Easter in Leipzig

Wednesday 12 - Sunday 16 April 2017

.In 1723 J. S. Bach was appointed Cantor of the Thomaskirche where he stayed until his death 27 years later. During his first winter in Leipzig he wrote the St John Passion to be performed at Easter services. We will be hearing The St John Passion at the Thomaskirche and 2 operas at the Leipzig Opera

J.S Bach: St John Passion
Gewandhaus Orchestra  Thomaskirch Choir  Gotthold Schwarz director
Christina Landshamer soprano, Rebecca Martin alto, James Gilchrist and Wolfram Lattke tenors, Thomas Laske and Krešimir Stražanac basses
Leipzig Opera House
Wagner: Parsifal
Gewandhaus Orchestra   Leipzig Opera chorus  Ulf Schirmer conductor  
Cast includes: Thomas Mohr, Jürgen Kurth, Keith Boldt, Patrick Vogel, Kathrin Göring, Olena Tokar, Sandra Maxheimer, Sandra Janke
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro
Gewandhaus Orchestra   Leipzig Opera chorus   Matthias Foremny conductor  
Cast includes: Sejong Chang, Olena Tokar, Gabriela Schere, Sandra Janke, Karin Lovelius, Mathias Hausmann, Randall Jakobsh, Dan Karlström
We will be staying in the 4* Marriott Hotel in the centre of Leipzig.
There will be a guided tour of Leipzig
London Heathrow - Leipzig via Frankfurt
12 Apr Lufthansa LH907/160 dep.13.30 arr.17.45 16 Apr LH161/916 dep.11.05 arr.17.40

Manchester - Leipzig via Frankfurt
12 Apr Lufthansa LH943/160 dep.12.30 arr.17.45 16 Apr LH161/946 dep.11.05 arr.17.25

Cost per person: £1745 (based on 2 people sharing)

Single supplement in a double room: £145

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Return flight to Leipzig
  • All transfers
  • 4 nights bed and breakfast in the 4* Marriott Hotel
  • 2 meals in restaurants with wine
  • Admission to 3 performances
  • Guided tour of Leipzig
  • Services of tour escort, Richard Whibley
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (April 2017) but may be subject to change.

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