achievements, in the handsome towns, soaring churches and enthralling museums of the region. We’ll also pay our respects to the star of the 19th century who shone so brightly in the south: Van Gogh.


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