Der Ring des Nibelungen in Berlin

25 June – 3 July 2016 (8 nights)

This tour to the Staats Oper Ring in Berlin (staged at the Schiller Theatre) was conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim, and began with Das Rheingold on Saturday 25th June, and concluded with Götterdämmerung on Saturday 2nd July.

Opera friends were met at the airport of their choice in Berlin and checked into a newly refurbished boutique hotel in the city centre. In addition to the full Ring, clients also attended concerts conducted by Donald Runnicles (including an excerpt from Strauss’s Capriccio) and Daniel Barenboim (including Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony).

Opera friends also attended a performance of Massenet’s Cendrillon (the first production of this delightful opera in Berlin); and there was an opportunity to visit the Reichstag.

There was also our celebrated gala dinner, and Opera friends were offered plenty of time (and advice) for sight-seeing in Berlin.

Further information and enquiries, please email us at jonesroweopera@gmail.com

In the Lobby of the Riu Plaza before being taken by taxi Limo to the opera

In the Lobby of the Riu Plaza before being taken by taxi Limo to the opera

In the Pause at Staats Oper with Ian Jones-tour director

In the Pause at Staats Oper with Ian Jones-tour director

Outside the Deutsche Oper

Outside the Deutsche Oper

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At champagne reception before gala dinner

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Clients discuss opera performance with Andreas Shager

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Chatting before the Gala dinner

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Client meeting our operatic guest Andreas Shager

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Clients at table in Die Quadriga Michelin starred restaurant in the Hotel Dormero https://www.dormero.de/hotel-berlin-kudamm/restaurant-bar/restaurant-die-quadriga/

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Ian Jones tour director in conversation with Andreas Shager https://bachtrack.com/review-siegfried-schager-barenboim-staatsoper-berlin-june-2016

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Ian Jones tour director in conversation with Andreas Shager https://bachtrack.com/review-siegfried-schager-barenboim-staatsoper-berlin-june-2016

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Clients talking with Andreas Shager before the gala dinner dinner

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Client in conversation with Lidia Baich https://www.lidiabaich.com/en/

Konzertsaal-Berlin Mitte

Konzertsaal-Berlin Mitte

View from Rundfunk Tower

View from Rundfunk Tower

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Before Cendrillon at Komische Oper

Another group shot

Another group shot

The wall museum-section retained

The wall museum-section retained

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Client taking with Andreas Schager

Clients with tour directors Jeremy Rowe and Ian Jones

Clients with tour directors Jeremy Rowe and Ian Jones