As warmer weather approaches, it has us thinking of summer getaways, delicious food and the sounds of summer. It has Operatunity thinking about Mediterranean; Venice, Florence, Rome, Verona, and all the wonderful music history that comes with it.
During September and October 2018, lucky Operatunity travellers will explore the Mediterranean on our Italy Opera Tour with the wonderful Bonnie & Jess, as they take you on an experience of culture, fascinating history, and best of all, music.
While in Venice, travellers will see La Traviata at the Venetian Palace, presented by Musica a Palazzo. Musica a Palazzo, a cultural association of classical musicians, formed in 2005 and produce opera performances. Consisting of a string trio and a pianist, the group have performed all over the world, gaining many awards and much recognition in the operatic community. Their rendition of La Traviata won the Argus Angel Award for the best production at the 41st Brighton Festival.
Travellers will then detour to Tuscany from Florence and attend the Torre del Lago Puccini Festival, and see La Boheme. A story of an innocent love affair, Le Boheme will be held in an open-air theatre, near to the burial grounds of composer Giacomo Puccini.
The last stop on the Italy Opera Tour is in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juilet. While here, travellers will get to experience both Carmen, a tale of lust and jealousy, and Aida, a story of deep love and conflicts of the heart, at Arena di Verona. Verona Arena (English translation) was built in the first century and now holds 15,000 attendees. The first 20th Century opera performed at Arena di Verona was in fact Verdi’s Aida in 1913, so travellers will experience the same opera over just 100 years later!
If you love opera, culture, delectable food and history, the Italy Opera Tour will exceed your expectations! There are not many spaces left on this tour, so enquire or book today!