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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
Londres 28
Arrangement from Wednesday 24 to Sunday 28 April 2024, 4 nights 
Lucia di Lammermoor - G. Donizetti
In Gaetano Donizetti’s (1797-1848) three-act bel canto opera "Lucia di Lammermoor", a bloodthirsty family feud marked by revenge as a dark plot is contrasted with sophisticated coloratura arias full of fragile beauty. The most famous aria and at the same time the climax of the work is the so-called aria "Il dolce suono" from the "mad scene": here Lucia, who shortly before stabbed her newly-wedded husband to free herself from the marriage fraudulently arranged by her brother, fantasizes about giving herself up in thoughts of her true love Edgardo - the family’s archrival. Donizetti composed "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 1835 in only a few weeks. The Italian composer used the libretto of Salvadore Cammarano based on the novel "The Bride of Lammermoor" by Walter Scott as the model for the opera, which was premiered at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The opera premiere was a great success and four years later a French version was to be premiered in Paris. Lucia di Lammermoor is still one of Donizetti’s most popular stage works. Recent stars in the role of Lucia include Diana Damrau, Anna Netrebko, Pretty Yende and Lisette Oropesa.
Lucia di Lammermoor - G. Donizetti, the 25
Giacomo Sagripanti - Katie Mitchell
Liv Redpath, Dimitri Korchak, Artur Rucinski, In-Sung Sim
Royal Opera House
Carmen - G. Bizet
Carmen is undoubtedly one of the most popular and most performed operas in the world. Its premiere in 1875 at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, however, was only a moderate success: The outrageous new realism, the brutality and vehemence in the actors’ actions, and not least the shady milieu, overwhelmed the conventional Parisian audience, which was stuck in old patterns of thought. The opera is set around 1820 in Seville, Andalusia, and is based on the novella of the same name by Prosper Merimée. The libretto was co-produced by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy (nephew of composer Jacques Fromental Halévy and also cousin of Georges Bizet’s wife). Shortly after its premiere, Carmen began its triumphal march across the world via Vienna and the rest of Europe, a triumph that continues to this day. The theme and plot of this opera inspired numerous artists to create independent works, and various (opera and dance) films as well as ballets were made. Georges Bizet (1838-1875), however, unfortunately did not live to see the triumph of his sensual and passionate masterpiece. Exactly three months to the day after the first performance, he succumbed to a fatal heart attack at the age of only 36.
Carmen - G. Bizet, the 26, nouvelle production
Antonello Manacorda - Damiano Michieletto
Aigul Akhmetshina, Liana Aleksanyan,
Piotr Beczala
Born in 1966 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland, tenor Piotr Beczała’s elegant, yet powerful vocal delivery has thrilled audiences on opera and concert stages around the world. His engagements have taken the opera singer to all the major houses, including Berlin, Munich, Milan, New York, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich. In the summer of 2018, after only a few weeks of rehearsals, Beczała made his acclaimed debut on the Green Hill at the Bayreuth Festival, where he took over at short notice for Roberto Alagna in the role of Lohengrin. Beczała’s extensive repertoire continues to include the title roles in the operas Werther, Roméo et Juliette, Faust and Les Contes d’Hoffmanns, as well as the roles of Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème), Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood (Lucia di Lammermoor), Lenski (Eugene Onegin), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Alfredo (La traviata). Beczała is one of the leading tenors of our time, performing alongside renowned top orchestras, conductors and notable stage partners, including Placido Domingo, Sir Elliott Gardiner, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Diana Damrau as well as Anna Netrebko.
Piotr Beczala, Kostas Smoriginas
Royal Opera House
Le Lac des cygnes - P. I. Tchaïkovski
Who doesn’t immediately have the "Dance of the Four Little Swans" in their mind’s eye when they think of the subject of ballet? Or the touching pas de deux of the swan princess Odette and her prince Siegfried? Hardly any other work has had such a strong influence on ballet history up to the present day as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s "Swan Lake". Yet the reaction to the premiere at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater in 1877 was rather muted: the music too symphonic, but above all the choreography rather bland. The triumphant success of "Swan Lake" did not begin until 1895, when the choreographers Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov revised the ballet and staged it at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg - Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) had already died. The choreography around the innocent white swan princess Odette, her seductive counterpart Odile in the form of the black swan and Siegfried searching for his great love is still considered the basis for all productions today.
Le Lac des cygnes - P. I. Tchaïkovski, the 27, ballet
Martin Georgiev
Royal Opera House
Tour price Londres 28 from
Price per person in double room
3 420 €
2 900 €
Please contact us for individual supplement.
The tour price per person includes
Double room accommodation including breakfast.
Very good show seats.
Repatriation assistance (for residents of western Europe only).
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On request, we can also offer you a higher category of room or accommodation at The Savoy *****.

Transfers, car rental, entry tickets for museums and exhibitions, as well as a large choice of shows can be reserved as a supplement. A private guided discovery tour of the city can also be added.

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