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ITALY To find out more visit Witness Aida 2019 Verona Opera Festival 7 nights HALF BOARD from £1549 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Enjoy two memorable opera performances in Verona's awe-inspiring Roman amphitheatre Lake Garda The price includes... l l l l l l l l l All breakfasts, two lunches and five dinners Two operas in the famous Verona Arena Expert music host and Saga representative Three talks from your expert music host A boat trip on Lake Garda Wine tasting excursion Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Porterage at your hotel. Active Hotel Paradiso & Golf QQQQ Set two kilometres from the shores of Italy's magnificent Lake Garda, the locally rated 4-star Active Hotel Paradiso and Golf is a modern, comfortable hotel set within its own extensive golf resort, and has an outdoor swimming pool. You'll stay on a half-board basis. There are 62 bedrooms. Your Programme The historic city of Verona has celebrated the Verona Opera Festival since 1913, its atmospheric Roman amphitheatre providing a magnificent backdrop for performances. On this exciting holiday enjoy two wonderful operas in this unique setting from numbered seats in the tiered Gradinatata numerata 1° settore section of the arena with good views and acoustics. Alternatively, on the 31 July departure enjoy one opera plus the Placido Domingo 50 Arena Anniversary Night (supplement applies). In addition, your holiday also includes three talks by an expert music host and two excursions ­ a full-day boat trip at your leisure on the lower part of Lake Garda, and a half-day wine tasting. There's also a choice of two optional excursions to the beautiful Gradens of Sigurta, and Vicenza ­ a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The opera performances will take place on two non-consecutive evenings between Thursday and Sunday. All performances start late in the evening and finish after midnight. Please note: some steps will have to be negotiated in order to reach your seat. There is an 800 metre walk from the coach drop-off point to the Arena. June 26, 2019 departure: Aida (1913 version) · Il Trovatore (featuring Anna Netrebko and Yusiv Eyvazov; with set design by Franco Zeffirelli). Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability Hosted by: Peter Grevatt SAVE £50 on all advertised prices when you book by Jan 31, 2019 July 3, 2019 departure: Aida (1913 version) · Il Trovatore (featuring Anna Netrebko and Yusiv Eyvazov; with set design by Franco Zeffirelli). July 10, 2019 departure La Traviata · Carmen July 17, 2019 departure: La Traviata · Aida (1913 version) July 24, 2019 departure: La Traviata · Carmen July 31, 2019 departure: Carmen · Domingo Anniversary Night August 7, 2019 departure: La Traviata · Tosca Il Trovatore ­ Verdi's tale of love, concealed identity, revenge and tragedy is performed with a set designed by the legendary producer and director Franco Zeffirelli, and featuring soloists Anne Netrebko as Leonora, and Yusiv Eyvazov as Manrico. Aida ­ In Verdi's famous opera, Egyptian military commander Radames must choose between his love for enslaved princess Aida and loyalty to the Pharaoh. La Traviata ­ This much loved, tragic opera by Verdi sees the courtesan Violetta find true happiness with Alfredo, only to forsake him for his family's sake. Alfredo only later discovers the truth and rushes to her side just before she dies. (New production.) Tosca ­ In Puccini's tragic opera, the singer Tosca is promised her lover's life if she gives herself to the cruel Scarpia. Stabbing Scarpia, she rushes to her lover's side, but it is too late. Carmen ­ Set in Seville, Bizet's dramatic opera smoulders with passion and betrayal, culminating in tragedy as soldier Don José becomes captivated by the gypsy Carmen with devastating consequences. Domingo Opera Night: The Placido Domingo 50 Arena Anniversary Night. Prices from: Jun 26, 2019 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 7 nights 1549 1549 1549 1549 1549 1599 1549 Verona Opera. Holiday code: AN384. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Gatwick to Verona with the scheduled services of British Airways or easyJet dependent on the date of travel. Prices are subject to availability. § A reduction of £20 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accommodation or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (subject to availability and extra charges may apply) please visit or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. 182 To book, please visit your Travel Agent