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Opera in Paris with Anna Netrebko: 26 April 2020
|4 days and 3 nights|
Adriana Lecouvreue in Paris
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Flight and tour timings are subject to change.
Day 1 – Sunday 26 April 2020
Your tour will start with a morning flight to Paris. Flying with Aer Lingus, flight departs Dublin at 09:50
and arrives into Paris airport at 12:35. (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion)
On arrival in Paris, meet your local guide for private coach transfer to the 4* Mercure Paris
Montmarte Sacre Coeur Hotel where you are booked for three-nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
The Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur is located in the district of Montmartre district of Paris. A buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel. The hotel’s bar “L’Atelier” serves snacks and drinks. The Mercure Paris Montmartre Sacré Coeur is within walking distance of the stunning sights of the Montmartre district and is just 1.2 km from the Sacré Coeur and a short walk from the famous Montmartre Cemetery. The nearest Metro stop is Place de Clichy, 240 m away and provides direct access to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées.
Enjoy lunch in the hotel on arrival and afterwards you have the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Perhaps try dinner in your hotel or sample one of Paris’s many wonderful restaurants.
Day 2 – Monday 27 April 2020
This morning, meet your local guide and fellow travellers for your ‘Highlights of Paris’ city tour. See L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées, the River Seine and learn all about Paris’s historic landmarks.
The afternoon is at your leisure so you can spend the remainder of the afternoon as you wish. Perhaps visit some of Paris’ iconic shops, museums or simply relax on the Champs Élysées and watch the world go by.
In the evening, pre-opera dinner (two-course) will be served in a local Parisian restaurant. After dinner, transfer to the Opera Bastille for the evening performance of Adriana Lecouvreue (opening night) with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov.
Please note that artist can change at the venues discretion.
Venue: Opera Bastille
Start time: 19:30 (opening night)
Length: 3h25 with 2 intervals
Category 2 tickets
According to legend, Adrienne Lecouvreur’s untimely demise was caused by a bouquet of poisoned flowers sent by her rival. The woman who revolutionised tragic declamation and was so admired by Voltaire, died at the age of thirty-eight. Consummate theatrical artistry, passionate love and a mysterious death… that was enough to prompt Eugène Scribe to take up her life story and write a drama later set to music by Francesco Cilea. A triumph! The composer produced an opera of great refinement which would never again leave the operatic stage, in the image of the tragic actress who continued to grace the boards until her dying breath.
Adriana Lecouvreur: Anna Netrebko
Maurizio, Conte di Sassonia: Yusif Eyvazov
La Principessa di Bouillon: Ekaterina Semenchuk
Il Principe di Bouillon: Sava Vemić
Michonnet: Željko Lučić
L'Abate di Chazeuil: Rodolphe Briand
Quinault: Christophe Gay
Poisson: Julien Dran
Madamigella Jouvenot: Sofija Petrovic
Madamigella Dangeville: Farrah El Dibany
Un Maggiordomo: Vadim Artamonov
Schedule and cast can be subject to changes
At the end of the evening, coach transfer back to your hotel.
Day 3 – Tuesday 28 April 2020
This morning, visit the impressive Musée d'Orsay, known for its Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and art nouveau works from 1848 to 1914.
Housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station and located on the banks of the Seine River, the Musée d'Orsay is a must-visit for those interested in art. Immerse youself in the works of Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and other masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Works of note in the Musée d'Orsay include Degas' The Ballet Class and Van Gogh's Starry Night.
Remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent sightseeing.
Day 4 – Wednesday 29 April 2020
This morning, we take a walk around the Ile de la Cité and visit the Saint-Chapelle.
A short walk from Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sainte-Chapelle chapel is a jewel of Gothic art. It was built in the 12th century, upon the order of King Saint-Louis, to house Christ’s Crown of Thorns, now held at Notre-Dame. The upper chapel of the monument is covered in 600 m² of stained-glass windows, of which two thirds are authentic. It’s one of the most complete and remarkable sets of stained glass of this era.
A departure lunch will be held at a local French bistro and afterwards, transfer to airport for return flight. Flight departs Paris at 17:00 and arrives Dublin 17:40 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion)
• Return scheduled flight from Dublin, taxes
• Three nights in the four-star Mercure Paris Montmarte with breakfast
• Welcome lunch in a typical Parisian restaurant
• Highlights of Paris sightseeing tour by coach
• Guided tour of the Musee d’Orsay, internationally renowned for its rich collection of Impressionist art
• Pre-opera dinner
• Adriana Lecouvreur at the Opera Bastille (opening night) – category 2 tickets
• Walking tour of Ile de la Cité with visit of Saint-Chapelle.
• Departure lunch in a French Bistro
• Private transfers and guide according to the programme
Price does not include
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