08 Feb 2016
Arias and elephants, grand scale, grand opera – everything about the Arena di Verona speaks of spectacle and exuberant excess. The 2016 season provides a particularly special occasion, reviving the vast 1913 production than inaugurated the Arena as an operatic landmark.
24 Jan 2016
Vienna – a city of many aspects, but above all, a city of music. Its musical history reflects the spectrum of attitudes and endeavors that have shaped the city – a history encapsulated by the story of the Theater an der Wien.
21 Jan 2016
Salzburg is known by music-lovers as the birthplace of Mozart and, more recently, the setting for the film “The Sound of Music”. Situated on the Salzach River between scenic plains to the North, and rugged mountains to the South, Salzburg outdoors is every bit as breathtaking as its cultural and musical offerings.
13 Jan 2016
Giacomo Puccini takes his audiences on their own grand tour, offering the armchair traveller - and those brave enough to venture further afield - the chance to indulge in a little escapism through music, visiting Rome, Old Peking, Nagasaki, New Orleans, Florence, and Paris.
04 Jan 2016
In the three decades following the WWII destruction of all of its main musical venues, the city of Berlin focused on the reconstruction and restoration of these important cultural centers. In some cases, you see faithful reproductions of past architecture, while in others you see striking modernist departures.
27 Dec 2015
We would like to plead for a kinder, gentler way to experience the remarkable array of buildings produced throughout history in the name of religion. A concert in a church is an ideal way to relieve your tourist angst, and steer clear of the “been there, done that, took a selfie” mentality.
13 Nov 2015
The stage of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma plays host to many stories that would be just as at home on the streets of the Eternal City.
03 Nov 2015
How do you choose from the thousands of things to do in Paris? The City of Lights is also the unofficial City of Music, so put these world-famous classical music venues on your itinerary.