Mighty Munich

Superb Opera Festival


Dear Andrew,

We cannot thank you enough for your excellent arrangements on our recent trip to the Munich Opera Festival.  We were allocated a very comfortable room at the wonderful Hotel Platzl, from which we could see the roof of the National Theatre.  The seats you secured for us at perhaps the most sought-after performance of the entire festival, that of Don Carlo, were superb.  It was an outstanding production and a real privilege to witness such an amazing cast demonstrate their talent not only in exquisite singing, but also in dramatic artistry under innovative stage design and direction.   As an unexpected bonus, on our final evening in Munich we also attended a wonderful, free outdoor performance of Verdi’s Requiem with the orchestra and chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper conducted by Zubin Mehta and starring Rene Pape and Joseph Calleja. 

Aside from the excellent travel arrangements, we would also like to say how much we appreciated the additional personal touches, such as the letter that awaited us on our arrival in Munich and when we returned to the UK.  We will not hesitate to contact you again when we wish to travel to opera events in the future and are already studying the programme for the Munich Festival for 2014!