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Enjoy top-flight opera and orchestral music in Europe and the United States, or theatre and music in New York. Click on a tour description below for a detailed itinerary and online bookings.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has led more than 80 orchestral music and opera-themed to Europe and the US.
Enjoy performances by leading American orchestras and opera houses, including the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York’s Met Opera.
Dr Matthew Laing is a historian and political scientist with a PhD from the ANU. Matthew leads tours to the United States, Scandinavia and around the Baltic.
Enjoy the best of the Big Apple, including jazz, opera at the Met, Broadway plays, a private visit of MoMA, history and architecture walking tours.
Snow, Christmas markets and fine music abound on our regular Christmas/New Year getaway tour. Includes Christmas in Salzburg and New Year’s Even in Vienna.
Lindy Montgomery taught musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 13 years. A fine soprano, she is a regular soloist with the Sydney Chamber Choir and Pinchgut Opera.
Opera in New York
Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of SA. He has published extensively on the decorative arts and is a regular contributor to Australian Book Review.
Lovers of fine art and music can spend two weeks in London and Paris on this residential style tour. Enjoy the opera and see the winter blockbuster exhibitions.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. A director of Academy Travel, he leads tours mainly to Italy, Asia, the USA and Scandinavia.
Singapore Arts Week 2019
Dr Matthew Laing has a PhD in US politics from the ANU. He has an expert knowledge of New York and a love of the performing arts, especially theatre and music.
Spend two weeks in the world’s most dynamic cultural city. Enjoy seven top performances, with visits to some of the world’s best museums and restaurants.
Stuart Barrie is a director of Academy Travel and has been leading tours to Paris since 1985. Stuart is a social historian with a strong interest in modern European history.
An in-depth look at the culture of the City of Light, from Old Masters to Gehry’s new museum. Stay at a central 4* hotel and enjoy 3 Michelin starred meals.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has designed and led more than 80 performance based tours to Europe and the US
Explore the history of Italy’s opera greats Puccini and Verdi. Travel from Rome to Milan and Turin with Robert Gay on a music tour like no other.
Robert Gay has led over 80 music tours, including to this Metropolitan Opera Ring Cycle in 2012 and Ring Cycles in Munich, Paris and Vienna
Enjoy Robert Lepage’s visually striking interpretation of Wagner’s masterpiece at the New York Metropolitan Opera, with a fine international cast.
Dr Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian who has lectured and written widely on music. Her books include Wagner and Russia and Shostakovich in Context.
Join our annual musical pilgrimage to Germany based around an outstanding line-up of performances by some of the world’s leading orchestras and opera houses.
Amsterdam to Bergen
Enjoy the world's leading opera festivals attending four outstanding performances at the Bavarian State Opera and three unforgettable Glyndebourne operas.
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