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Opera Escorted Tour in Puglia, Italy: Teatro Petruzzelli 2020

January to December 2020

4 Days, 3 Nights,
Opera Ticket,
2 Dinners, Lunch, Wine Tasting,
2 Guided Visits,
All Transfers by Private Coach,
Travel Insurance, Local Tour Leader,
Small Group 2 to 8 Guests.

1000 €
per person
Periods

Description

 If you walk in Bari city centre, it is impossible not to see a great monument that the Barisian are proud of: Teatro Petruzzelli, the fourth Italian Opera House! A late 19th century theatre, with more then 2000 seats. After the reconstruction due to a disastrous fire, this culture institution is demonstrating a fantastic re-birth with more and more successful performances. I think it can be an original opportunity to visit Puglia and experience one of outstanding scheduled performances in this incredible cultural jewellery! Attending an Opera, Ballet or Orchestra Concert here will leave you a wonderful memory of this piece of Italy. During this travel, you will enjoy also other monumental old towns and of course the well-known local cuisine and wine!

My name is Piero, I organize and leads this special journey in my region: Puglia, Italy!

You can choose your performance and your arrival date, IDILLIO D'ARTE will do the rest!

 

Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) | Melodrama: Opera in three acts | Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Antonio Somma | Conductor GIAMPAOLO BISANTI
2020: January 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31; February 1

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor JOHN AXELROD | Music by Dmitrij Šostakovič, Béla Bartók, Sergej Prokof'ev, Leonard Bernstein
2020: February 16

Adriana Lecouvreur | Melodrama: Opera in four acts | Music by Francesco Cilea | Libretto by Arturo Colautti | Conductor JORDI BERNÀCER
Opera inspired from 1850 "Adrienne Lecouvreur" by Eugéne Scribe and Ernest-Wilfrid Legouvé
2020: March 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor GIAMPAOLO BISANTI | Music by Camille Saint-Saëns, Hector Berlioz
2020: March 14

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor WAYNE MARSHALL | Music by Leonard Bernstein
2020: March 19

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor NIKOLAS NÄGELE | Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Jean Sibelius
2020: March 31

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor JORDI BERNÀCER | Music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Karol Szymanowski, Johannes Brahms
2020: April 4

Tristan und Isolde | Drama: Opera in three acts | Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner | Conductor MARC PIOLLET
2020: April 28, 29, 30; May 2, 3, 5, 6

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor FABIO BIONDI | Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2020: June 6

AIDA | Melodrama: Opera in four acts | Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni | Conductor RENATO PALUMBO
2020: June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30; July 1, 2, 3, 4

L'Elisir d'Amore | Melodrama: Opera in two acts | Music by Gaetano Donizzetti | Libretto by Felice Romani | Conductor MICHELE SPOTTI
2020: September 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor FABIO MASTRANGELO | Music by Sergej Rachmaninov
2020: September 24

Falstaff | Lyric Comedy: Opera in three acts | Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Arrigo Boito adapted from Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV | Conductor RENATO PALUMBO
2020: October 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Il Gallo d'Oro | Fantasy Opera in two acts | Music by Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov | Libretto by Vladimir Bel'skij | Conductor VALERY KIRYANOV
2020: October 30, 31; November 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Lucrezia Borgia by Giuliano Paparini with ELEONORA ABBAGNATO | Ballet | Director Giuliano Peparini
2020: November 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

Orchestra of Teatro Petruzzelli | Conductor PINCHAS STEINBERG | Music by Ildebrando Pizzetti, Ludwig van Beethoven
2020: December 1

Turandot | Drama: Opera in three acts | Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Giuseppe Adami e Renato Simoni | Conductor GIAMPAOLO BISANTI
2020: December 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29

 

(for further details: www.fondazionepetruzzelli.it)

 

Places: Polignano a Mare, Conversano, Bari, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Monopoli – Puglia, Italy

Itinerary

First Day – We will meet at your arrival place and travel to the Hotel; in the afternoon I will introduce you the itinerary and collect your requests; afterwards we will drive to Polignano a Mare and have a walk through the old centre, which is perched atop a twenty meters high limestone cliff above crystal clear water, from here you will enjoy one of the most enchanting view in Italy; then we will descent to Lama Monachile for a first impression about the erosion made by temporary water flows; this place is also our beach where we swim all over the year! We will conclude this first day by a pizza in the pedestrian area. Return to Hotel.

Second Day – An Apulian town that I like really a lot is surely Conversano, not only for its monuments, but also for its mediaeval stories; a guided walk through its marvellous alleyways, will reveal an old centre composed by white stones, stories and legends, where the coexistence of Lords, Abbesses and Bishops was never easy. See what remains of an important heritage: the Castle, the Monastery and the Cathedral; the guide will also narrate facts and tales related to those places... Afterwards you will have some hours of relax before to drive to Bari for your Opera Evening! An aperitif to an elegant bar on the theatre site will precede you entrance in the elegant and eternal Petruzzelli Theatre, where you will take one of the first balcony seats (gradinata 3° ordine). Return to the Hotel.

Third Day – The strength of society in Puglia are very active young people mixing traditions and contemporaneity: Gianni is one of them, and in the morning we will visit in a group his family's cellar on the countryside close to Locorotondo: your wine experience will include a pleasant wine tasting with local tasty snacks in the vineyard and the visit of the production. We will then stroll around the beautiful round old centre that you could see from the fields: Locorotondo. After a break we will drive to Alberobello to visit the UNESCO site, an area where the Trulli (unique cone-roofed houses) are located so close to one another. After those interesting expenses, we will have a break in the Hotel. The evening will be in Monopoli to have first a walk in the marvellous old centre, one of the most beautiful sea town in Italy, then an excellent seafood dinner for your last night. Return to the Hotel.

Fourth Day – Depending from your departure time, we will explore the old city of Bari, a typical Mediterranean fortified old centre, where you will experience the evident and interesting difference from the "New Town". We will then drive together to your departure place or continue your journey in the Apulia region.

 

Places to start and terminate this travel: Airport or station of Bari.

For transfers from other places, we will communicate you the cost according the number of guests.

 

Accommodation facility - Your Hotel can be one of the following, according your travelling month*:

January to March and November to December 2020
★★★★ Hotel Corte Altavilla, Vico G. Altavilla 8, 70014 Conversano (BA), Italy - www.cortealtavilla.it
The origins of building date back to the eleventh century; it was also the residence of the noble Hauteville Family. The building is made mainly by pieces of local stones giving a feeling of precious past and fine intimacy. The Hotel is in the middle of Conversano old town, in a calm place. Double room with private bathroom and window to an external view, fridge-bar, TV, wifi, air conditioned.
(Distances: Conversano-Bari 40km, Conversano-Polignano 10km, Conversano-Monopoli 20km)

April to October 2020
★★★ Hotel Masseria Gravelle, Castellana-Turi km 7, 70014 Conversano (BA), Italy - www.masseriagravelle.it
Hotel Masseria Gravelle is a country Hotel, run by the Raffaella's family. The main construction, the restaurant with stone walls and arched ceilings, was the 18th century barn. Masseria Gravelle is located in a prime location with a wonderful view of the surrounding villages and the sea in the distance.
Double room with bathroom, fridge-bar, TV, wifi, air conditioned, swimming pool.
(Distances: Gravelle-Conversano 14 km, Gravelle-Polignano 25km, Gravelle-Bari 35km)

 

At reservation and before down payment, we will confirm you the place availability.

 

Prices 2020:
1 000 EUR/Person in January-February and November-December
1 050 EUR/Person in April-May and September-October
1 090 EUR/Person in June-August
Down payment of 25% at reservation. Final payment of 75% latest 45 days before arrival.
Payment through bank wire in Euro (cost sharing option "OUR").
Payment through bank wire in USD with 2,5% surcharge on the exchange rate USD-EUR of payment day.

 

Surcharge double room for single occupancy: 150 EUR/Tour.

Surcharge for one more overnight stay with dinner in the same accommodation facility without activities: 130EUR/Person.
Surcharge for two more overnight stays with dinners in the same accommodation facility without activities: 220EUR/Person.

 

The group will be made up of minimum two guests and maximum eight.

We will communicate you the group size 20 days before arrival.

 

In the price are included the following services: Three overnight stays in double room with breakfast in Hotel (*depending from your travelling month); Opera ticket, balcony seat (gradinata 3° ordine); one wine tasting; one seafood dinner in restaurant with water and local wine; one dinner in pizzeria with water and local wine; one lunch with local specialities, water and local wine; two guided visits through the historic centres of Conversano and Bari; English and German speaking tour leader during the whole journey (L. Piero Grieco); transfers to the indicated places and from/to the airport or station of Bari; Schengen travel insurance: as indicated below.

 

Included travel insurance: 4-day Schengen travel insurance for medical expenses (maximum 30 000 EUR); repatriation: in the event of serious accident, serious illness or death. An extension of the included insurance or other travel insurances (such as insurance to cover the cost of termination of the contract by the traveller) can be inquired.

 

Meals: One seafood dinner in restaurant with water and local wine; one dinner in pizzeria with water and local wine; one lunch with local specialities, water and local wine; breakfast every morning at Hotel.

 

In the price are not included the following services: Travel from and to own domicile; other meals and drinks than the indicated; other guided visits than the indicated; other services than the indicated; other insurances than the indicated; bank wire costs.

 

Transportation: by car or minibus of adequate dimension.Transportation: by car or minibus of adequate dimension.

 

To this travel the General Sales Conditions of IDILLIO D'ARTE apply.

 

For further information or program suggestion, please use the contact form or write to info@idarte.it or simply call the +39 / 080 403 81 28.


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(*Picture by Courtesy of Centro Artistico Musicale "Paolo Grassi")

(**Picture by Courtesy of Fondazione Petruzzelli)

 

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