Classical Italy: The Ultimate Leisurely Opera Lover’s Journey

With hosts Maestro Anthony Barrese and Brent Stevens of KHFM

June 1-12, 2017

Maestro Anthony Barrese has earned accolades as both a composer and a conductor. He is the recipient of the 2007 Georg Solti Foundation U.S. award for young conductors. His original works have won numerous awards, and he is regularly engaged by opera companies in North America and Italy. As Artistic Director of Opera Southwest he has performed Rossini’s Otello with the American staged premiere of the finale lieto, and in 2014 he lead the new World Premiere of Amleto, not heard anywhere since 1871. The 2015-16 season will include a “Return of Rossini” festival at OSW, as well as a production of Norma at Florida Grand Opera.  Learn more about your host Maestro Anthony Barrese at: http://anthonybarrese.com/biography/

Brent Stevens brings you the music you love to wake up to, and to get your morning going… plus news, weather and traffic. You get the Morning Mozart every weekday at 8am. At 9am, grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage and join him for Brent’s Morning Brew… an hour of music you love, and the back story about great musicians, composers, Broadway Musicals and Films.

At various times Brent has been an actor, director, playwright, composer, and orchestra executive. In addition to his job with KHFM, Brent is a Theatre Sound Designer and produces recordings of live music from chamber ensembles to operas. Brent was born and raised in Albuquerque and has been in show business since he starred in Peter Pan at age 11.  Learn more about Brent and KHFM at: http://www.classicalkhfm.com/personalities/brent-stevens/


Expedition Highlights

La Traviata and The Barber of Seville at the historic La Fenice Opera House
La Bohème at La Scala Opera House in Milan
Private Opera Recitals in Verdi’s hometown of Busetto and in Puccini’s Tuscany
Historic Cremona home of Monteverdi and Stradivarius
Wine, cheese & Balsamic tastings with the producers
Tuscan Hill Towns of Lucca and Montecatini
International Museum &Library of Music where Mozart studied & Rossini lived
Uffizi and Accademia Museums in Florence

Trip Facts

11 Days/10 Nights excluding air travel
June 1, 2017 Optional group flight departs Albuquerque, NM
June 2, 2017
Starts in Venice, Italy
June 12, 2017 Ends in Milan, Italy
$5,349.00 per person double occupancy land (21+ guests)

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