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Dame Malvina Major

Late summer Italian charm and style in beautiful places!

Madama Butterfly by Puccini at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. It is not hard to imagine 18th century Casanova and company masked and cloaked gliding to the opera in a gondola! We must experience La Traviata by Verdi in a Venetian Palazzo on the Grand Canal and Vivaldi’s music in his own city in a Concert by baroque specialists. How exciting as are visits to places of music and opera interest.

A truly unique experience and favourite place for Patricia’s Opera Tours is our 18th century Villa in Tuscany perfectly set amidst vines and olive groves. Maestro Wyn Davies and aspiring New Zealand opera singers (who study while we explore) entertain us in a Gala Concert on 2 October in the Villa's grand chandeliered Salone. We explore Tuscan gardens and villas, vineyards and villages. Invite your friends to attend the Concert.

Parma, a rich and charming provincial city and a great favourite with Patricia’s Opera Tours, is home of Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and top cuisine, and the heart of Verdi country.

The annual Verdi Festival opera season entices us with the grand operas Nabucco and I due Foscari in the stunning Teatro Regio. We visit the Maestro’s birthplace and villa where he composed his great works along with other places of opera interest including the Renata Tebaldi Museum and country house of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena. Our young singers will perform in a small town near Parma.

In Milan’s magnificent Teatro alla Scala, that great mecca for all opera lovers, see a performance of The Elixir of Love by Donizetti with foremost Italian tenor Vittorio

Grigolo. THIS IS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA 7/8 October.

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WHEN

23 September - 7 or 8 October 2019

Meet in Venice and end in Parma 7 October or Milan 8 October

COST

Upon request. Airfares not included

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
6 - 15 people

Greek Theatre, Mt Etna.

Romantic land of legend and hub of the Mediterranean. Follow the traces of Greek, Roman, Arabic, Norman, French and Spanish invaders over 2000 years as we cross the island tasting superb Sicilian wine and cuisine and visiting Siracusa, Piazza Armerina with its Roman mosaics, Agrigento’s Greek temples, Taormina’s Greek theatre with Mt Etna in the distance and much more.

Experience Sicilian country life with members of the Tasca family, producers of renowned Sicilian wine with optional classes at the famed Anna Tasca Lanza’s cooking school. Any operas or concerts to be advised. Be seduced by Sicily!

WHEN

12 – 22 or 24 October 2019

Meet in Palermo and end in Catania

COST

Upon request.

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
6 - 15 people
 

Customised Tours

Sphinx, Aida, Verona

Patricia knows her way around the opera houses of Europe and can get your tickets and book your hotels.  She can design your own tour and give many helpful suggestions drawing on her expertise of many years travel.

Happy individual travellers recently visited Verona, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Prague.

What about Verona? You must go to this famous opera festival at least once in your life!

Verona 2019 Festival

Spectacular well-loved operas under the stars in the great Arena of Verona, the biggest open air theatre in the world where magnificentoperas have taken place since 1913. Explore this elegant city where Maria Callas made her Italy debut.

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WHEN

Choose your dates between 21 June and 7 September 2019

COST

Upon request.

Contact Patricia for more information.