Welcome to our Music Lovers Tours & OPERATIF
news, performance video and photos page. 

As many of us are at home, either working or somewhat confined, we'd like to offer you a variety of information and entertainment. There will be previously unseen video performances from OPERATIF and friends, some of our favourite full opera and concert performances, news from our friends and colleagues in Europe and Australia, as well as travel and music news from here and abroad.
We hope you enjoy our new page, which, by nature, is constantly being refreshed and expanded. 


Stewart & Jennifer 


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VIRGIN AUSTRALIA. Lots of news. The company is in administration but future is strong, with 20 'suitors' talking to the Administrators. Velocity points, jobs and Travel Bank vouchers are looking fragile.
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Over the years, our own personally created tours have grown from local musical performance events in the Pacific, to acclaimed 3 week hosted tours to Europe to take in performances and festivals
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ITALY - THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED - 30th May to 25th JUNE 2018


Join us for this special tour to our '2nd-home'.  Enjoy places missed by most travellers to this atmospheric country as we visit Italy’s hidden gems with opera, classical & folk performances along the way. We will never be far from major centres ( for performances ), while enjoying the 'Road Less Travelled'. Please read on for our draft itinerary - still in development, and there will be changes, but you will get the idea!
 
We fly into Dubai ( with stopover ) and then Rome and take the short drive into the Lazio countryside to the gorgeous lakeside town of Bolsena. Here we gather our strength after the flight and then start exploring the incredible Etruscan history of the area in towns such as Tuscania & Tarquinia. The Etruscans were much-admired by the Romans and inspired many of the advances associated with them. After also seeing on eof the great gardens ofItaly, we travel through the Maremma area of Southern Tuscany to a real favourite of ours in the Val D'Orcia - the town of San Quirico d'Orcia. There is much to do in the local area as we take in markets, wineries and charming villages, but on the way we will visit Pitigliano and its unique Jewish architecture. While here, we will enjoy a private performance by a fabulous musical group, who will perform all the great traditional and Neapolitan songs from days gone by.

Our next stop is Puccini's town of Lucca, but on the way we enjoy hill-top towns such as Montepulciano - with views to the whole region.
We also stop in one of Tuscany's best kept secret spots in the Casentino valley: Poppi Castle and the Pieve di San Pietro A Romena where we have a lavish lunch on local specialties incuding game, mushrooms and wild herbs. In Lucca we visit Puccini's home and enjoy a performance of arias and duets - from Puccini - of course. WE will also travel over to Torre del Lago - the lakeside town where Puccini lived and composed for so many years. ( his lakeside house is a Museum to his life ). From Lucca, we move a little way north - not to the over-rated and over-crowded Cinque Terre - but to Pistoia and then the incomparable Sestri Levante on the Italian Riviera. ( pictured above). This is the 'real Riviera', as the Italians enjoy it. We will enjoy drinks on a magnificent hotel terrace overlooking the bay and just soak up the Dolce Vita. From Sestri Levante, we will visit some of the other charming towns of the Riviera region, including Portofino and Camoglie. We will also visit the stunning Abbey of Cervera.

After here, we track across the north to Montagnana where we base ourselves for visits to Ferrara, Padova, Verona and some Palladian Villas before moving on into the Veneto where we stay in the charming walled town of Castelfranco Veneto or Asolo.  Here we visit Valdobbiadene, the home of Prosecco and Conegliano, Vittorio Veneto, Feltre and some of the Ville Bellunesi.

Our final stop is the incomparable 'Seremissima' - Venice, where we stay at our favourite hotel, just a 5 minute walk from San Marco but also so close to La Fenice Opera House ( where we will see a performance ) and the Accademia / Dorsoduro area ( where we will see another performance ), with its artisan shops and cute wine bars - frequented mostly by locals ( we know a few ! ). We fly out direct to Dubai from Venice's San Marco Airport.

Early arrival can be booked to get to Rome before us or an extended stay in Venice ( or elsewhere ) at end of tour also possible.


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