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New York Metropolitan Opera Tour with GD Larry Hancock
May 7 – 13, 2018

In 2018, Creative Travel Arrangers will offer a wonderful trip to the New York Metropolitan Opera, from May 7 – 13, 2018. The operas included on the tour with spectacular casts are Puccini’s Tosca, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliette, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Massenet’s Cendrillon. The tour cost of $5,350 includes round-trip nonstop air flights San Francisco/New York, private transfers, six nights at the first class Empire Hotel, (across the street from the Met and Lincoln Center) a welcome and a farewell reception, three dinners (one at the outstanding Grand Tier Restaurant at the Opera), a luncheon, four operas with orchestra seating, a concert at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, opera talks by OSJ’s GD Larry Hancock, a museum visit, a private guide for a 9/11 Memorial tour to include a VIP entrance to the top floor of the Freedom Tower and city sightseeing.  This tour promises to be a outstanding musical adventure! Deposit ($2,000) is due December 4, 2017. Contact Carol Rabin at
(650) 854-4412 for more information.

Santa Fe Opera Tour with GD Larry Hancock
July 30 – August 5, 2018
Enjoy spectacular performances at the world-acclaimed Santa Fe Opera as Creative Travel Arrangers presents its annual tour to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The tour will appeal not only to music lovers and veterans of opera, but also to those who wish to enjoy the beauty of the Southwest. The tour cost of $3,850 includes round trip air transportation from San Francisco to Albuquerque, transfers to and from Santa Fe, opera transportation, six nights at the first class Inn of the Governors, orchestra seating for four operas, Bernstein’s Candide, John Adam’s Doctor Atomic, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Also included are daily full American breakfasts, a reception, three dinners, opera lectures by OSJ’s Larry Hancock, a Santa Fe Chamber music concert, a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe museum, sightseeing, museum pass, and a backstage tour of Santa Fe’s spectacular opera house. Contact Carol Rabin at (650) 854-4412 for more information.

Christmas and New Year’s in Paris
December 25, 2018 – January 2, 2019

The City of Lights sparkles with extraordinary adornments at Christmas.  Join Opera San José as we visit the legendary Opéra Garnier, Musée dOrsay, VauxleVicomte, and many more. Dine in the storied brasseries and view the great masters of art as only Paris museums can offer. OSJ’s General Director, Larry Hancock, will highlight with stories of the opera in Paris. More…

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