This trip has been canceled.
Following the guidelines set by government and public health officials, Bard College and the Fisher Center will not be able to present SummerScape and the Bard Music Festival as initially programmed. All students registered for this trip will be notified and given the option to transfer to another trip or receive a full refund.
Register by June 29!
Idealism and treachery, honor and betrayal collide in King Arthur, a rich lyrical opera by French romantic composer Ernest Chausson. First premiered in 1903, this opulently scored work lays bare the tragedy of King Arthur’s betrayal at the hands of his queen Guinevere and his trusted knight Lancelot. Chausson’s musical style for his only opera was heavily influenced by the works of Richard Wagner, particularly Tristan und Isolde and Parsifal. The Bard Music Festival is one of the most highly anticipated performing arts festivals in the country. Leon Botstein conducts The American Symphony Orchestra for this performance at the Fisher Center located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, the Fisher Center opened in April 2003; it took three years to build, at a cost of more than $62 million. En route, enjoy an enlightening lecture on the artistry and music of this opera with Michael Cascia.
Guide: Michael Cascia
Wednesday, July 29
Depart: 8 am; return: 7 pm
Includes tour, reserved orchestra seating, lunch, bus transportation, and gratuities.
Photo by Peter Aaron