WE ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT
THE TREAT OF THE TREATS FOR ST NICHOLAS
More than just a weekend of culture, 6 - 8 December 2013
‘La Netrebko’ is coming to Berlin – and we have arranged a weekend which is brimming with supreme performing arts, unique experiences and the delights of pre Christmas flavours. Above all, everything revolves around the celebrated diva's performance in Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ - officially long sold out except …….
Friday, 6 December 2013 from 4.30pm
The prelude on this St Nicholas Day is an enthralling visit to the Berlin State Ballet and Tchaikovsky's masterpiece 'The Nutcracker' ... with a rare and personal introductory talk by director Vladimir Malakhov himself. In his own private 'Foyer de la danse', he will reminisce about his early encounters with the music of the most celebrated of all ballet composers whilst the stage-set around us is gradually transformed into a delightful and tempting Christmas market; enjoy roast chestnuts, delicate patisserie, prickling Champagne and cookies ... Thus fortified, we look forward to the eagerly awaited new production of this quintessential Christmas classic, a tender homage to the great tradition of the Russian school - opulent, colourful and simply divine!
Saturday, 7 December 2013 from 5pm
The day is all yours ... for a stroll through the festively illuminated streets and avenues of Berlin or maybe a visit to the Museum Island ... Then, after a sumptuous 3 course meal prepared in the kitchens of our QUADRIGA restaurant, ‘Il Trovatore’ by Giuseppe Verdi awaits with the incomparable Anna Netrebko as Leonora and Placido Domingo as Luna, under the baton of none less than Maestro Daniel Barenboim leading the Staatskapelle Berlin. A passionate tempest of emotions performed by these legendary voices, this exceptional operatic treat is the unforgettable highlight of your exclusive cultural weekend. The evening finds its fitting conclusion at the BRANDENBURGER HOF winter garden with a selection of exquisite unpasteurised cheeses, petits fours and chocolates.
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