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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November 30 - December 1
This Tour is SOLD OUT

Discover the charm of Asheville, NC and the grandeur of the Biltmore Estate during the holidays with Piedmont Opera! Our group will depart Winston-Salem for the Biltmore Estate in a luxury coach bus. Gracious hospitality and the level of service for which the Vanderbilts were renowned— is yours with an overnight stay at The Inn on Biltmore Estate®. Your luxurious four-star home away from home offers stunning Blue Ridge Mountain views and time to explore, relax, and repeat as they attend to every detail of your stay. We will enjoy dinner at Deerpark where four-star culinary offerings are a unique and delicious part of the Biltmore experience. The menu will feature fresh produce and meats from the estate itself, as well as award-winning wines and seasonal items. Mariedith Appanaitis, a former tour guide at the Estate, will speak about the history (and legends) of the house. After dinner we will appreciate the works of Vincent Van Gogh which include savoring the wonders of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and other masterpieces. Following, we will shuttle to the Estate for a candlelight tour. A majestic Norway spruce and pathway luminaries welcome you to America’s Largest Home®. Inside, thousands of ornaments reflect the soft glow of candles, fireplaces, and twinkle lights. Part of your tour will include the most visited multi-sensory experience in the world Van Gogh Alive. After a restful sleep and following a delicious breakfast, we will travel to The Grove Park Inn. We will spend a few hours admiring the gingerbread masterpieces, themed trees, thousands of twinkling lights and roaring fireplaces before we depart to Winston-Salem.

JANUARY 19 - 24, 2022

Space is limited!


Depart Greensboro on January 19th Wednesday (10:35 AM)

Arrival La Guardia (12:30 PM)


Charlotte option: Leave at 11:53 and arrive at 1:53 PM


Transportation to Hotel Elysee provided.


Check into Hotel

Hotel Elysee

60 E 54th St New York, NY 10022

Lunch on your own and free time until dinner.


Dinner at 7:15 pm

You will make your menu selections once the winter menu has been selected by the chef.

Transportation back to hotel.


Thursday, January 20th

Your day is free to enjoy the city- Mariedith will be happy to help you plan your day or create an excursion, based on request.


Dinner (transportation needed) at Charlie Palmer Steak NYC (135 W 42nd St, New York City, NY)

Transport from restaurant to Six (256 W 47th St, New York City, NY)

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over. The New York Times says SIX is “pure entertainment!” and Evening Standard hails SIX as “the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.”

Written by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

 Transportation back to hotel.


Friday, January 21st


Your day and evening are free to enjoy the city



Saturday, January 22nd


Transportation provided to Lincoln Center (TIME TBA)

Matinee performance of La Boheme (run time is 3 hours)


The Met celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s beloved staging with three exceptional casts appearing as Puccini’s young bohemians. Sopranos Anita Hartig, Maria Agresta, and Eleonora Buratto trade off as the ill-fated seamstress Mimì, alongside tenors Charles Castronovo and Yusif Eyvazov as her lover, the poet Rodolfo. Sopranos Federica Lombardi, Gabriella Reyes, and Aleksandra Kurzak and baritones Artur Ruciński, Lucas Meachem, and Quinn Kelsey are the on-again-off-again pair Musetta and Marcello, with Eun Sun Kim and Carlo Rizzi conducting.


Transportation provided back to hotel


Evening is free


Sunday, January 23rd


Free day


Transportation provided to Lincoln Center (TIME TBA)

One night only concert Sonya Yoncheva Recital


Soprano Sonya Yoncheva joins the select group of singers who have headlined a solo recital on the Met stage. Having triumphed at the Met as some of opera’s greatest heroines—including Violetta in La Traviata, Desdemona in Otello, and the title characters of Tosca, Luisa Miller, and Iolanta—this enthralling artist performs a program of favorite arias and stunning songs, accompanied by esteemed pianist Malcolm Martineau.


7:30 PM curtain


Transportation provided back to hotel


Monday, January 24th

Transportation provided to La Guardia

Arriving in Greensboro/Charlotte

Cost is $3,000 per person and includes all transportation, meals where noted (wine and cocktails included), hotel and tickets to all shows as listed. Travel insurance is all included.