Now in its 34th year!
Join Dr. David Stanley-Porter on these thoughtfully planned tours and explore the ever-exciting world of opera and classical music in historic and new opera houses and concert halls in North America and Europe. Booking opens September 2015 (itinerary and accommodation TBD).
April 5 – 12, 2016
A mini RICHARD STRAUSS festival: Salome, Elektra, Die Liebe der Danae, Die Aegyptishe Helena Der Rosenkavalier
Philharmonie: Berlin Staatskapelle RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 3 De Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
April 29 – May 6, 2016
Washington National Opera WAGNER Der Ring des Nibelungen
April 16 – 27, 2016GOUNOD Roméo et JulietteMARTINŮ JuliettaSTRAVINSKY The Nightingale and TCHAIKOVSKY Iolanta
May 29 – June 6, 2016
Wiener Staatsoper VERDI Don Carlo and Simon Boccanegra STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier Ballet: Don Quixote
Wiener Konzerthaus: Wiener Symphoniker
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 MAHLER Symphony No. 1
Lyric Opera of Chicago
BERLIOZ Les TroyensThe grandest of all French grand operas!Conductor: Sir Andrew DavisDirector: Tim AlberyNew Productionwith Christine Goerke, Sophie Koch, Brandon Jovanovich, Okka von der Damerau
MASSENET Don QuichotteFrench elegance with a faux-Spanish flavourConductor: Sir Andrew DavisDirector: Matthew OzawaProduction owned by San Diego Operawith Ferruccio Furlanetto, Clementine Margaine, Nicola Alaimo
Chicago Symphony OrchestraConductor: Emanuel KrivinePiano: Denis KozukhinLISZT les preludesPROKOFIEV Piano Concerto #2DVORAK Symphony #8
Chicago Shakespeare TheatrePerformance TBA for 400th Anniversary Celebrations
For up-to-date information (including tour changes and newly announced tours), please visit our website at coc.ca/Operatours. For full booking information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org OR send a SEPARATE, self-addressed, stamped envelope (#10 business-size) for each tour that interests you to:
COC Operatours c/o Merit Travel 114–101 Cherryhill Blvd London, ON N6H 4S4
COC Operatours have been organized and conducted by Dr. David Stanley-Porter since 1981.
Golden Circle, President’s Council and Friends of the COC members receive priority enrolment.
Information on giving opportunities, including joining one of our membership programs, can be found on our website at coc.ca or by phoning the COC Donation Office at 416-847-4949.
All dates, content and tours are subject to change and/or cancellation.
Spaces may become available on sold-out tours. If you are interested in attending, please contact us to be added to the waiting list.
A scene from The Journey to Rheims. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2002
Purchase tickets for $22 to all of our operas!