Latvian Ring 2013

The Richard Wagner Society, in co-operation with InBerlin Reisen, is offering another spectacular opera tour to Berlin, Dessau and Riga

THE RING IN RIGA! May 28 – June 10 2013

Per person double room sharing 3770€
Per person single room 4370€
(there will be a minor reduction depending on BPO choices) 

The cost, incl of airfare Leipzig/Riga, airport transfers, 4-star hotels, hotel transfers, some meals, 3-day museum pass in Berlin, excursions in Berlin, Dessau und Riga, lunch at Kungu Rija, dinner in Riga and at Rundale Palace, Farewell evening.

The full itinerary:

Tuesday, May 28

Pick up service airport – Novotal am Tiergarten

Deutsche Oper
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Solist Klaus Florian Vogt
Brahms-Fantasie (Glanert)
Britten, Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No 1

Wednesday, May 29

Day trip – Gardens of The World including the gardens of China, Japan, Bali and Korea, the Orient, the Karl Förster Perennial , the Christian and the Italian Renaissance.

Berlin Philharmonie 29th and 30th
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
Boulez Notations (Selection)
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in


Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal:
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Soloist Murray Perahia
Beethoven Overture Coriolan
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E flat

Thursday, May 30

3 hour tour of Berlin by river boat.
Hotel transfers

Konzerthaus, Kleiner Saal
Konzerthaus Orchestra
Conductor: Sayako Kusaka,
Telemann Concerto for 3 Violins, 3 Oboes and Basso Continuo in B Major
Vivaldi Concerto for Bassoon and Basso Continuo in E Minor RV 552 (eco in lontano)
Biber Battaglia a 10 in D
Bach Brandenburg Concerto Nr 1 in F Major BWV 1046


Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
Boulez Notations (selection)
Bruckner Symphony No. 7 in E

Friday, May 31

Konzerthaus, Grosser Saal

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Grosser Saal
Hotel transfers

Conductor: Marek Janowski
Soloist: Radu Lupu

Grieg Aus Holbergs Zeit, Suite for String Orchestra
Britten Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge for String Orchestra
Mozart Concerto for Piano and Orchestra B, KV 595

Saturday, June 1

Daytime at leisure

Komische Oper
Hotel transfers

Ligeti Le Grand Macabre

Sunday, June 2

Coach to Dessau (Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold )
Visit to the the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz, Unesco World
Heritage where “Gardeners, painters, philosophers, poets! Go to Wörlitz!” according to Belgian writer and diplomat Charles Joseph de Ligne (1735-1814).

Anhaltisches Theater:
Jules Massenet: Esclarmonde

Monday, 03 June 2013

Dessau-Hotel Check Out
Coach to Leipzig / flight via Frankfurt to Riga
Riga Radisson Blu Elisabete

Tuesday, June 4

Guided city tour by coach and city walk

Latvian National Opera Riga: Das Rheingold
Followed by a glass of wine and antipasti snack at the hotel
Hotel transfers

Wednesday, June 5

Riga by river boat with lunch or visit the Blackheads House with lunch at nearby Restaurant

Latvian National Opera Riga: Die Walküre
Hotel transfers

Thursday, June 6

Day trip to Sigulda and Cesis, historical places at the Gauja National park
Lunch at Kungu Rija
Dinner at Riga restaurant with classical background music or concert at the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra at the Great Guild
Hotel transfers

Friday, June 7 2012

Daytime at leisure

Latvian National Opera Riga: Siegfried
Hotel transfers

Saturday, June 8

Morning at leisure; afternoon coach trip to Jurmala-Bauska-Rundale to soak up atmosphere and the spa town of Jurmala; enjoy the picturesque scenery of historic Bauska castle and the Rundale Palace ensemble, one of the most outstanding monuments of Baroque and Roccoco architecture in Latvia.

Dinner at the castle
Return to hotel 23:00

Sunday, June 9

Daytime at leisure
Latvian National Opera Riga: Götterdämmerung
Followed by a farewellglass of wine and antipasti snack at The hotel after the opera
Hotel transfers

Monday, June 10


Air transportation from Riga can be arranged through / Andreas Gasterich / + 49 30 23 63 53 53


As there are only four tickets for Berlin Philharmonic in the lower price range, the total price for those who chose this option will be 3740,00 € (double room) and 4340,00 € (single room).      

If you need air transportation to Berlin and back home from Riga or if you have any queries, please contact Andreas Gasterich directly by phone: + 49 30 23 63 53 53 or by email: 

On acceptance of the offer, a deposit of 20% of the total amount is requested immediately. The remaining amount will be due four weeks prior to the date of travel. General Terms and Conditions apply at