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MUSIC ITALY To find out more visitsaga.co.uk/verona 2019 Verona Opera Festival Enjoy two memorable opera performances in Verona's awe-inspiring Roman amphitheatre 7 nights HALF BOARD from £1499^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £20 if not required§ Hosted by: Peter Grevatt All breakfasts, two lunches and five dinners Two operas in the famous Verona Arena Expert music host and Saga host 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. l l l l l l l l l Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability 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. The dazzling set for Carmen Lake Garda Verona's magnificent amphitheatre 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). 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, with a set designed by producer and director Franco Zeffirelli. Aida ­ In Verdi's famous opera, Egyptian commander Radames must choose between his love for enslaved princess Aida and loyalty to the Pharaoh. La Traviata ­ Verdi's tragic opera sees the courtesan Violetta find true happiness with Alfredo, only to forsake him for his family's sake, the lovers reuniting 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, but it is too late. Carmen ­ Set in Seville, Bizet's dramatic opera smoulders with passion and betrayal. Domingo Opera Night: The Placido Domingo 50 Arena Anniversary Night. SAVE £50 ^on Jun 26, Jul 3, 10, 24, 31 and Aug 7, 2019 when you book by Feb 15, 2019 Plus SAVE an additional £50 on all advertised prices when you book by Feb 28, 2019 Prices from: Jun 26, 2019 Jul 3 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Aug 7 7 nights 1549 1499 1549 1499 1549 1499 1549 1549 1499 1599 1549 1549 1499 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 saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 67 and call FREE on 0800 056 6078 or visit saga.co.uk/special-interests19 Please quote SPN34 13