The San Francisco Opera Productions:

Ernani by Giuseppe Verdi
Verdi’s rarely performedErnani is a thrilling operatic discovery, an adventurous tale of love and resistance in a time of political oppression.In 16th-century Spain, Ernani is a deposed nobleman living on the run as a bandit.When two powerful men seek to make a prize of his lover, Ernani hatches a plot to rescue her – and free the country in the process.But in a world where tradition and loyalty rule, can an outlawed love win?
The cast includes Russell Thomas (Ernani), Michelle Bradley (Elvira), Simone Piazzola (Don Carlo) and Christian Van Horn (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva).
Conducted by James Gaffigan.

Partenope by George Frideric Handel
Complete with an elegant heroine, misbehaving men, pure romance and good old-fashioned cross-dressing, Partenope is a romantic comedy about what happens when the battle of the sexes stops being conventional and starts getting surreal.

The cast includes Louise Alder (Partenope), Daniela Mack (Rosmira), Franco Fagioli (Arsace), Jakub Józef Orliński (Armindo), Alek Shrader (Emilio) and Hadleigh Adams (Ormonte).
Conducted by Christopher Moulds.

The Revolution of Steve Jobs with music by Mason Bates and libretto by Mark Campbell
With “one device”, Steve Jobs indisputably changed our world.Yet as he tried to make the world more connected, he struggled to truly connect with the people in his own life – his friends, business partners and family.Behind all the disruption and the drive for perfection, what did it all mean?
Cast includes Edward Parks (Steve Jobs), Sasha Cooke (Laurene Powell Jobs), Garrett Sorenson (Steve Wozniak) and Wei Wu (Kōbun Chino Otogawa).
Conducted by Michael Christie.
2019 Grammy Award winner!

Tour Includes

  • Return excursion airfare to San Francisco
  • Airport transfers in San Francisco
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Handlery Union Square Hotel including baggage handling and tax
  • Tour reception
  • Three opera tickets (Dress Circle seating)
  • One symphony ticket
  • Bus transfer from the Opera House to the hotel after each performance
  • Vancouver Opera Guild Tour Director
  • $150 donation to the Vancouver Opera Guild ($200 for non-members)

Tour Does Not Include

  • Airport taxes and GST of approx. $140
  • Meals in San Francisco, and other items of a personal nature

Thu. June 25:Vancouver - San Francisco

Morning flight with Air Canada to San Francisco and transfer to the Handlery Union Square Hotel.
4:00 p.m. reception at the hotel.
7:30 p.m. performance of The Revolution of Steve Jobs at the War Memorial Opera House.

Fri. June 26:San Francisco
7:30 p.m. performance of Ernani at the War Memorial Opera House.

Sat. June 27:San Francisco
7:30 p.m. performance of Partenope at the War Memorial Opera House.

Sun. June 28:San Francisco - Vancouver
Transfer to the airport for your late afternoon flight with Air Canada to Vancouver.

Guild Members:Cdn. $2,135 per person based on sharing twin accommodation.
Non-Guild Members:Cdn. $2,185 per person based on sharing twin accommodation.
Single supplement:$630.

A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking with balance due by May 13th. For bookings made after May 13th, full payment is required at time of booking.

The deposit of $500 is non-refundable from date paid.For cancellations received after May 13th, any refund is subject to the amount actually recovered from the suppliers.

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 59 years, the premium is $160.00
  • From 60 to 64 years, the premium is $186
  • From 65 - 69 the premium is $204 and
  • From 70 – 74 the premium is $221.00.
  • 75 and over - please call for details.

Premiums are higher for those paying a single supplement.
Some exclusions for pre-existing conditions do apply. Please ask for details.

Tour costs are based on Dress Circle tickets for the three operas. Great Expeditions is not responsible for last minute changes in the opera and symphony programs nor to the performers.

Prices quoted are in Canadian dollars based on a full tour, and airfares and foreign exchange rates in effect at time of printing (September 2019).We reserve the right to adjust the tour cost if there are exceptional price changes beyond our control.

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