Ciao, Opera Mavens. Some exciting opera travel opportunities coming up:

Travel with Carol Rabin to the Met (4 operas) and SantaFe (4 operas)


Metropolitan Opera, April 24 – 30, 2017

Santa Fe Opera, August 1 – 6, 2017


Creative Travel Arrangers, [tel: (650) 854 4412 – email:

Travel with Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel to Italy (2 operas), France, and Spain (1 opera).

Mediterranean Island Escapes: Italy, France, & Spain Group Cruise With three operas: Tosca ~ Il Trovatore ~ Nabucco, July 22 to August 5, 2017

This OPERA group sailing aboard the 690 passenger Azamara “QUEST” offers complimentary spirts, wine and beer, gratuities, shipboard credit, four specialty dinners and unlimited WiFi. You will have a unique opportunity to combine two back-to-back cruises: July 22-29, 2017 (Rome to Barcelona) plus July 29 to August 5, 2017: (Barcelona to Rome), with an overnight in Barcelona where you can see Verdi’s Il Trovatore.

Ports of call: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy ~ Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy ~ Portofino, Italy ~ Monte-Carlo, Monaco ~ Saint-Tropez, France ~ Marseilles (Provence), France ~ Barcelona, Spain ~ Ibiza, Spain ~ Palma De Mallorca, Spain ~ Mahon, Menorca, Spain Bonifacio, Corsica, France ~ Portoferraio, Elba, Italy ~ Livorno (Florence & Pisa), Italy Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Opera In Barcelona:

Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, July 29, 2017, Barcelona, Gran Teatre del Liceu

Two Operas In Rome:

Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi, August 5, 2017 In Italian, and surtitled in English

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, August 6, 2017 In Italian, & surtitled in English

Roma, Terme di Caracalla, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Your hosts will be San Francisco’s very own: Tom Taffel & Bill Repp, For more information, please e-mail Tom at: or telephone (415) 566-7673 or visit: Tom’s Group Cruises.