Travel to the birthplace of opera to be captivated by fine performances of the Italian masters and delight in the musical, art and culinary treasures of Northern Italy.
Revel in the annual Verdi Festival in Parma with six spectacular operas and concerts, including Il Trovatore, La Forza del Destino and Simon Boccanegra.
In Milan, enjoy Umberto Giordano’s rarely-performed Fedora at Teatro alla Scala starring Roberto Alagna and Sonya Yoncheva, and take a private, behind-the-scenes tour of the theatre and the Ansaldo set and costumes workshops.
End the tour in beautiful Venice with another stunning opera, Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, at Teatro La Fenice and enjoy an exclusive private visit to a rare music collection.
Deepen your understanding of the productions with pre-performance talks by ABC broadcaster and opera specialist Mairi Nicolson.