Friends of Opera - Friends of Buxton Festival

Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig

Thursday 14 - Monday 18 December 2017

Leipzig is the ideal place for a pre-Christmas break. You will hear Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in the Thomaskirche, where he was cantor for the last 27 years of his life. There will be 2 operas at Leipzig Opera House and plenty of free time to enjoy the Christmas Market with its wonderful atmosphere and lots of glühwein to keep you warm.

We will attend two operas at Leipzig Opera House and the 
Christmas Oratorio at the Thomaskirche
 

 Verdi: Don Carlo
Director Jakob Peters Messer, Conductor Anthony Bramall, Gewandhaus Orchestra
Cast includes: Gal James, Kathrin Göring, Magdelena Hinterdobler, 
Gaston Rivero, Sejong Chang

Richard Strauss: Salome
Director Aron Stiehl, Conductor Ulf Schirmer, Gewandhaus Orchestra
Cast includes: Elisabet Strid, Karin Lovelius, Sandra Maxheimer, 
Sandra Fechner, Tuomas Pursio, Kyungho Kim
 
Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Conductor Gotthold Schwarz, Thomaskirche Choir, Gewandhaus Orchestra
Cast includes: Elisabeth Breuer, Lisa Rothländer, Nicole Pieper, 
Georg Poplutz, Andreas Weller, Klaus Mertens
 
We will be staying in the 4* Radisson Hotel on Augustusplatz, very close to the Opera House.
There will be a guided tour of Leipzig followed by lunch in the famous Auerbachskeller.

Flights

London Heathrow - Leipzig
14 Dec Lufthansa LH907/ LH160 dep.13.30 arr.18.05 via Frankfurt
18 Dec LH163/ LH916 dep.14.40 arr.17.45 via Frankfurt 

Manchester - Leipzig
14 Dec Lufthansa LH943/ LH160 dep.12.35 arr.18.05 via Frankfurt
18 Dec LH163/ LH946 dep.14.40 arr.17.20 via Frankfurt 
Cost per person: £1775 (based on 2 people sharing) Single room supplement £150

The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Flights from Manchester or London to Leipzig via Frankfurt
  • Tickets to 3 performances
  • 4 nights b&b in 4* hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Guided tour
  • 2 meals with wine
  • Services of tour escort
Travel insurance is not included

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

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