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Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre: Seven Performances!

Program Number: 5329RJ
Start and End Dates:
7/14/2014 - 7/20/2014;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Logan, Utah
Price starting at: $995.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals; Opera Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat    

Music is magical, especially when you experience the cutting-edge performances and behind-the-scenes access of the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre! With operatic productions and musical ensembles that take place in the charming, European-style Ellen Eccles Theatre, add further depth and meaning to your experience with a literary seminar, exclusive lectures and “Informances.” Meet members of the cast for intimate Q&A sessions, and learn about the festival’s origins during a private breakfast with theater visionary Michael Ballam.




Highlights

• Enjoy a charming meal and lively discussion with opera performers during a “Breakfast with the Stars.”
• Attend an assortment of operatic productions and enjoy musical instruction that brings light to the music and themes of each opera.
• Delight in an evening musical performance during dinner on the courtyard.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.



Coordinated by Utah State University.




Logan

Once the territory of legendary fur trapper Jim Bridger, this city in the Cache Valley 90 miles south of Salt Lake City offers Old West history, unique canyon ecosystems, and multiple cultural opportunities through local colleges and arts organizations.



Accommodations
Lodging and classes at comfortable, on-campus hotel.
Meals and Lodgings
   University Inn
  Logan, UT 6 nights
 University Inn
Type: Hotel
  Description: The University Inn is located in the middle of the beautiful Utah State University campus, and at the mouth of Logan Canyon. With this great location, the Inn is the perfect retreat spot for recreation, art and other activities abundantly available in Cache Valley, Utah.
  Contact info: Utah State University
4300 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-4300 USA
phone: 435-797-0017
web: hotel.usu.edu
  Room amenities: Voice mail, microwave/refrigerator combo, high speed internet, hairdryer, iron & iron board, Cable TV, and coffee maker.
  Facility amenities: Complimentary covered parking and use of campus recreational facilities. Free Aggie ice cream! Indoor room access, elevators, stairs, 24-hour guest services, handicap accessible rooms, free wireless internet, ice & vending on every floor, Gift shop & gift baskets, and non-smoking property.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $70 Available, based upon availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $70 Available, based upon availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in starts at 3:00 pm. The Orientation Dinner will begin at 5:30 pm. You will be staying at University Inn that night.
  End of Program:
The program will end after breakfast, hotel checkout by 12:00 pm. You will be staying at University Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. When participants register a welcome packet is mailed to them. Two important forms, the Health & Emergency Information Form and Arrival Form, need to be completed, signed and mailed back to the University Inn.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary parking is provided in an adjacent covered parking terrace. A parking pass will be issue at check in.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Logan, UT
  Nearest city or town:  Salt Lake City
  Nearest airport:  Salt Lake International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Logan, UT
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Salt Lake Express
phone: 800-356-9796

   

Salt Lake Express provides shuttle service from the airport to the University Inn in Logan where you will be staying. Participants should contact the Salt Lake Express directly for their transportation reservation. www.saltlakeexpress.com

 
Driving Directions
  Salt Lake International Airport From Salt Lake International Airport travel along I-15 Northbound. Take Exit 362 (Logan/Utah State University Exit) in Brigham City and merge to the right. Continue on this road through two stop lights and up into Sardine Canyon. When you come out of the canyon follow the road until it reaches Logan. This road will merge with Main Street. From Main Street, turn Right (East) on 500 North (turn left if traveling South on *Main Street). Go straight to 700 East where the road Ts. Turn Left (North). The road will go up and around and has a stoplight at the top at the intersection of 700 North and 800 East. Go straight through the stoplight half of a block. Turn right (South) immediately after the parking structure. There is blue lit sign with the University Inn's name on it. University Inn is located at the South end of the open parking lot (a 5-story mirrored building). You may use the 20 minute loading zone to unload your luggage and check in. At check in you will receive a parking validation for the parking structure located adjacent to the University Inn, where you will need to re-park into.
Elevation Note: Logan is an elevation of 4,775 ft.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation Dinner
(Monday, July 14)

Note: The Orientation Dinner is held at the Beautiful Eccles Conference Center on Utah State University Campus



   
 Arrive To: Arrival at 3 PM.
 Dinner: The University Inn & Conference Center will host an Road Scholar Orientation Dinner to kick off a week of Opera Magic. The dinner and information session will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center Room 201/203
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Breakfast/Opera Class/Lunch/Opera Competition/Dinner
(Tuesday, July 15)

Note: All opera and music classes are held in the University Inn.



   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (eggs, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.
 Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season.
 Lunch: Lunch will be held at the Taggart Student Center located next to the University Inn.
 Afternoon: International Opera Competition MICHAEL BALLAM CONCORSO LIRICO INTERNATIONAL OPERA COMPETITION Utah Festival hosts more than 20 extraordinarily talented artists. YOU help select the winner, who then heads to Italy to compete for the ultimate operatic prize. The Finals will again be incorporated into Operafest
 Dinner: For dinner we'll enjoy a delightful meal at one of Logan's wonderful restaurants.
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Breakfast/Opera Class/Lunch/Free Time/Dinner/Lyric Theater Performance
(Wednesday, July 16)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (eggs, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.
 Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season.
 Lunch: Lunch will be held at the Taggart Student Center located next to the University Inn.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at the University Inn.
 Evening: Tons of Money: Performed by the Lyric Theater Company, downtown Logan. This spirited farce follows a broke inventor who inherits tons of money, only to discover that he won't see a penny due to massive debt. He hatches a brilliant idea--fake his own death, resurface as cousin George, claim the fortune and skip out on his creditors. This hair brained scheme spirals out of control in this comical masterpiece.
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Breakfast/Opera Class/Lunch/The Student Prince/Dinner/Lyric Theater Performance
(Thursday, July 17)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (eggs, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.
 Morning: Opera and music classes will be offered in the morning in University Inn Conference Room 507. Instructors will bring to life the magical history of the composers, the stories and themes behind the operas featured in Utah Festival Opera's Season.
 Lunch: Lunch will be at the Taggart Student Center located next to the University Inn.
 Afternoon: THE STUDENT PRINCE By Sigmund Romberg- It's 1860 in the mythical kingdom of Karlsberg and the young heir Karl Franz is bored with royal life. He flees Karlsberg with his tutor Doctor Engel, to visit the university town of Heidelberg, his head filled with stories of Dr Engel's youth. Incognito, he falls in love with young Kathie, but he's still a prince and when the news of his father's death reaches him, Karl must decide on his future. The Student Prince is an American theatre classic.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at one of Logan's charming downtown restaurants.
 Evening: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Performed by the Lyric Theater Company, downtown Logan. The fast-paced, witty, irreverent comedy is one of the funniest musicals every written. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested comedies of ancient Rome to the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. A comedy tonight!
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast/Backstage Tour/Lunch/Free Time/Dinner/Vanessa
(Friday, July 18)
   
 Breakfast: Continental Breakfast (eggs, coffee, tea, juice, pastries/breads, fresh fruit) in University Inn Room 518.
 Morning: We will attend a backstage tour where we'll learn the history and tour the Ellen Eccles Theatre and the Dansante Building.
 Lunch: Lunch will be at the Taggart Student Center located next to the University Inn.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a musical performance at the Logan Tabernacle, downtown Logan.
 Dinner: Dinner will be at one of Logan's charming dowtown restaurant. Enjoy a small-town atmosphere during a delightful evening of great food and great company!
 Evening: VANESSA By Samuel Barber- Vanessa has waited 20 years for the return of her beloved Anatol. He finally appears, but it's not her beloved – it's his son who bears the same name. In true opera fashion a love triangle ensues between the younger Anatol, Vanessa, and her niece Erika. Soon an engagement is announced, but will unforeseen circumstances unhinge everything? Don't miss this timeless classic that won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for music. .
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast w/ the Stars/Free Time/Lunch/Les Miserables/Closing Dinner/Oklahoma!
(Saturday, July 19)

Note: Bring you passport to the closing dinner to get a Utah State Sticker!



   
 Breakfast: We will join Michael Ballam & UFO Stars in the open-air Café Des Artistes for a charming breakfast and a lively discussion of the season.
 Morning: Enjoy a stroll through the Cache Valley Growers Market located in beautiful Willow Park.
 Lunch: We will eat lunch at a cozy local restaurant downtown.
 Afternoon: LES MISÉRABLES By Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil- Convict Jean Valjean serves 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Haunted by his past – and the police chief Javert – Valjean becomes a successful businessman and the mayor of Montreuil. What is the worth of a soul? Can a man find redemption? Les Misérables explores these themes with "Do You Hear the People Sing" and "I Dreamed a Dream." Featuring a full orchestra and MET Grammy Award winner Patrick Miller as Jean Valjean, Utah Festival's Les Misérables is must-see musical theatre. It's your last chance to see it before it heads back to Broadway.
 Dinner: Closing Dinner at a restaurant in downtown Logan.
 Evening: OKLAHOMA! By Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II- "There's a bright golden haze on the meadow" are the first words Oscar Hammerstein wrote and sent to Richard Rodgers to put to music, beginning the greatest collaboration in musical theatre history. The work would be called Oklahoma! and it changed musical theatre forever. Never before had a musical integrated book, music, and dance. It would go on to break every Broadway record, running for more than five years. Seventy years later it still resonates with romance and suspense because basic human values and dreams never change.
   
Accommodations: University Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast Cookout/Checkout
(Sunday, July 20)

Note: Check out is at noon.



   
 Breakfast: Finish off an incredible week of magical music and opera with a breakfast cookout. Mingle with new found friends and reminisce on the lovely experiences of the past week.
 Afternoon: Check-out time is at noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Logan, UT Cache Tourist Council
800-882-4433
  City of Logan
Located at 255 North Main, Logan, UT. Phone: 425-716-9000 For additional information, visit www.ci.logan.ut.us
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