Tour Price:
Guild Members: Cdn. $3,680 PP Twin share
Non-Guild Members: Cdn. $3,730 PP Twin share
Single Sup: $1,510

New York Metropolitan Opera

  April 7-14, 2017   Length: 8 days
  The Vancouver Opera Guild invites you to join its exciting spring tour to New York featuring five productions at the Metropolitan Opera with excellent seating in the Grand Tier Balance section and non-stop flights with Air Canada.

Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven’s only opera – an ode to freedom, justice, and the human spirit – returns to the Met with a fine cast. Adrianne Pieczonka is Leonore, who, disguised as Fidelio, courageously fights for her husband Florestan’s freedom. Klaus Florian Vogt is Florestan, Greer Grimsley is Don Pizarro, and Falk Struckmann is Rocco. Sebastian Weigle conducts.

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi
The Met’s monumental staging is a dazzling backdrop for the star-crossed love story set amid the clash of ancient empires. Soprano Krassimira Stoyanova appears in the title role, the slave girl Aida, who is secretly a princess. Violeta Urmana is the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Riccardo Massi is the hero Radamès, caught between them. Daniele Rustioni conducts.

La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Carmen Giannattasio sings one of opera’s most beloved heroines, the tragic courtesan Violetta, opposite Atalla Ayan as her lover, Alfredo, and the great Plácido Domingo as Germont. Nicola Luisotti conducts.

Eugene Onegin by Peter Tchaikovsky
Tchaikovsky’s setting of Pushkin’s timeless verse novel is presented on the Met stage in Deborah Warner’s moving production, starring Anna Netrebko and Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Tatiana and Onegin. Alexey Dolgov sings the role of Lenski, and Robin Ticciati conducts.

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
The dream cast of Renée Fleming as the Marschallin and Elīna Garanča as Octavian star in Strauss’s grandest opera. In his new production, Robert Carsen, the director behind the Met’s recent Falstaff, places the action at the end of the Habsburg Empire, underscoring the opera’s subtext of class and conflict against a rich backdrop of gilt and red damask, in a staging that also stars Gűnther Groissbȍck as Baron Ochs. Music Director James Levine conducts the sparklingly perfect score.

Tour Includes: 
  • Return airfare Vancouver to New York 
  • Airport transfers in New York 
  • 7 nights accommodation at the Holiday Inn Midtown, baggage handling and hotel tax 
  • Welcome reception 
  • Five opera tickets (Grand Tier Balance) 
  • Vancouver Opera Guild Tour Director 
  • $150 donation to the Vancouver Opera Guild ($200 for non-members)
  • Not Included: 
  • Airport taxes and GST of approx. $145
  • Meals in New York and other items of a personal nature
  • Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking with balance due by February 1. For bookings made after February 1, full payment is required at time of booking.
    Travel Insurance: Our comprehensive insurance package covers trip cancellation/interruption in the event of cancellation due to personal or family illness, excess hospital/ medical benefits, baggage and travel accident. For those under 61 years, the premium is $217.00. From 61 to 65 years, the premium is $263.00. From 66 - 70 the premium is $331.00, from 71 -76 $388.00 and for those 77+ the premium is $737.00. Premiums are higher for those paying a single supplement. Some exclusions for pre-existing conditions do apply. Please ask for details.
    Cancellation: The deposit of $500 is non-refundable from date paid. For cancellations received after February 1, any refund is subject to the amount actually recovered from the suppliers.
    Additional Comments: Seating at the Met is requested in the Grand Tier Balance section for the five opera performances. Great Expeditions is not responsible for last minute changes in the opera program nor to the performers.
      All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and may be subject to change. Great Expeditions reserves the right to make changes in itinerary if it is deemed necessary.
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