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Verdi Festival Tour Parma Italy
With Opera and Concert Tickets in

in Verdi's Footsteps all year round
with the Regio Theatre , Parma

All year round Festival is in October

Daily departures from Euro
 872 per person

The king of dramatic melody and Italian passion died on January 27th 1901. He was admired, revered and acknowledged as probably the greatest composer Italy or perhaps the World ever produced. He was of the humblest origins born in the small village of Roncole, growing up in nearby Busseto close to Parma. The town of Busseto is rich of Verdi memorials. The Teatro Verdi and the Museo Civico in the Villa Pallavicino, the Villa Verdi in a park near Sant’Agata are full of Verdi’s memorabilia, reminding us of the great Romantic Composer. Let us pay homage to the master by visiting locales of his origins and enjoying his compositions at places so significant in his musical career. 

Package includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in Parma at the centrally located hotels: 3star Hotel Button  or 4star Hotel  Starhotel Du Parc or similar with daily breakfast and taxes

  • Full day privately guided tour with licensed guide knowledgeable about music and private car and driver in Parma area (including Roncole, visit Verdi House where Verdi was born, St Michaels Church, Villa Verdi in St. Agatha, where he spent his last years, Casa Barezzi Museum whre he composed his first opera, and the Teatro Verdi in Busseto.
  • Lunch at the unique Verdi Museum tavern of Salsamenteria Baratta in Busseto center while listening to Verdi's most popular music and arias and tasting his favorite vines. .
  • Guided private music tour of Parma (4 hours walking tour) visiting Cathedral, Baptistery, House of Music, historic  Farnese Theatre, Regio Theatre, Verdi Monument, House in which Toscanini was born 
  • All entrance fees 

    Optional visit with tasting at the Parmesan cheese factory: Euro 10 per person.

    Rates per person based on min. 2 people traveling together for 4 night package in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange)

    Prices in Euros Mar 2015 -Mar 2016
    $ rate varies depending on exchange rate
    Price per person based on double occupancy Per person based on single occupancy**
    Hotel category
    3 star hotels -  standard
    Low season:
    Jan, Feb, July, Aug, Nov Dec 2015
    and Jan, Feb. 2016
    872 1433
    3 star hotels High season: Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct 2015 919 1479
    4 star hotels
    Low season:
    Jan, Feb, July, Aug, Nov Dec 2015
    and Jan, Feb. 2016
    957 1743
    4 star hotels High season: Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct 2015 1004 1790

    *During holidays, special fair period surcharge may apply! 

    Tickets to opera and concert performances are on request and they vary from 40 euro to 140 euros per person 

    List of 2014 Teatro Regio Parma prices:
    Series B-C-D-Out of season – Teatro Regio Parma: Stall Seat 140.00 €
    Central Balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 1° price 130.00 €
    Central Balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 2° price 100.00 €
    Central Balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 3° price 70.00 €
    Intermediate Balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 1° price 110.00 €
    Intermediate Balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 2° price 90.00 €
    Lateral balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 1° price 100.00 €
    Lateral balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 2° price 80.00 €
    Lateral balcony 1-2-3-4 floor – 3° price (no view) 40.00 €
    Seated gallery 40.00 €

    In case the opera you choose is performed in Busetto instead of Parma, optional round trip private car transfer from hotel to Theater in Bussetto is Euro 250 per car.


    Extension to Cremona on request

    3star/standard hotel (Hotel Astoria or Visconti): 
    Euro 50 per person per night based on double occupancy
    Euro 69 single  per night

    4star/first class hotel (Hotel Impero or Continental ):

    Euro 59 per person per night based on double occupancy
    Euro 89 single per night

    First class rail ticket from Parma to Cremona: from Euro 20 per person 

    Private guided tour of Cremona for 2.5 hours and visit of the Violin maker shop : Euro 88 per person (min. 2 passengers) (additional Euro 88 if passenger is traveling alone)

    Entrance to Stradivari Museum, Civic Museum and to Historical Collection of Ancient Instruments at the Palazzo Comunale: approximately Euro 20 per person  (discounted entrance available with Cremona card: Euro 7 per person)

    Extensions to other cities in Italy or in other European countries are available on request!

    VERDI FESTIVAL PROGRAM 

    Regio Theatre of Parma

    Monday 30 September, at 8.00pm
    Filarmonica della Scala
    director Riccardo Chailly
    music by Giuseppe Verdi

    1, 4, 8, 11, October, at 8.00pm
    6 October, at 3.30pm
    Simon Boccanegra
    Maestro director Jader Bignamini
    directed by Hugo De Ana
    Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
    Choir of the Teatro Regio di Parma

    Thursday 10 October, at 8.00pm
    Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
    Choir of the Teatro Regio di Parma
    director Yuri Temirkanov
    Giuseppe Verdi
    Macbeth
    Preludio atto I
    Ballabili
    Otello
    Ballabili
    La forza del destino
    Sinfonia
    Aida
    Preludio atto I
    Atto II (in forma di concerto)

    Verdi Theatre of Busseto

    12, 17, 19, 24, 26 October, at 8.30pm
    Falstaff
    Maestro director Sebastiano Rolli
    music by Giuseppe Verdi
    maestro of the choir Martino Faggiani
    Filarmonica del Teatro Regio di Parma
    Choir of the Teatro Regio di Parma

    Regio Theatre of Parma

    18, 20, 23, 25 October, at 8.00pm
    27 October, at 3.30pm
    I masnadieri
    Maestro director Francesco Ciampa
    directed by Leo Muscato
    Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini
    Choir of the Teatro Regio di Parma

    Wednesday 30 October, at 8.00pm
    Orchestre national de France
    director Daniele Gatti
    music by Richard Wagner

    Thursday 31 October, at 8.00pm
    Giuseppe Verdi
    Messa da Requiem
    soprano Fiorenza Cedolins
    mezzosoprano Daniela Barcellona
    tenor Francesco Meli
    bass Michele Pertusi
    director Daniele Gatti
    maestro of the choir Martino Faggiani
    Orchestre national de France
    Choir of the Teatro Regio di Parma

     


     

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