Enjoy the performances of Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at Vienna St. Opera as well as Beethoven Symphonies 6 & 7 by the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic at the Musikverein.
- Roundtrip airfare from Chicago included
- Deluxe Accommodations in Vienna and Salzburg
- Sightseeing in Vienna and Salzburg
- Breakfast included daily
- WFMT Host, Carl Grapentine
- Travelex International Escort
- Group Travel Insurance included
Carl Grapentine is the host of the Morning Program on WFMT/ 98.7 FM, Chicago’s Classical Fine Arts Station, weekdays from 6-10 a.m. Carl first joined WFMT in 1986 after thirteen years as the morning host of the classical music station in Detroit.
Carl presents pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Music of the Baroque. He also performs as narrator with the Chicago Pro Musica and hosts concerts for numerous community orchestras and bands. He has been the host for the nationally-syndicated broadcast concerts of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on the WFMT Fine Arts Network, and he hosts the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis each spring.
An alumnus of the University Of Michigan School Of Music, Carl has been the “stadium voice” of the University of Michigan Marching Band for 44 seasons–his voice being heard on national telecasts of sixteen Rose Bowl games and numerous other bowl games. In 2006 he assumed additional duties as the game announcer at Michigan Stadium.
An accomplished conductor and singer, Carl has thirty years of experience as a church music director. Currently he sings in the choir of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL. He has also sung the national anthem for professional and collegiate sporting events at Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, Tiger Stadium, the Pontiac Silverdome, and the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena.
Depart Chicago for Vienna.
Arrive in Vienna – Welcome Dinner that evening.
Tour of city in the afternoon to allow for church in some of the great cathedrals.
Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” at Vienna St. Opera
Beethoven Symphonies 6 & 7–Vienna Philharmonic
“Lucia di Lammermoor” – Donizetti –Vienna State Opera
Bus to Salzburg (Lunch stop in Mondsee)
Free Day – Farewell Dinner and Concert
Return to Chicago.