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La Traviata

Teatro La Fenice, Venice

Late summer Italian charm and style in beautiful places!

The Barber of Seville, Rossini’s comic masterpiece at Teatro La Fenice in Venice. It is not hard to imagine 18th century Casanova and company masked and cloaked gliding to the opera in a gondola! We must experience La Traviata by Verdi in a Venetian Palazzo on the Grand Canal and Vivaldi’s music in his own city in a Concert by baroque specialists. How exciting as are visits to places of music and opera interest.

Parma, a rich and charming provincial city and a great favourite with Patricia’s Opera Tours, is home of Parma ham, Parmesan cheese and top cuisine, and the heart of Verdi country.

The annual Verdi Festival opera season entices us with the gripping grand opera Macbeth in the stunning Teatro Regio. We visit the Maestro’s birthplace and villa where he composed his great works along with other places of opera interest including the country house of Luciano Pavarotti in Modena.

A truly unique experience and favourite place for Patricia’s Opera Tours is our 18th century Villa in Tuscany perfectly set amidst vines and olive groves. Maestro Wyn Davies and aspiring New Zealand opera singers (who study while we explore) entertain us in a Gala Concert on 3 or 4 October in the Villa's grand chandeliered Salone. We explore Tuscan gardens and villas, vineyards and villages. Invite your friends to attend the Concert.

Bevagna and Montefalco entice us with a further concert by our young performers. We visit the home and studio of artist Alison Ryde in the Umbrian countryside.



22 September - 7 October

Meet in Venice and end in Bevagna


Upon request. Airfares not included

6 - 15 people

Customised Tours

Sphinx, Aida, Verona

Patricia knows her way around the opera houses of Europe and can get your tickets and book your hotels.  She can design your own tour and give many helpful suggestions drawing on her expertise of many years travel.

Happy individual travellers recently visited Verona, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Prague.

What about Verona? You must go to this famous opera festival at least once in your life!

Verona 2018 Festival

Spectacular well-loved operas under the stars in the great Arena of Verona, the biggest open air theatre in the world where magnificentoperas have taken place since 1913. Explore this elegant city where Maria Callas made her Italy debut.



Choose your dates between 22 June and 1 September


Upon request.

Contact Patricia for more information.