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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.

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
Thomaskirche Choir, Gewandhaus Orchestra, Conductor Gotthold Schwarz
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.


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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