TRAVEL WITH PIEDMONT OPERA

Several times a year, Piedmont Opera organizes opportunities for our patrons to experience opera in other parts of the country. Our group tours are extensively planned vacations that offer world-class food, entertainment and fellowship with other opera lovers. 

Backstage tour at the Met
Backstage tour at the Met

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Dinner at the Grand Tier at the Met
Dinner at the Grand Tier at the Met

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Drinks and dinner at the Monkey Bar, NYC
Drinks and dinner at the Monkey Bar, NYC

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Backstage tour at the Met
Backstage tour at the Met

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PIEDMONT OPERA TRAVELS TO WASHINGTON, DC
PRICING COMING SOON

$3,000 per person (includes all transportation to scheduled events, breakfast, hotel, dinner at the Kennedy Center, tickets to Il Trovatore, evening out/guide to see monuments, welcome cocktail party, round trip airfare from Greensboro, NC.)

Washington, DC

November 6 – 10, 2022

 

Piedmont Opera will travel to Washington DC from November 6, 2022, - November 10, 2022, for a scandalous weekend!

 

We depart Greensboro (PTI) for our ride to Washington. Early that afternoon, we will be transported to the Watergate hotel to see "the room where it happened!" Synonymous with one of the country's most prominent political scandals, The Watergate Hotel was controversial from the start. When it opened in 1965, celebrity Italian architect Luigi Moretti's curvy, sprawling design sent shock waves through conservative D.C. Despite criticism; the Washington D.C. luxury hotel quickly became a playground for the fabulous. Actors and models hobnobbed with the members of Congress and Supreme Court justices who lived in the Watergate apartments. Its glamorous reputation was eclipsed by political scandal on June 17, 1972, when five intruders were caught in the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, leading to Richard Nixon's resignation from the presidency.

Settle into your room, then join us for a cocktail meet-and-greet at the hotel.

 

November 7

Today is a free day to explore the city. Join us for a private tour of the Scandal Suite at Watergate this afternoon. This is the 50th anniversary of the scandal!

 

This evening we depart for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for dinner before the 7:00 PM performance of Il Trovatore, starring Latonia Moore, Raehann Bryce-Davis, Gwyn Hughes Jones, Christopher Maltman, and Ryan Speedo Green.

 

For a family at war, the enemy is within.

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano (New WNO Production)

 

Jealousy. Sorcery. Vengeance. Forbidden love. Verdi's melodrama set in 16th century Spain has it all for the "perfect" opera night out, with one rousing aria and chorus after another. Washington National Opera audiences last saw the sweeping tale in 2004, and it returns with lavish sets, elaborate period costumes, master Verdi's demanding vocal acrobatics and a world-class cast assembles now to give justice to one of the most spectacular works in history! Manrico, a troubadour, and Count di Luna are bitter rivals in love and war, but they share a secret origin that irrevocably links them. Manrico's mother, Azucena, carries a secret of her own. When her tragic past returns to haunt her, Azucena's allegiance will be put to the test.

 

November 8

Enjoy a free day in D.C. and prepare for a Night Tour of monuments! Wouldn't you like to explore Washington DC Under the Stars? We're offering you an exclusive 3-hour tour of the city under the moon and stars. This is your opportunity to see the city's magnificent beauty under the nighttime lights. This tour will walk with you and provide a historical narrative of our nation's capital's most significant memorials and monuments. Experience the city's unique beauty with its splendid patches of light and the dreamlike reflections on the water.

 

November 9

Enjoy a free day and evening on our last day in D.C.

Optional tickets to see Elektra (7:30 PM) at the Kennedy Center.

Starring Christine Goerke and Ryan Speedo Green

 

She'll do anything for justice.

Music by Richard Strauss / Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

 

This royal family is set up for royal dysfunction. Elektra has just witnessed her mother murder her father, Agamemnon, the king of ancient Mycenae. Now that she knows whose hands are bloody, Elektra is hellbent on vengeance. But when her brother returns from exile to carry out her wishes, Elektra's obsession with revenge pushes her fractured family to the brink of destruction.

Richard Strauss' masterpiece inspired by the Greek tragedy returns with a new production from Francesca Zambello. Elektra is 100 minutes of power-packed, "fasten your seatbelt" opera, from its dramatic, harrowing music to its hair-raising finale. This acclaimed international cast includes superstar soprano Christine Goerke singing the title role of a daughter possessed, while acclaimed designer Bibhu Mohapatra returns to create eye-catching costumes for an elaborate Greek world. In her fixation on bloody revenge, will the determined princess finally find justice…or will her obsession consume her first?

 

November 10

Flight home

 

Please email mappanaitis@piedmontopera.org for more information.