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"For Love of Opera"Amalfi Coast Tour

July 5 -13, 2016

Tour led by Barbara Jacksier, president of George Mason University’s Friends of Music and Washington DC area HD Live ambassador for The Metropolitan Opera, and her husband, historian Everett Chasen.



Barbara and Ev welcome the George Mason University community and opera lovers everywhere to join them on the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast for a vacation trip you’ll always remember! 



We’ll stay in the charming coastal town of Maiori, Italy, and be honored guests at the 20th annual Amalfi Coast Music & Art Festival. 


You’ll have the opportunity to observe master classes, workshops, and rehearsals involving talented young singers from throughout the world honing their craft in the country where opera is revered above all other art forms; or


You can visit the area’s historic and scenic sites with professional guides including the ruins of Roman Pompeii; the romantic island of Capri; the breathtaking gardens of Ravello; and the architecture of the town of Amalfi itself; or


You can spend your day in a beach chair on your hotel’s private beach or hike between Italy’s most picturesque seaside villages.


Decide on your itinerary for the day as the spirit moves you!


And every evening after dinner (included, along with breakfast, in the cost of the trip), enjoy wonderful concerts in historic churches, under the stars or in historic locations throughout the region.


The Festival’s finale is Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro).  You’ll enjoy dining with and getting to know some of the world’s finest young singers; Professor Patricia Miller, GMU’s director of vocal studies; and other extraordinarily talented educators and musicians.


You’ll have exclusive access to free pre-concert events and presentations on the region’s magnificent art and architecture. Among the lecturers will be Stephen Brown of the Metropolitan Opera and opera instructor Bruce Eisen.


For a small additional fee, you can take classes on Mediterranean cooking, ceramics making, watercolor painting, and basic Italian, to make your stay even more memorable.



Come to Amalfi this July, and enjoy la dolce vita with us!


Your stay includes:

• Superior rooms at gracious hotel with private beach.

• Breakfast buffet and a sumptuous Italian dinner with the artists.

• Daily festival performances in landmark venues.

• Excursions to Pompeii, Capri, Amalfi, Ravello and more.

• Options to sign-up for lessons in Italian, Mediterranean cooking classes.

• Airport transportation and all ground transportation.

• Bilingual tour escort and "on-site" staff available at all times 


See Sample Itinerary



Registration and Payment Information

  • Tour Fee: $3,145 (cost does not include airfare). 

  • Registration: Please fill out the Registration Form - Addtional options with prices are listed on form.

  • To register by mail: Print and fill in the form. Please enclose a check to cover registration fee and deposit. The mailing address is found at the bottom of the form.

  • Online registration: If you wish to pay the fee and deposit online using ACMF's secure system or PayPal, fill in the form and click the "submit" button, following the cues to use your credit card. There is a small administrative fee associated with these services. If you have questions, please contact us.

  • Minimum number: Please note that the tour will not be considered confirmed until a minimum of 10 people have signed up.

  • Payment: Balance of payment will be due upon receipt of invoice, approximately 60 days before departure. Travelers Insurance is strongly recommended.

  • Click here to view our cancellation policy.