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Opera experiences that strike a charitable note

Backstage tours and exclusive trips supporting the Royal Opera House

Opera experiences that strike a charitable note

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February 10 2013
Sibéal Pounder

In March, London’s Royal Opera House is throwing open its stage doors for a collection of backstage tours, which will be combined with international opera excursions in collaboration with escorted journey specialist The Ultimate Travel Company. Pegged as “a behind-the-scenes experience to rival the on-stage magic”, the trips will donate around nine per cent of the ticket price to the House, helping to support its productions and provide programmes for new talent.

Those booked on the first trip will explore backstage and view the UK premiere of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin, before heading to Salzburg for three days to take in the opening night of Parsifal and enjoy a private reception with its lead, Johan Botha. Further tours to San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House and St Petersburg’s Rococo Theatre at the Yusupov Palace (as well as the spectacular art collection at The Winter Palace, pictured) are also in the pipeline.

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