VENICE TO BARCELONA OPERA AND BALLET IN NORTHERN ITALY & SPAIN OCTOBER 2-18, 2019 TOUR LEADER: ROBERT GAY

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1 VENICE TO BARCELONA OPERA AND BALLET IN NORTHERN ITALY & SPAIN OCTOBER 2-18, 2019 TOUR LEADER: ROBERT GAY

2 VENICE TO BARCELONA OPERA AND BALLET IN NORTHERN ITALY & SPAIN Tour dates: October 2-18, 2019 Tour leader: Robert Gay Tour Price: $12,990 per person, twin share Single Supplement: $3,240 for sole use of double room Booking deposit: $500 per person Recommended airline: Emirates or Qatar Maximum places: 20 Itinerary: Venice (4 nights), Milan (4 nights), Madrid (4 nights), Barcelona (4 nights) Date published: January 31, 2019 Overview Academy Travel is proud to present this new 17-day program, offering performances of the highest calibre in four of Europe s great cultural centres: Venice, Milan, Madrid and Barcelona. As always, the itinerary is built around a program of outstanding musical performances, with nine performances at venues including the La Fenice and La Scala opera houses in Italy, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Teatro Real in Madrid. Italy and Spain are culturally rich countries with varied artistic, architectural and historic treasures. Aside from the performances, this tour offers the opportunity to explore the unique art and architecture of Venice, enjoy the vibrant modern city of Milan, see Spanish Masters at the Prado, and the modernista architecture of Barcelona. Guided visits and walks are led by local guides and free time is planned before each performance. Our journey takes us across northern Italy, beginning with four nights each in Venice and Milan attending the very best of Italian opera and visiting leading museums and galleries. We take an excursion to Bergamo, Donizetti s beautiful home town. En route from Venice to Milan we explore the terre di Verdi, where the composer was born and later returned. Flying to Spain, we then have four nights each in the most impressive cities on the Iberian Peninsula, Madrid and Barcelona, both brimming with galleries, palaces and historic buildings. Centrally located four-star hotels, many meals, tipping and best-available tickets to performances are all included. Walking tours and museum visits with an emphasis on music round out the program. Pre-performance talks will enhance your understanding and enjoyment. Please note The Teatro Real in Madrid and the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona do not release their programs for October 2019 until April In order to get the very best performance program possible, we may swap the order in which we visit these two cites. We will update you on changes as soon as they occur and publish a final itinerary in May If you are not satisfied with the final line-up of performances you may withdraw from the tour and receive a full refund of all monies paid. Your tour leader Enquiries and bookings For further information and to secure a place on this tour please contact Kathy Wardrop at Academy Travel on or (outside Sydney) or For over 30 years, Robert Gay has presented music history courses for the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Sydney. Over the same period, he has designed and escorted more than 80 musical and cultural tours to Europe and America. On tour, Robert will provide a thorough introduction to the performances you see, with detailed pre-performance talks and postperformance reviews. Robert s approach to music is multi-faceted. First and foremost, he links the music to the biographical, historical and social context in which it was created. Secondly, he explains in plain language technical aspects of the music how the composer communicates through sound. Finally, as a trained singer who attends dozens of performances each year, he offers great insight into the qualities of the performances you see on tour.

3 Performance Program Nine performances are included, in some of Italy and Spain s most celebrated music venues. The tour price includes the best available tickets to five operas, one ballet, one orchestral concert and one concert of chamber music. IN VENICE Puccini s Madama Butterfly at Teatro La Fenice Rossini s Il barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro La Fenice A recital of songs by Barbara Strozzi and Handel by the specialist ensemble La Venexiana in the lovely Apollonian Rooms of La Fenice IN MILAN Donizetti s delightful comic opera L elisir d amore at Teatro alla Scala, with stars Rosa Feola and Vittorio Grigolo Adam s Giselle, performed by the renowned La Scala Ballet Milan s Teatro alla Scala IN MADRID A performance at the Teatro Real, now regarded as one of Europe s finest opera houses both for its high musical standards and innovative productions. available April A concert by the Orquesta Nacional de España, Spain s leading orchestra IN BARCELONA Puccini s Turandot at the Gran Teatro del Liceo A performance at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, one of Barcelona s finest modernista-style buildings Italian operatic soprano, Rosa Feola Adam s Giselle, performed by the renowned La Scala Ballet

4 Detailed itinerary Included meals are shown with the symbols B, L and D. Tour start & finish time The tour starts on Wednesday October 2 at 7.00pm, in the lobby of the Hotel Al Codega Venice, where we will make our way to a local restaurant for a light dinner. The tour ends after breakfast on Friday October 18, at the H10 Urquinaona Plaza Barcelona. Above: looking along the Grand Canal to Santa Maria della Salute, Venice s greatest baroque church Below: The 200-year-old theatre, Teatro La Fenice, has survived against the odds, being burnt down twice in both 1836 and 1996; and Teatro La Fenice's colourful and unique production of Puccini s Madama Butterfly Wednesday October 2 Arrive Venice If you have booked your air travel through Academy Travel we will organise a water taxi transfer from Venice Airport to our hotel. Please note that hotel rooms may not be available until early afternoon. At 7.00pm, meet Robert Gay in the hotel lobby and walk to a nearby restaurant for a light dinner. Overnight Venice (D) Thursday October 3 Wagner in Venice Madama Butterfly This morning Robert Gay gives an overview of our three performances in Venice. We then visit the Palazzo Ca Vendramin Calergi, today the winter Casino of Venice. Richard Wagner rented the entire piano nobile of the palace in 1882 and died there in February We visit the small Wagner Museum in the palace before having our welcome lunch at an excellent local restaurant. The later afternoon is at leisure before we attend our opening performance at Venice s historic La Fenice opera house. This theatre, which was rebuilt after a malicious fire in 1996, has been at the heart of Italian musical life since it originally opened in 1792, and has seen many notable premieres and legendary performances in its time. La Fenice s production of Puccini s Madama Butterfly features sets and costumes by Japanese artist Mariko Mori. The operawire website described at as is a thrilling production and the perfect antidote for opera goers who chafe at the sentimentality often to be found in Puccini s works. Overnight Venice (B, L) Venue: Teatro La Fenice Program: Puccini s Madama Butterfly Performers: Vittoria Yeo (Cio-Cio-San), Manuela Custer (Suzuki), Stefano La Colla (Pinkerton), Luca Grassi (Sharpless), Daniele Callegari (conductor)

5 Friday October 4 The Venice Biennale The Barber of Seville Venice s renowned international art fair, the Biennale, is taking place during our visit. As well as viewing the extraordinary range of world-class contemporary art on display, many historic buildings that are normally closed to the public are open as exhibition spaces. With your two-day pass, you will be able to visit both the main pavilions at the biennale sites and the dozens of other special exhibitions located around the city. This evening we return to La Fenice for Rossini s timeless comedy. Overnight Venice (B) Venue: Teatro La Fenice Program: Rossini s Il barbiere di Siviglia Performers: Julian Kim (Figaro), Laura Polverelli (Rosina), Maxim Mironov (Count Almaviva), Francesco Ivan Ciampa (conductor) Saturday October 5 The Accademia La Venexiana This morning we walk to the Gallerie dell Accademia, Venice s principal museum of art, with works spanning the 14th to 18th centuries. The gallery documents the remarkable contribution that Venice has made to European painting over the centuries, with masterpieces by Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese, Canaletto and dozens of other masters. There will also be a special exhibition coinciding with the Biennale. This afternoon there are the options of further exploration of the Biennale or visiting the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio s monumental Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, containing superb paintings by Tintoretto. Taking the elevator to the bell tower of San Giorgio, one has fine views over the city and the lagoon. This evening we return to La Fenice for a special event. The early music specialist group La Venexiana performs songs by Barbara Strozzi and Handel in the delightful Apollonian Rooms of La Fenice, decorated in the 18th century. Overnight Venice (B) Above: Chiharu Shiota s fabulous Key in the Hand installation at the Japan Pavilion, a part of the 2015 Venice Biennale Below: Rossini's best-known opera The Barber of Seville, at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice Venue: Teatro La Fenice Program: Songs for soprano voice by Barbara Strozzi and GF Handel Performers: La Venexiana - Emanuela Galli and Monica Piccinini, sopranos; Davide Pozzi, harpsichord; Gabriele Palomba, theorbo and leader Sunday October 6 Verdi SITES Today we depart for Milan, visiting the town of Busseto, near Parma, where Verdi was born and spent much of his life. In the late morning, we visit the fine house-museum of Verdi s patron and father-in-law, Antonio Barezzi. Then in the afternoon, we

6 visit the composer s farmhouse-villa at Sant Agata, which he purchased after achieving world-wide fame. The house contains important artefacts and fine gardens. We arrive in Milan in the late afternoon, and there is dinner in our hotel. Overnight Milan (B, D) Above: a view from the third-level boxes of the Teatro alla Scala Below: Italian operatic tenor Vittorio Grigolo; and the renowned La Scala Ballet performing Adam s Giselle Monday October 7 Teatro alla scala The Elixir of love Milan has been a major cultural centre since the Renaissance, but it was in the 19th century that its opera house became the most famous in the world, with many important premieres taking place there. After our morning talk on this evening s performance, we visit the Casa di Riposo for retired musicians which Verdi considered his most important work. Verdi and his wife Giuseppina are buried there in a fine crypt below the chapel. We follow that with a visit to the splendid La Scala museum, adjacent to the opera house, to admire the fascinating collection of paintings of famous singers, posters, costumes, and design sketches. This evening we attend our first of two performances at La Scala, Donizetti s L elisir d amore. Written in 1832, the elegant score typifies the bel canto tradition. Its most famous aria, Una furtiva lagrima, will be sung by star tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who leads the fine cast. Overnight Milan (B) Venue: Teatro alla Scala Program: Donizetti s L elisir d amore Performers: Rosa Feola (Adina), Vittorio Grigolo (Nemorino), Ambrogio Maestri (Dulcamara), Michele Gamba (conductor) Tuesday October 8 Brera Gallery Giselle This morning we visit the Brera gallery, a world-class collection of Renaissance art with a distinctly northern Italian flavour, featuring works by Mantegna, Piero della Francesca, Giovanni and Gentile Bellini, Raphael, Titian and Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Rembrandt. Lunch is at the historic Biffi restaurant in the glass-ceilinged Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. For more than 100 years this restaurant has been the haunt of composers, singers and conductors, especially on opening nights. In the afternoon you might like to call in at the Museo del 1900, Milan s excellent museum of 20th century art. This evening we return to La Scala for Adam s much-loved ballet Giselle. La Scala s corps de ballet is one of the world s finest. The Australian Book Review described the production as dazzling, heartbreaking, and authentic in every measure when La Scala Ballet took Giselle to Brisbane in Overnight Milan (B, L) Venue: Teatro alla Scala Program: Adam s Giselle Performers: La Scala Ballet, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot (choreographers) and David Coleman (conductor)

7 Wednesday October 9 Donizetti s Bergamo Today we travel to the hills an hour north of Milan to visit the beautiful city of Bergamo, birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. It is a delightful place, which boasts an historic fortified Upper Town full of medieval and Renaissance buildings and squares. We visit the Donizetti Museum, as well as the church where he is buried, and the small but magnificent Colleoni Chapel. Return to Milan in the afternoon. If available, there may be an optional orchestral concert this evening. Overnight Milan (B) Thursday October 10 To Madrid Today we fly from Milan to Madrid, capital of Spain. (Please note that, unless additional luggage is purchased in advance, there will be a 23kg luggage limit on this flight). On arrival, we transfer to our hotel and take a short orientation walk before dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight Madrid (B, D) Friday October 11 The Prado Orquesta Nacional After a morning talk on this evening s performance, we visit Spain s premier art museum, the Prado. This gallery houses the collection assembled by the Spanish monarchs since the Renaissance, and is filled with countless masterpieces. Particularly noteworthy are the sensuously colourful works of Titian, Rubens, Velázquez and Goya. This evening we attend a performance by Madrid s leading orchestra, the Orquesta Nacional de España. Each season the orchestra works with leading European conductors and soloists. Overnight Madrid (B) Venue: Sala Sinfónica Madrid Program: to be announced April 2019 Performers: Orquesta Nacional de España Saturday October 12 Segovia Today we head out of Madrid, travelling to Segovia, a city whose history spans the Roman period, the Moorish occupation and the Catholic monarchy. We visit the Roman aqueduct, stroll through the historic centre of the city and tour the Alcazar, the medieval fortress which dominates the town. There is lunch at a fine local restaurant before returning to Madrid. Overnight Madrid (B, L) Above: view across Bergamo from the town s citadel; and the Sala Sinfónica, the main concert hall of the Auditorio Nacional de Música (National Auditorium of Music) in Madrid Below: Madrid s vast Prado musuem contains a wealth of art detail of Velázquez's masterpiece Las Meninas, Sunday October 13 A private collection Teatro Real After a morning talk to introduce this evening s performance, we visit the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, one of Europe s most important art museums. In public hands since 1993, the core of the collection has works spanning the 13th to 20th centuries

8 including Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Manet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Kandinsky, Picasso, Hopper and Rothko. This evening we attend a performance at the Teatro Real. Regarded as one of the most important cultural institutions in Spain, the Teatro Real reopened on 11 October 1997 and has become an internationally acclaimed opera house which showcases leading voices and state-of-the art productions. Overnight Madrid (B) Venue: Teatro Real Program: to be announced April 2019 Performers: Teatro Real Monday October 14 To Barcelona We depart Madrid for Barcelona this morning, taking the AVE train which enables us to travel the 600 kilometres journey in around three hours. We take an early evening stroll down to the waterfront where we have dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Barcelona. (B, D) Above: Degas' Swaying Dancer (Dancer in Green), , at the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Below: The Gran Teatre del Liceu, or simply Liceu in Catalan, was built in 1847 on La Rambla in Barcelona. The theatre has been home to many great Catalan performers and composers Tuesday October 15 Gaudi s sagrada familia TurandoT After a talk on this evening s performance, we have a guided visit to Gaudi s magnificent, and soon-to-be-finished, Sagrada Familia church with its breathtaking newly-installed stained glass. Afterwards, we visit Barcelona s famous Barri Gotic or Gothic Quarter with its labyrinth of winding medieval streets. This evening we attend a performance of Puccini s last opera Turandot at the Gran Teatre del Liceu on the Rambla. The Gran Teatre is the leading classical music venue of the prosperous Catalonia region, and hosts world-class opera and ballet productions and symphony concerts. Overnight Barcelona (B) Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu Program: Puccini s Turandot Performers: to be announced Wednesday October 16 Tarragona Today we have a full-day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Tarragona, situated on the Mediterranean coast about 100 kilometres SW of Barcelona. Probably beginning as a Phoenician colony, the city is one of Spain s oldest inhabited sites, but it is the impressive Roman remains, including walls, amphitheatre and aqueduct, which form the focus of our visit. We enjoy lunch in a local restaurant as well as free time to explore the city centre before returning to Barcelona in the late afternoon. Overnight Barcelona (B, L)

9 Thursday October 17 Art in Barcelona Palau de la Musica Catalana Barcelona is a major art city, home of internationally renowned artists such as Picasso and Miró, but also the cradle of Catalunyan art of the middle ages. Today we visit two fine museums on Montjuic, a hill overlooking the old city. Beginning at the Fundación Jean Miró, we continue on to the National Museum of Catalonian Art (MNAC) where we have a farewell lunch in the museum s restaurant before exploring the gallery s remarkable collection of Catalan art from the Romanesque to Art Nouveau. This evening we attend a performance at the Palau de la Musica Catalana. This jewel of modernista architecture was designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner who, along with Gaudí, was a key figure in Spain s artistic scene in the early 20th-century. The Palau s programs feature visiting orchestras and soloists, as well as local artists. Overnight Barcelona (B, L) Venue: Palau de la Musica Catalana Program: to be announced Performers: to be announced Friday October 18 Departure The tour ends after breakfast. If you have booked flights with Academy Travel, we will organise a transfer to Barcelona airport at a suitable time. Above: the vibrant stained-glass ceiling in the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona Below: Gaudí s famed La Sagrada Familía Hotels Hotels have been selected principally for their central location. All hotels are excellent four-star properties that are renovated palazzi. Venice, Hotel Al Codega (4 nights) Milan, Rosa Grand Milano (4 nights) Madrid, Iberostar Las Letras (4 nights) Barcelona, H10 Urquinaona Plaza (4 nights)

10 Tour Price The tour price is $12,990 per person, twin share (land content only). The supplement for a single room is $3,240 per person. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to secure a place on the tour. Final program and second deposit Once the full and final performance program is released in May 2019, you will be asked to pay a second deposit of $1,500 per person to cover the cost of tickets. At this point you will have a 14-day period to withdraw from the tour with a full refund of all monies paid (including initial deposit) if you do not find the itinerary or range of performances satisfactory. Tour Inclusions Included in the tour price Best available tickets to the performances listed One-way airfare from Milan to Madrid Fast train from Madrid to Barcelona Services of an Academy Travel tour leader throughout All accommodation in carefully selected hotels All breakfasts and selected lunches and dinners as indicated by (L) or (D) in the detailed itinerary Travel during the tour by private coach All entrance fees to sights mentioned in the itinerary Qualified local guides at selected sites Background talks and tour notes All tipping to local guides, drivers and restaurants Not included International air fares, taxes and surcharges (see below) Travel insurance Meals not mentioned in itinerary Expenses of a personal nature Air travel OPTIONS The tour price quoted is for land content only. For this tour we recommend Emirates or Qatar who offers flights into Venice and out of Barcelona from most Australian cities. Please contact us for further information on competitive economy, business and first-class airfares. Transfers between airport and hotel are included for all passengers booking their flights through Academy Travel. These may be group or individual transfers. Fitness Requirements of THIS tour GRADE TWO It is important both for you and for your fellow travellers that you are fit enough to be able to enjoy all the activities on this tour. To give you an indication of the level of physical fitness required to participate on our tours, we have given them a star grading. Academy Travel s tours tend to feature extended walking tours and site visits, which require greater fitness than coach touring. We ask you to carefully consider your ability to meet the physical demands of the tour. Participation criteria for this tour This Grade Two tour is designed for people who lead active lives and can comfortably participate in up to five hours of physical activity per day on most days, including longer walking tours, challenging archaeological sites, climbing stairs, embarking and disembarking trains and/or boats, and a more demanding tour schedule with one-night stops or several internal flights. You should be able to: keep up with the group at all times walk for 4-5 kilometres at a moderate pace with only short breaks stand for a reasonable length of time in galleries and museums tolerate uncomfortable climatic conditions such as cold, humidity and heat walk up and down slopes get on and off a large coach with steep stairs, train or boat unassisted, possibly with luggage move your luggage a short distance if required A note for older travellers If you are more than 80 years old, or have restricted mobility, it is highly likely that you will find this itinerary challenging. You will have to miss several activities and will not get the full value of the tour. Your booking will not be accepted until after you have contacted Academy Travel to discuss your situation and the exact physical requirements of this tour. While we will do our best to reasonably accommodate the physical needs of all group members, we reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding for you and/or if local conditions mean we cannot reasonably accommodate your condition. Enquiries & bookings For further information and to secure a place on this tour please contact Kathy Wardrop at Academy Travel on or (outside Sydney) or

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