MUSIC

Enjoy a trip immersed in music, inspired by Euterpe, the Muse of flute-playing. Her name means 'well-pleasing' in ancient Greek, derived from 'to please (terpo)'.  

TARAS' TIPS:

“Explore the connections between mythology and ancient Greek and Roman civilisation with the music of the Baroque and Romantic periods in Europe, giving rise to opera and the masterpieces of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.  Read and learn all about the stories behind the music in the inspirational settings of Rome or London.”

Discover the history behind Mozart's classically-inspired operas, such as Apollo and Hyacynthus, Il Sogno di Scipione or Lucio Silla, before attending a performance during your trip, at an opera house of your choice.  

ITALY

The Amphitheatre of Verona

Begin your exploration of opera by travelling to Naples and visiting Teatro di San Carlo. Then take advantage of your time in the area by heading to the plethora of sites that date back to Greek and Roman times, from Pompeii and Herculaneum to Vesuvius and the Flavian amphitheatre.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

CLASSICALLY INSPIRED THEMES IN OPERA

STOP ONE

Delve into the History of Opera

Travel to Naples to begin your exploration into the history of opera with a performance at the Teatro San Carlo. Whilst you're there, why not visit historical Greek and Roman sites such as Pompeii and Herculaneum?

STOP THREE

Visiting Roman Amphitheatres

Verona provides the spectacular setting of an open-aired, Roman amphitheatre, and choosing this option allows you to split your time with Venice or Milan.

STOP TWO

Visit Naples...
or Rome?

Spend another day in the Bay of Naples (which boasts two of the three largest amphitheatres in the world), or move on to the eternal city of Rome, offering a spectacular ancient setting to operatic performances at the Baths of Caracalla.

STOP FOUR

Experiencing life in 
Verona

Verona is renowned for its charm, food and wine and Milan for La Scala, the Duomo and for being one of the fashion capitals of the world.

“I have been taking or sending students on trips with Antonio since 2011. Antonio’s philosophy of educational travel with authentic cultural connections is what make his trips stand apart from the others.”

— Ann, Teacher —

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