New York

The Chautauqua Experience: An Opera Extravaganza

Experience culture and music in Chautauqua, where you’ll enjoy daily lectures, hear renowned opera performances and go backstage to speak with musicians and industry professionals.
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Program No. 23447RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in an all-arts experience at America's foremost festival of the mind and spirit. The Chautauqua Opera features talented young artists developing under the leadership of master teachers and guest stars. Expert lectures prepare you for three outstanding performances by the opera company. Enjoy all of the programming, classes, and lectures available during the Chautauqua Institution's world-famous summer festival! Transfer available at added cost.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Shuttle service to classes and entertainment are available.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy tickets to three seasonal opera productions: “Tosca”, “Thumbprint” and “The Mother of Us All.”
  • Attend special pre-opera lectures to put the performances in perspective.
  • Enjoy unlimited festival access with a week-long gate ticket to programming in the amphitheater and other venues.

General Notes

Airport transfer at added cost.
Featured Expert
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Ned Canty
Ned Canty has been the general director of Opera Memphis since 2011. In an effort to make opera more accessible, he revamped the company's schedule, creating the spring Midtown Opera Festival and the autumn "30 Days of Opera" series of free performances. In addition to directing productions across the United States, he has directed in Canada, China, Israel and Italy, and worked as an actor and stuntman. Ned lives in Memphis with his wife and dogs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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