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TRAVEL FOR THE ARTS

www.travelforthearts.com +44 20 8799 8350 info@travelforthearts.com

SPRING, SUMMER & AUTUMN FESTIVALS 2019

OPERA, BALLET CLASSICAL MUSIC

HOLIDAYSNEW TOURS FOR 2019

ARTS & CULTURE IN MINSK

GARSINGTON OPERA & THE GETTY LIBRARY

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OPERA & ZARZUELA IN BILBAO

CHOPIN & BALLET IN WARSAW

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welcome to the world of

OPERA, DANCE, CLASSICAL MUSIC & ARTS HOLIDAYS

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Tel: 020 8799 8350 | Email: info@travelforthearts.com | www.travelforthearts.com

With over 30 years experience, Travel for the Arts understands what it takes to put together quality tours that offer unique and unforgettable experiences for opera, ballet and classical music lovers.

Once again, we have taken exceptional care in programming a number of specialized group tours that will enable you to visit countries old and new, whilst experiencing a choice of the best that the performing arts world has to offer. In this 2019 Spring, Summer and Autumn brochure you will find a wide range of destinations and musical moments that we hope will tempt you.

Holidays are a special time and here at Travel for the Arts we aspire to make yours one to remember!

CALENDAR OF TOURSDate Tour 15 20 Mar Czech Culture, Castles and Classical Music 61 6 May Omaggio a Palladio Festival 720 24 May Opera and Zarzuela in Bilbao 824 27 May Opera and Ballet in Riga 926 31 May Arts and Culture in Minsk 1030 May 2 Jun Blackwater Valley Opera Festival 113 7 Jun Cultural Feasts in Tallinn 127 11 Jun The Salzburg Whitsun Festival 1310 17 Jun Mountains, Museums and Music in Georgia 14 1514 17 Jun The Opra Royal at Versailles 1627 Jun 1 Jul Chopin and Ballet in Warsaw 1728 Jun 1 Jul Swiss Alps Classics Festival 186 13 Jul Opera in Historical Sofia and Plovdiv 1913 16 Jul 40th Anniversary at Buxton Festival Opera 2013 17 Jul Festivities in Aix-en-Provence 2113 17 Jul Verdi in Spain 2218 22 Jul Garsington Opera and the Getty Library 2320 24 Jul Bregenz Festival a unique opera stage 241 5 Aug Macerata Opera Festival 252 5 Aug A Celebration of Plcido Domingo in Verona 26 2717 21 Aug The Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro 2828 Aug 2 Sep The Salzburg Festival 2910 14 Sep Outstanding artists at the Enescu Festival 30

in Bucharest 2 6 Oct The Verdi Festival in Parma 31

TOURS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CARPENTER HOLIDAYS

21 25 Mar Printemps des Arts in Monte Carlo 32 3329 May 2 Jun Bergfrhling Festival in Ossiach 34 35

SPRING, SUMMER AND AUTUMN FESTIVALS 2019We have taken great care in selecting for you the following programme of opera, ballet and classical music taking place throughout the Spring, Summer and Autumn of 2019 in the UK, Europe and beyond.

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All tours mentioned in this brochure (as well as additional tours) are available to view online at www.travelforthearts.comMany of our holidays are filled very quickly after the brochure launch. Sometimes they are fully booked after appearing on our website or as advance information in our Newsletter, so we would encourage you to book early if you are interested in one of our group tours.

MAKE AN ENQUIRYYou can make an enquiry about one of our tours in three ways: Call us on 020 8799 8350 Email info@travelforthearts.com Visit our website www.travelforthearts.com and make

a booking enquiry by going into the tour and completing the Booking Enquiry Form.

If space is available on the tour of your choice you will be given a 7-day option.

COMPLETE A BOOKING FORMOnce you have your option, we require a completed booking form. This can be downloaded from our website http://www.travelforthearts.com/how-to-book/ When you return your booking form we require your deposit or full payment (see Late bookings). You must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions.

LATE BOOKINGS If you book within 8 weeks of departure, you will need to provide a credit/debit card number or send us a cheque for the full amount of the holiday.

BOOKING REFERENCEWhen you make an enquiry you will be given a booking reference. Please quote your booking reference on all subsequent correspondence.

MOBILITYPlease note that most tours involve walking tours of approximately 3 hours. If you have difficulty with mobility you may be asked to sit out some of the activities on the itinerary.

PERFORMANCE TICKETSAll performance tickets are subject to confirmation. This is due to the differences in the way opera houses administer their ticket sales and the limited availability of certain performances. We will inform you at the point of booking when we expect to receive confirmation of the performance tickets; in most cases this will be 12 weeks prior to departure, although this can vary depending on the destination.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTSFor all included performances we obtain best available tickets (as specified by the venue). However many of the older theatres in Europe have non-staggered rows, little rake, cramped legroom and sometimes poor sightlines. Please be assured that we do our best to request the best available tickets for all performances but that, on occasion, allowances might need to be made for the age and layout of the venue.

OPENING HOURSOur office hours are Monday Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm. We are closed on UK public holidays. There is an answerphone and we will return any out-of-hours telephone calls on the next working day if you leave your name and telephone number.

BOOKING DETAILS

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All information is available on our website www.travelforthearts.com. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure are financially protected by the ATOL scheme under ATOL no.2178. When you pay for a flight inclusive holiday you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

DIDO AND AENEAS BY FESTIVAL DAIX-EN-PROVENCE VINCENT PONTET

COVER IMAGE: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY BY ESTONIAN NATIONAL OPERA

Travel For The Arts 12-15 Hanger Green London W5 3EL UK Telephone: +44 20 8799 8350 Fax: +44 20 8998 7965 E-mail: info@travelforthearts.com www.travelforthearts.com

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EXPERTS IN CULTURAL TRAVELAll our tours are led by travel experts, and many of our tour managers are also professional musicians and music specialists. Below is a selection of the many people who work with us to ensure that you have the best experience possible.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTWe are delighted to be able to offer our single travellers the opportunity to book some of our tours with No Single Supplement. Please look out for this features in the introduction box of the relevant tour.

Simon Rees is a freelance writer, lecturer and translator. For 23 years he was dramaturg at Welsh National Opera.

Carol Savage is a professional concert and opera singer, with a degree in History of Art from London University.

Zita Stockwell has been leading our tours for over 25 years and is an expert on many destinations, particularly her native Budapest. She is a keen opera and concert attendee.

Raffaella Golinucci is a freelance professional Tour Manager and has worked in the music business for many years. She also often looks after well- known musicians.

Stephen Carpenter has planned and led several tours in association with us over the last three years and continues to offer tours to music festivals with his company, Carpenter Holidays.

Patrick Mylon will be familiar to many of our guests, having tour managed for over 10 years. He is a true opera fan, particularly of Wagner, and has attended more than 10 Ring Cycles.

David Waite is a professional Blue Badge Tourist Guide and also the Founder & Director of Guiding You Ltd, a tour guiding and training company.

Eva Gordon-Smith is a consultant, lecturer and Blue Badge Guide. She has been managing concert tours in a number of European countries for 25 years.

Joel Rubenstein Head of Tour Operations

Richard Savage C.E.O.

Pablo Basombrio Sales and

Reservations Manager

TRAVEL FOR THE ARTS TEAM

Mark Saunsbury la Carte

Reservations Manager

Vanessa Kyriacou Product Manager

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BROCHURE HIGHLIGHTS

A CELEBRATION OF PLCIDO DOMINGO IN VERONA2 5 August Tour code: VRN1Price from 1895 ppA special night is dedicated to Plcido Domingo who celebrates his Golden Anniversary at the Arena di Verona. There is also the option to hear this great artist conduct Bizets Carmen.

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THE ENESCU FESTIVAL IN BUCHAREST10 14 September Tour code: BUC1Price from 1835 ppSir Bryn Terfel, Leif Ove Andsnes, Gautier Capuon, Vasily Petrenko, Valery Gergiev and Maxim Vengerov are amongst the great names appearing at one of the largest classical music festivals in Europe.

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VIVA LA MAMMA BY THE THEATRE OF THE ESTATES PATRIK BORECK

BLACKWATER VALLEY OPERA FESTIVAL30 May 2 June Tour code: ORK1Price from 1575 ppThis is our first tour to Blackwater Valley Opera Festival near Cork and with a focus on Irish singers and music it