Join us for part #1 of a truly Once In A Lifetime experience when Oper Leipzig will perform the complete operatic works of Richard Wagner during June & July 2022. This package includes 1st category tickets for the first eight operas which are spread over a 15 night period. BOOKING DEADLINE IS FRIDAY 25TH JUNE 2021.
We have developed our package to include a two night stay away from Leipzig so as to be able to enjoy some of the more far-flung delights of Saxony including the Lohengrin-Haus at Graupa and the beautifully restored Art Nouveau Synagogue at Görlitz on the far eastern border of Germany. In Leipzig we will stay for the first eight nights and final five nights at the 3* Adina ApartHotel located in the heart of the historic centre just five minutes walk from the opera house. We have chosen the Adina, as apart from having a swimming pool, the facilities are ideal for a longer stay. Each studio (approx 28 sq metres) has queen or twin beds, lounge area with sofa, fully equiped kitchen with fridge, stove & microwave, flat screen TV, individual air-conditioning, soundproofed windows and washing machine & dryer. Buffet breakfast is included each morning.
Leipzig oozes musical history at every turn. From its musical heritage of J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Clara & Robert Schumann, Mahler and of course Wagner to the mighty Gewandhaus Orchestra it is once again a city full of life, music and superb architecture. The miraculous transformation during the 1990s and early 21st century saw the restoration, cleaning and rebuilding of the heart of the city with smart shops, cafés, and a wide range of restaurants. The city has a wonderful array of museums, including the Fine Arts Museum in a spectacular new building, and many with musical association including the Mendelssohn Haus, Schumann Haus, Bach Haus & Archive and a fascinating Museum of Musical Instruments (with no less than 9000 musical instruments, historical recording media and special collections) house in the Grassi Museum.
Music Director Ulf Schirmer leads the Gewandhaus Orchestra and a line up of noted Wagnerian artists including: Markus Brück, Evelyn Herlitzius, Jennifer Holloway, Lise Lindstrom, Meagan Miller, Allison Oakes, Daniela Sindram, Manuela Uhl, Markus Eiche, René Pape, Iain Paterson, Andreas Schager, Elisabet Strid, Stefan Vinke, Klaus Florian Vogt and Michael Volle.
For our three days/two nights away from the city (27th - 30th) we will stay at the 4* Schloss Hotel Pillnitz which enjoys an idyllic location close to Dresden on the banks of the River Elbe.
The schedule of performances (shown below) also gives us some opportunities to explore a little further afield during the stay. As well as free time to explore Leipzig, we will include visits to Bad Lauchstädt & the Händel Haus Halle, Eisenach & the Wartburg, Weimar & the historic Luther city of Wittenberg. The performance schedule (all starting at 5pm) is as follows:
- 20 June Die Feen
- 21 June Das Liebesverbot
- 23 June Rienzi
- 25 June Der Fliegende Holländer
- 26 June Tannhäuser
- 30 June Lohengrin
- 01 July Tristan und Isolde
- 03 July Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
The deposit for this holiday (£2,000) includes the ticket subscription of £1,600 (which we have to release to Oper Leipzig immediately). In the event that you have to cancel Oper Leipzig will attempt to resell tickets from any waiting list but they cannot guarantee this.
Complete flight details will be available in late July and we will include flights with Lufthansa from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham via Munich to Leipzig.
You may prefer to fly from your local airport to Berlin and take the train from the new Brandenburg Airport (1 change) to Leipzig (which takes approx 90 minutes) or even travel by train from the UK. In either case you can take a deduction of £275 per person if you decide to make your own arrangements and meet at the hotel.
Balance payment will be due 30th March 2022.