Italian Opera in the Footsteps of Verdi and Puccini is a trip to Italy organized by Times Journeys and Fred Plotkin. The trip is now officially announced and there will be a “Webinar” on Dec 10 that a larger public will watch and take interest in. It starts in Venice on April 25 and ends in Milan on May 3.
Among the highlights are:
La Traviata at Teatro La Fenice in Venice
Fidelio conducted by Zubin Mehta at the Maggio Musicale in Florence
The opening night of a new production of Turandot at La Scala starring Nina Stemme
Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at La Scala playing the Bruckner 7th Symphony
A visit to Puccini’s birthplace in Lucca as well as his villa in Torre del Lago where he wrote most of his masterpieces
A visit to Verdi’s birthplace and villa near Parma
The possibility to attend the Milan Expo, which opens May 1
All information about the trip can be found by clicking here.