Vienna Opera FestivalMusic and culture tour 24th – 28th July

Be part of an exciting opera festival, meet all the artists and immerse yourself in Viennese culture.

The Wiener Festspiele is a relatively new and small scale opera festival gaining momentum on the the international operatic scene.  The setting is the famous Musikverien in the heart of Vienna.  The building is historic but the Glasener Saal is an intimate and stylish modern space that offers the audience a special operatic experience.  Renowned tenor Jesus Leon the founder says ” We choose operas that can harness the venue’s acoustic strengths, ensuring that each note reverberates with precision.  The architecture becomes a collaborator in the performance, shaping not just what the audience hears, but how they experience the emotional depth of the opera.”  This summer we will enjoy two of Mozart’s masterpieces Cosi fan tutte and Don Giovanni and an Evening with Verdi.  The world class cast is to be announced soon but I’m delighted to share with you that Jesus Leon will be singing highlights of La Traviata and Rigoletto during the Verdi evening.

Vienna is a relaxed city in the summer when you can wander the cobbled streets of the historic Innere Stadt and enjoy the elegant architecture, beautiful parks and noble palaces and tradtional Viennese cafes in the warm sunshine.  We will have expert daily tours of some of the cultural highlights.  Vienna is uniquely a city with a wine culture.  You will discover the locally grown wines with the wine writer Darrel Joseph.

Festival founder, the tenor Jesus Leon.

Your 5 day package will include premium seats to the three operas on 25th, 26th and 27th July, a lunchtime concert featuring Young Artists of the Vienna Opera Academy, four nights at the centrally located 5 star Intercontinental Hotel with breakfast.  Three dinners, several lunches, expert talks, a guided tour of the historic centre, visits with an art historian to the great art collections, an expert-led wine tour and tasting, and a party with the cast and festival directors.

£1,985 inclusive for single occupancy room
£1,685 inclusive per person for a couple sharing a room 

These prices do not include flights but at the time of writing there is good availability and low fares with British Airways and Austrian Airlines.

For booking and information please contact  
Alternatively call Lucy on (UK) 07880 640863.

PROPOSED ITINERARY FOR D&S Tour group for the Wiener Festspiele.  July 2024

Wednesday 24th July

Arrive Hotel Intercontinental

7pm Group dinner at luxury 5 star Hotel Bristol.  Festival team to join after rehearsal.

Guest speaker tbc

Thursday 25th July


Morning expert guided walking tour of 1st district with emphasis on musical history and architecture

Light lunch or mid morning coffee (tbd) at Café Central.

Tour the Vienna State Opera.

Free time

7pm Cosi fan tutte at Musikverein

9.30pm Post show dinner Albertina restaurant

Friday 26th July


Morning tour of Kunsthistorische museum with art historian

Lunchtime concert given by the Young Artists and talk on the operas in the festival programme – venue to be confirmed.

3pm Free time

7pm Verdi evening – Rigoletto and La Traviata highlights. Jesus Leon is performing in this.

9.30pm dinner (venue tbc)

Saturday 27th July


Expert-led winery tour and lunchtime wine tasting with talk on Austrian wines and Viennese wine culture.

3pm Free time

6pm Evening tour of the Musikverein

7pm Don Giovanni. Musikverein Glasener Saal.

9.30pm party with the cast – venue to be confirmed.

Sunday 28th July


Check out of hotel.