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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

The Metropolitan Opera Big Event: Wagner’s Complete “Ring” Cycle

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Program #11941RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for May 4 — May 12, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Saturday, May 04 - Arrive in New York early enough to enjoy dinner a...
Arrive in New York early enough to enjoy dinner and our first performance of "Der Ring Des Nibelungen: 'Das Rheingold.'"

Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:00pm. 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the designated meeting room (it will be posted in the lobby) to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: 5:00pm: Enjoy your first meal at the colorful Tick Tock Diner, located just off the hotel lobby. This 24-hour diner features classic American cooking. White and black checkered floors and shiny chrome columns enhance the all-American ambience. Our meal is scheduled for 5:00pm so that we can get through orientation and to the performance on time. Come dressed for the Opera (casual attire is fine!).

Evening: 6:15 - 7:00 pm Quick Orientation Meeting before heading to the Metropolitan Opera House. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00pm

Evening: 8:00 Performance: "Das Rheingold." Scheduled cast: Conductor: Fabio Luisi, Freia: Wendy Bryn Harmer, Fricka: Stephanie Blythe, Loge: Stefan Margita, Fasolt: Franz-Josef Selig, Fafner: Hans-Peter König

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Sunday, May 05 - Introductory lectures on Wagner and The Ring Cycl...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: Learn the history of opera, Wagner and "The Ring Cycle"

Lunch: Lunch in the Meeting Room

Afternoon: Meet someone from the opera world

Dinner: Dine in neighborhood restaurant

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Monday, May 06 - Participate in a lively discussion and attend the...
Participate in a lively discussion and attend the second Ring Cycle opera "Die Walkure"

Breakfast: Hot breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Discussions

Lunch: Lunch in the neighborhood CU

Afternoon: Put your feet up time

Dinner: picnic

Evening: 6:30 Attend the performance of "Die Walkure"

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, May 07 - Meet Opera Professionals
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel diner

Morning: Expert led talks

Lunch: Lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Meet Opera Professionals

Dinner: Dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, May 08 - Study Wagner's "Siegfried," and attend a performa...
Study Wagner's "Siegfried," and attend a performance at the Metropolitan Opera.

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in Meeting Room

Morning: Learn more about "Siegfried"

Lunch: Lunch in the neighborhood

Afternoon: free time

Dinner: Picnic

Evening: 6:00 Attend a performance of Wagner's "Siegfried" at the Metropolitan Opera

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Six: Thursday, May 09 - Enjoy a lively discussion of "Siegfried" and enjo...
Enjoy a lively discussion of "Siegfried" and enjoy an afternoon Backstage Tour

Breakfast: Hot breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: A discussion, critique and review of the Previous night's performance

Lunch: Lunch on your own in the Neighborhood

Afternoon: 3:00 Metropolitan Opera Backstage Tour

Dinner: Enjoy dinner in a neighborhood restaurant

Evening: Free time

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Seven: Friday, May 10 - Learn about the Metropolitan Opera's approach to ...
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in the Meeting Room

Morning: Morning lectures by opera professionals talk about the new directions the Met is taking in the media.

Lunch: Lunch in the Meeting Room

Afternoon: Meet a Met performer

Dinner: On your own

Evening: Free to continue to explore New York's many options or attend the season's last performance of "Giulio Cesare."

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: This Art Deco masterpiece opened in 1930. All of New York is at your doorstep, across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, Macy's and the Empire State Building are just down the street with the Theater District a few minutes walk. The hotel features a business center, fitness center and coin operated laundry.

Contact info:
481 Eighth Avenue
at 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 USA
phone: 212-971-0101
web: www.nyhotel.com

Room amenities: Cable TV, Telephone

Facility amenities: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, exercise gym, ice machines, guest laundromat, 24-hour room service, safety deposit boxes, 24-hour security, temperature control, vending machines, wake-up service, 24-hour diner plus fine restaurant, air-conditioned.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: market rate
Call hotel reservations at 212 971-0101

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Eight: Saturday, May 11 - Attend 11:00am performance of "Gotterdammerung"
Breakfast: Hot breakfast in the Tick Tock Diner

Morning: Attend performance of "Gotterdammerung"

Lunch: On your own

Afternoon: "Gotterdammerung" continues

Dinner: Dinner in Coopers Tavern

Lodging: New Yorker Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Nine: Sunday, May 12 - Lively wrap-up discussion
Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in the Meeting Room

Morning: We conclude with a lively wrap-up discussion of the week.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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8 nights of accommodations
19 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
4 Performances

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