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)'.
“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.
The Amphitheatre of Verona
SCROLL THROUGH SOME OF THALIA'S SUGGESTIONS
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 INSPIRED BY EUTERPE
CLASSICALLY INSPIRED THEMES IN OPERA
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?
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.
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.
Experiencing life in
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.
Ancient Greek Comedy: Aristophanes
The ancient playwright Aristophanes was the first political and social critic, using comedy and drama to relay his message. This experience is based in Athens, using one or more of Aristophanes’ plays as the inspiration for visiting sites around the city connected with the political and social satire prominent in his comedies.
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