Tour Price: Guild Members: Cdn. $2,395
per person based on sharing twin accommodation.
Non-Guild: Cdn. $2,445 per person sharing
Land Only: Deduct $200
Single Sup: $890

LA & San Diego Art and Opera Tour

  October 13-18, 2017   Length: 6 Days
  Under the leadership of General Director Plácido Domingo, LA Opera has become the United States fourth largest opera company in just over a quarter-century of existence. San Diego Opera overcame financial difficulties in 2014 thanks to an out-pouring of public support and encouragement from opera organizations throughout the U.S. and is now a widely respected member of the international opera community. This is the Vancouver Opera Guild’s fifth tour to Los Angeles and its first to San Diego. It features two operas in LA, one in San Diego and visits to the Getty Center and Huntington Library.

NABUCCO by Verdi
In Thaddeus Strassberger’s production, the towering biblical drama is exquisitely presented as it might have been staged at its 1842 premiere at Teatro alla Scala. Plácido Domingo continues his astonishing exploration of the Verdi baritone repertory with his portrayal of the title role, with one of today’s brightest stars, Liudmyla Monastyrska, making her company debut as the king’s terrifying daughter, Abigaille. James Conlon conducts.

A beautifully detailed staging, complete with stunning special effects, brings an exotic story to life. Soprano Nino Machaidze, one of LA Opera’s favourite leading ladies, returns as a veiled priestess with a hidden past, pursued by two lifelong friends and romantic rivals. The complicated triangle pushes forbidden love into a final struggle for life and death, until a nearly forgotten secret saves the day. The ravishing score features a rapturous duet for the two rivals that has become one of opera’s all-time greatest hits. Plácido Domingo conducts.

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE by Gilbert & Sullivan
Gilbert brings the best patter song in all of opera and Sullivan delights us with catchy tunes in this funny operetta. Add San Diego Opera favourite Greer Grimsley and his real-life singing family in the lead roles and you’ll be hooked on this swashbuckling favourite about love, laughter and loyalty.

Tour Includes:
  • Airfare with Air Canada Vancouver to Los Angeles and San Diego to Vancouver
  • Airport transfers in Los Angeles and San Diego
  • Coach transfer from Los Angeles to San Diego
  • 3 nights accommodation at the Millennium Biltmore including porterage and hotel tax
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott in San Diego including porterage and hotel tax
  • Two opera tickets in Los Angeles
  • One opera ticket in San Diego
  • Excursions to the Getty Center and the Huntington Library

  • Vancouver Opera Guild Tour Director
  • Welcome reception
  • $150 donation to the Vancouver Opera Guild ($200 for non-members)

  • Not Included:
  • Airport taxes and GST of approx. $130
  • Meals in Los Angeles and San Diego and other items of a personal nature

  • Deposit:
    A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking with balance due by August 31. For bookings made after August 31, full payment is required at time of booking

    Travel Insurance:
    Our comprehensive insurance package covers trip cancellation/interruption in the event of cancellation due to personal or family illness, excess hospital/medical benefits, baggage and travel accident. For those under 61 years, the premium is $157.00. From 61 to 65 years, the premium is $185.00. From 66 - 70 the premium is $236.00, from 71 -76 $283.00 and for those 77+ the premium is $527.00. Premiums are higher for those paying a single supplement. Some exclusions for pre-existing conditions do apply. Please ask for details.

    The deposit of $500 is non-refundable from date paid unless space can be resold. On or after August 31, any refund is subject to the amount actually recovered from the suppliers.

    Additional Comments:
    A Valid passport is required.
      All prices are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated and may be subject to change. Great Expeditions reserves the right to make changes in itinerary if it is deemed necessary.
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      Vancouver Opera Guild Tour Director


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