Trio in Vienna

AV, East Sussex

Hello Mr. Blair.The Vienna trip was a great success.

Flights all on time, and the seats at the Statsopera were great.

The Frau Ohen Schatten was the highlight. Great production and very well sung and played.The Chenier again was well sung,especially Netrebko. The production was a rather an old fashioned affair which didn't look as if it had had a director in charge of it for many years. Stand at front of stage with wide open arms and just sing, but as I said exciting singing. Manon updated to the 1950s.No real sets all done with projections, some scenes very effective. The singing was ok Im not a big fan of Flórez other than in florid Rossini, but his fans of course adored him. Our hotel is  somewhat old fashioned but the rooms were very large, almost an appartment and the staff some of the most helpful and friendly in any hotel/pension I have stayed in.It is of course only a 5 minute walk to the Statsoper. So we found in very convenient. If any of your clients want to stay somewehere close to the opera and don't want the usual minamalist ultra-modern I can very much recommend it.  Thanks once again for arranging this tour which was most enjoyable.