Germany’s dramatic history and rich cultural inheritance provide the subjects for some of our 2019 and 2020 itineraries.
In Dresden, Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle takes centre stage at the Semperoper. Willy Decker’s celebrated production is being revived, and we will be there for all four operas – with plenty of time in between to explore this resurgent, energetic city, and also pay a visit to Bayreuth.
We are delighted to announce two departures to the Oberammergau Passion Play in June 2020. Performed once a decade, this extraordinary event sits halfway between high art and religious ritual – and links the audience directly with the pain, hope and determination of that first cast of actors in 1634. The trip also includes two nights in Munich, with architectural historian Tom Abbott providing insight and commentary throughout. Early booking for Oberammergau is particularly recommended.