RIVER & MUSIC 2017 - MS ANESHA*****

05. to 15. Juni 2017Passau - Dürnstein - Vienna - Budapest - Mohacs - Belgrade - Tahitotfalu - Esztergom - Bratislava - Melk - Passau
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RIVER & MUSIC CONCERT CRUISE WITH THE MS ANESHA*****

 

FANTASTIC EUROPEAN METROPOLES & EXCLUSIVE MUSICAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

Edita Gruberova, Juan Diego Flórez, Michael Schade, Janoska Ensemble, Wiener Philharmonia Quartett

 

 ATTENTION: LIMITED ALLOTMENT OF CABINS!

MS ANESHA*****

WELCOME ABOARD!

The new Scylla AG flagship offers a tasteful and high-quality ambience in luxurious style. Let yourself be pampered with culinary highlights from sea chefs in our spacious restaurant. The cabins, mostly with French Balcony, lack nothing. Shower/WC, satellite TV with flat screen, radio, telephone, safe, hairdryer, Wi-Fi (surcharge), Nespresso coffee machine and individually regulated air conditioning.

 


• elegant spaces on 4 passenger decks
• stylishly furnished panorama lounge with bar
• panorama Restaurant „Four Seasons“ (single sitting)
• elegant stern bar with outdoor terrace
• atrium lobby with reception
• small boutique and excursions desk
• lift
• internet corner
• sauna
• steam bath
• small gym
• hairdresser
• laundry service
• large sun deck with plunge pool, sun loungers, seating areas
• shaded area and terrace at the fr ont as well as bar ser vice
• small observation deck at the bow
• Wi-Fi (chargeable), depending on the route, disruptions/faults may occur

 


YOUR COMFORT CABIN:

All cabins are situated on the outside, are very comfortable and furnished luxuriously and are approx. 17 m2 (suites approx. 18.5 m2). All cabins on the Orion and Saturn deck with French balcony, on Neptune deck with small windows (cannot be opened). The beds can be optionally set up as double or single beds. Shower/toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV (flat screen), radio, minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, safe, telephone, small daily newspaper, individually controlled air conditioning. Voltage 230 V AC.


TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
Length: 135 m, Width: 11.40 m
Depth: 1.60 m,
Company: Scylla AG, Basel;
sea chefs, Flag: Swiss
Passengers: 180, Crew: 40, Decks: 4

 

 

 

DOWNLOADS

 

Here you can download some important information:

 

- Flyer River & Music 2017

- Travel registration

- Deckplan

 

 

THE HIGHLIGHTS

 

YOU CAN EXPECT:
• World stars of the opera in magnif icent venues (Liszt Academy in Budapest, Mozart Hall at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Kolomani Hall at Stift Melk)
• Experience two different ensembles of the Vienna Philharmonic up-close at chamber concerts aboard your ship
• Limited number of cabins, 400 person maximum group size
• Selected trips to the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bratislava and in the beautiful Wachau, Dürnstein & Melk included (6)

 


THE HIGHLIGHTS

• A solo recital with Juan Diego Flórez in Vienna
• A duet recital with Edita Gruberova & Michael Schade in the Liszt Academy in Budapest
• A solo recital with Edita Gruberova in Melk
• Two chamber music concerts with the Janoska Ensemble on the ship
• Two chamber music concerts with the Wiener Philharmonia Ensemble on the ship
• Six excursions to European cities included
• Meet & Greet with the artists
• Autograph sessions

 

 

YOUR INCLUSIVE RIVER & MUSIC EXCURSION PACKAGE
For this special trip we have put an equally special excursion program together for you. At least six excursions and of course the transfers to the three concerts on land are planned by us and are included in the trip price. Because some programs, special exhibitions or focuses of the individual cities are not yet published for the 2017 season, we ask you to be patient until autumn 2016, so
that we can put together the optimum package for you. We will send you the finished excursion offer during October at the latest. We are focusing on classical music, fine art and wine programs, which will be available for
selection.

 

 

 

SERVICES INCLUDED ON BOARD:
• Cruise in the chosen cabin category
• Embarkation and disembarkation charges, port taxes and lock fees
• Full board (starting with dinner on the first day, ending with breakfast on the last day): Breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner, afternoon coffee/tea, European fine dining.
• Welcome cocktail
• On-board events like folklore/musical performances
• Use of the board facilities such as a sauna and sun loungers
• Small newspaper
• Satellite TV in every cabin (reception dependent on cruising area)
• Tour guided by the team of MS6 & Phoenix Travel

 


RIVER & MUSIC ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON BOARD:
• River & Music upgrade to „fine dining with culinary highlights“ in ship’s restaurant
• Selected table wines for lunch and dinner included
• House Champagne included
• Water in the cabin included

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

arrival/departure to/from embarkation/disembarkation port, personal expenses such as telephone, laundry service, internet, gratuities (not mandatory).
An extra remuneration however, is welcome and internationally customary. Medical treatments, insurance, booking fee.

 

 

 

ROUTE

Day Date Port Country Arrival Departure
Mo 05.06. Passau Deutschland 15.30
Di 06.06. Dürnstein Österreich 07.00 13.00
Di 06.06. Vienna Österreich 18.00
Mi 07.06. Vienna Österreich 17.30
Do 08.06. Budapest Ungarn 09.00 -
Fr 09.06. Budapest Ungarn - 02.00
Fr 09.06. Mohacs Ungarn 13.00 18:00
Sa 10.06. Belgrade Serbien 07.30 -
So 11.06. day on the river Serbien - 01.00
Mo 12.06. Tahitotfalu Ungarn 15.00 15.30
Mo 12.06. Esztergom Ungarn 18.30 19.30
Di 13.06. Bratislava Slowakei 08.30 17.00
Mi 14.06. Passage Wachau Österreich 08.00 11.00
Mi 14.06. Melk Österreich 11.00 15.00
Do 15.06. Passau Deutschland 09.00

ARTISTS

 

Edita Gruberova

 

Edita Gruberova is considered the Slovakian Nightingale. She is among the most successful opera singers of our time. In many interviews she has emphasised the thorny path to her breakthrough. Daughter to a German father and a Hungarian mother, Gruberova spent her childhood near Bratislava. In 1968 the opera star graduated from the Konservatorium as best vocal student of the year. In 1970 she received a contract as soloist at the Vienna State Opera. In order to realise her dream, she made the move to Austria a year later with her husband. Arriving in Vienna, her wish of a successful operatic career did not come true straight away. Edita Gruberova remembers the difficult times and the many critics again and again. But with ambition and strong will, she managed the breakthrough in the West with Zerbinetta in Strauss‘ Ariadne auf Naxos. From then on, Edita was no longer an outsider. In the following years, she conquered the entire Italian repertoire. Among her fans the soprano is also known as the queen of Belcanto. Regarding the secret of her success, Edita Gruberova reveals the following: „My repertoire is not as big as that of some of my colleagues’, who have up to 120 operas. I feel better in the hundredth performance than in the third. It‘s like in life; every time there is something new in it. I now have the feeling that I have arrived at the essence of the character; the technique has already been working by itself for a long time, one does not have to think about individual notes.

 

 

 

Juan Diego Flórez

 

Juan Diego Flórez was born on the 13th January 1973 in Lima. The Peruvian owes his musical talent to his father, Ruben Flórez, a singer. His mother supported him actively in his goals and his musical education. Initially Juan Diego Flórez focused on pop and rock music. Already at a young age he wrote his own lyrics and produced music. In 1989 he won the Peace Festival in Peru,
which was broadcast nationwide. A year later, he landed a place at the Peruvian National Conservatory. The study of classical music influenced the young singer and directed his attention to opera singing. In 1993 Flórez pursued his training in Philadelphia after he received a scholarship there. His encounter with the Peruvian tenor Ernesto Palacio eventually proved to be the turning point. The experienced opera singer offered his support and invited him to joint appearances in Italy. In 1996 he succeeded with Corradino in Matilde di Shabran, the definitive breakthrough of his career. Since then, Juan Diego Flórez has appeared at all the major opera and concert halls around the world. Including the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the opera houses of Los Angeles and San Francisco, the National Opera of Washington, the London Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Wexford Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Paris Opera and many others.

 

 

 

Michael Schade

 

Celebrated as one of the leading tenors of our time, the German-Canadian is a regular guest at the most important opera houses in Europe and North America. As well as at the Salzburg Festival, in Hamburg, New York and Toronto, he can also be heard at, amongst others; La Scala, Covent Garden, in Paris, Barcelona and Amsterdam. The Vienna State Opera, where he could be heard in all Mozart and Strauss roles, appointed him Austrian chamber singer in 2007. He formed a long-standing close cooperation with Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He also devotes himself intensively to concert literature and “Lied” singing and has sung with the leading orchestras under renowned conductors such as Abbado, Boulez, Bychkov, Chailly, Gergiev, Harding, Jansons, Jordan, Mariotti, Muti, Rattle, Thielemann, Ticciati, Welser-Möst and Young, which is documented on numerous recordings. Michael Schade is artistic director of the International Baroque Festival in Melk. Michael Schade will perform together with Edita Gruberova in Budapest. 

 

 

 

 

Janoska Ensemble

 

The Janoska Ensemble was founded by three brothers; Ondrej, Frantisek and Roman, together with their brother-in-law Julius Darvas. The ensemble members come from Bratislava and now live in Vienna. All four musicians were introduced to classical music already at an early age through their highly musical family. Subsequently, they received their first-class musical education at prestigious music institutions under world-renowned masters such as Boris Kushnir, Pavel Vernikov, Peter Čerman and Alois Posch. Ondrej and Roman play violin, Frantisek piano and Julius contrabass. Through numerous appearances as soloists, with their own ensemble and also as members of other highly respected formations, the members are already internationally renowned and sought-after. Not only their talent and family ties unite the Janoska Ensemble, but above all a common musical vision. With their virtuosity and improvisational talent, the musicians span a musical range of popular classical works to original compositions to unique arrangements of genres such as jazz, pop and world music. In their diverse programs they achieve a very striking mixture that constitutes the distinctive ‚Janoska Style‘. The members of the Janoska Ensemble have won awards at numerous international competitions and are considered outstanding musicians of the younger generation. With their broad repertoire and specific arrangements, they inspire music lovers of all genres. It is this stylistic diversity and variety that make the Janoska Ensemble so well worth listening to.

 

 

 

 

Wiener Philharmonia Quartett

 

The ability to shed new light on the familiar is a rare gift. Combine spontaneity, artistic fantasy and imagination, freshness, presence and eagerness to experiment and you get the „Wiener Philharmonia Quartett“. This ensemble was founded in 1996 by Peter Wächter exclusively with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, together with the string trio, string quintet, as well as the Philharmonia Ensemble, enriched with, among other things, wind. They all declare the volition to interpret the compositions of Viennese Classicism and Romanticism. The ensembles thrive on the lifelong experience of the first violinist and his companions, from the inspirational sound of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and its worldfamous conductors, as well as the special Viennese musical interpretations and the many ideas of the members themselves. We would like to give you an extract from the programme in advance. A programme which could not be more fitting on a journey along the Danube: Mozart‘s Serenade „Eine kleine Nachtmusik“, various waltzes, polkas and Galoppe from Johann Strauss father and son and Joseph Lanner are the classic part of this concert series on board the ship. Also Haydn‘s „Emperor Quartet“ can be heard. The melodies in the ear, the landscape in the background - this chamber music, these outstanding artists on board, that is true pleasure!

 

 

SOME INFORMATION

PRE- AND POST TOURS:
Pre- and post tours in Vienna or Munich are available (opera, concert, sightseeing, 5*-hotels)

 


FUEL SURCHARGE :

Depending on the development of fuel prices, fuel and kerosene surcharges can change at any time and must be subsequently charged accordingly. If this happens, we will inform you immediately.

 

TICKET CATEGORIES:
Because the venues for the planned concerts ashore are already confirmed, the seats for your concert experiences on land can already be allocated at the time of booking. According to your cabin category, the ticket categories in the Mozart Hall in Vienna, in the Liszt Academy in Budapest and in the Kolomani Hall in Melk will be determined in advance. The seats will be allocated at the time of booking, depending on the receipt of booking and of course relating to the chosen cabin class. You are very welcome to request seating plans from us or your booking agent or tell us about any personal preferences. We are currently working on the technical solution for the optimisation of seat allocation (subject to change). There is free choice of seats for the events on board.

CATEGORIES AND PRICESper person

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Cat. B - 2-bed (astern)17Neptun 4.935,-
Cat. C - 2-bed17Neptun 5.260,-
Cat. D - 2-bed with French Balcony17Saturn 5.745,-
Cat. E - 2-bed with French Balcony17Orion 5.995,-
Cat. H - single 17Neptun 8.679,-
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