Posted March 20, 2012

It seems that the tour operators are hungry for business now that they have been shut out of Bayreuth.  Wagner Society members who might have wished to go to Bayreuth are now looking for other ways to spend their summer.

The Wagner Society of Northern California has been contacted by several tour operators with offers of RING trips in 2012 and beyond. One such tour operator is HAT Tours which has been around for quite some time.  HAT has several openings for their July trips to see the Bayerische Ring in Munich – July 2 through 9. Kent Nagano leads the star-studded cast featuring Katharina Dalayman and Nina Stemme sharing the role of Brünnhilde, Klaus Florian Vogt as Siegmund and Steven Gould and Lance Ryan sharing the role of Siegfried.

This is a luxury tour which offers orchestra level premium seating, deluxehotel accomodations, small group size and sight-seeing trips.

Below is the contact information. Should you book with HAT, please let them know you are a  member of the Wagner Society of Northern California. The tour operator will make a donation to the Wagner Society if you book the tour. or phone toll free 1 (800) 472-4448

photo courtesy of Bayerische Staatsoper