• La Fenice, Venice
    Three operas at La FeniceVerdi: La traviata Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro Puccini: Madame Butterfly   ...
    Read More 14 - 18 September 2017
  • Callino Festival at Dartington
    After a huge success in 2016, we are holding this festival again in 2017 in the Great Hall at Dartington....
    Read More 18 - 22 September 2017
  • Bonn Beethovenfest with Richard Wigmore
    Every year between the end of August and the beginning of October, Beethoven’s native city of Bonn celebrates the Beethovenfest. International orchestras and soloists, major ensembles and promising yo...
    Read More 21 - 25 September 2017
  • Glyndebourne Touring Opera
    Two operas at Glyndebourne with a sightseeing trip to Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, and a wine-tasting dinner at the English Wine Centre. ...
    Read More 17 - 20 October 2017
  • Opera in Prague
    3 operas in the fascinating city of Prague including a celebratory performance of Don Giovanniin Prague's Estates Theatre to mark the opera's 230th anniversary....
    Read More 26 - 30 October 2017

Welcome to our 2017 holidays

Welcome to our 2017 holidays, which we hope you enjoy reading about.
We have put together an interesting and varied programme, starting with a New Year’s party at Gregynog in Wales. Also in January we have another first to the Valletta Baroque Festival, Malta.  Our “With Richard Wigmore” series starts with Bath Bachfest and will include Schubertiade en Bugey and Bonn Beethovenfest. We will be holding our own chamber music festivals again this year including our “flagship festival” Music in a French Village in Cucugnan, South of France, where we are honoured to have the Aronowitz Ensemble (Tom Poster, Magnus and Guy Johnston, Tom Hankey and others) and the wonderful South African Baritone Njabulo Madlala.
John, Helen or Richard will accompany the groups to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. We normally have some sightseeing with well chosen local guides but this varies according to where we are. Some holidays are quite busy, others are very relaxed, and of course nothing on the schedule is compulsory! It is our policy to give guests plenty of free time. 
Although the holiday arrangements are made by us, we work in association with Specialised Travel Limited and are fully covered by its membership of ABTA and ATOL. 

We hope you will join us!

With best wishes,
    John, Helen and Richard Whibley, 
Catherine Hart, Jo Orme, and Sarah Hussell.

Featured Holidays

Glyndebourne Opera in Canterbury
Glyndebourne Opera in Canterbury : 31 October - 3 November 2017

Two Operas by the Glyndebourne Touring company at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury....

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Wexford Festival Opera
Wexford Festival Opera : 2 - 6 November 2017

  On the South-West coast of Ireland, Wexford holds this unique festival in the recently restored National Opera House of Ireland.Wexford has always staged operas which are rarely heard elsewhere. 2017 is no exception. ...

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Bath Mozartfest
Bath Mozartfest : 14 - 19 November 2017

Bath is such a beautiful city one hardly needs the excuse of a music festival to visit it.  ...

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Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig
Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig : 14 - 18 December 2017

Leipzig is the ideal place for a pre-Christmas weekend break. You can hear Bach's Christmas Oratorio in the Thomaskirche, where he was cantor for the last 27 years of his life. There will be plenty of free time to enjoy the famous Christmas Market with its wonderful atmosphere and lots of glühwein t...

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La Fenice, Venice
La Fenice, Venice : 14 - 18 September 2017

Three operas at La FeniceVerdi: La traviata Rossini: L'occasione fa il ladro Puccini: Madame Butterfly   ...

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Friends of Opera

Friends of Buxton Festival
Welsh National Opera in Cardiff : 12 - 15 October 2017

A visit to Cardiff's Millenium Centre for the WNO "Russian Programme"commemorating the 1917 revolution....

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Friends of Welsh National Opera
Glyndebourne Touring Opera : 24 - 27 October 2017

Three Operas at Glyndebourne...

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Friends and Patrons of Scottish Opera
Opera in Prague : 26 - 31 October 2017

Mozart conducted the first performance of Don Giovanni in Prague’s Estates Theatre on the 29th October 1787. Plácido Domingo will conduct the opera in the same theatre to celebrate its 230th anniversary.  We will also attend 2 operas in the...

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