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31 October 2017, 11:00

See La Bohème at Puccini Festival during Saga Sapphire’s opera-themed sailing

Opera fans can see a performance of La Bohème at the Puccini Festival during Saga Sapphire’s A Musical Mediterranean sailing next summer.

Saga Sapphire moors overnight in Livorno, Italy, and guests can take an optional excursion to enjoy the opera at the open-air festival in Torre del Lago, on the beautiful shores of Lake Massaciuccoli.

It is said that Giacomo Puccini cried after composing the final scene of Le Bohème in 1896. It is one of the world’s most adored operas, where Mimi the Bohemian seamstress, her poet lover Rodolfo and their destitute Parisian friends capture the pain and pleasure of young love.

The 19-night sailing also features tours to sites associated with Puccini including the Duomo where four generations of Puccini's forebears were organists, and the Church of San Michele in Foro where Puccini was a chorister.

Torre del Lago was Puccini’s favourite haunt and guests can also visit his summer villa which is now a museum.

Back on board 700-guest Saga Sapphire the theme continues with singing lessons and performances, a ‘pop-up’ opera and a modern genre of rock opera.

Saga Sapphire also calls into Barcelona, Cartagena, Castellón de la Plana and Ibiza, Spain; Lisbon, Portugal; Monte Carlo, Monaco and Gibraltar.

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19 nights from £3,952 departing from Dover on July 19, 2018. Price includes UK travel package to and from Portsmouth, all meals and entertainment, choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount passenger has own insurance.

Tickets to the opera and excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

Price based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin grade and includes any relevant booking discount. Fare was correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.

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