Agoda.com celebrates concert season in Berlin
The Berlin Classic Open Air is a string of classical concerts that takes place every year during summer. Featuring a range of different performances, the program this year runs from July 7 to 12 and includes Italian opera and operetta, German opera, and crossover productions that incorporate pop, rock, soul, and jazz.
The site of the Classic Open Air is Berlin’s majestic Gendarmenmarkt. Built in the 17th century, this former marketplace is home to some of Germany’s most stunning architecture and is rightly regarded as one of the most Europe's most beautiful squares. Among its treasures are the much-photographed twin churches of Franzoesischer Dom (French cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German cathedral), and the splendid Konzerthaus, which is home to the Berlin Symphony Orchestra.
To celebrate the anniversary, the comedian Herbert Feuerstein – a drop-out of the Mozarteum University of Salzburg – will present a retrospective incorporating 20 of the event's previous performances. Other highlights include a recital of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, plus performances by Argentinean tenor José Cura and German soprano Barbara Krieger.
Mixing classical music with popular culture, the UK's Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing movie medleys in the Complete James Bond concert. Representing the rock genre, the Scorpions will perform rearrangements of their own hits accompanied by the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. This cross-genre concert will be followed by a fireworks and lightshow extravaganza.
To celebrate the Berlin Classic Open Air's 20th Anniversary, agoda.com's got great deals for travelers at a range of Berlin hotels.
Agoda.com Berlin Classic Open Air Hotel Deals
Eurostars Berlin 5*
Mitte. Rates from US$291 per night. Save 10%. Valid until May 29, 2012.
Axel Hotel 4*
Schöneberg. Rates from US$244 per night. Save 12%. Valid until December 31, 2011.
Berliner Hof 3*
Schöneberg. Rates from US$108 per night. Book at least 7 days in advance and save 12%. Valid until January 6, 2012.
INNSIDE by Melia Berlin 4*
Friedrichshain. Rates from US$84 per night. Book at least 3 days in advance and save 20%. Valid until September 11, 2011.
Angleterre Hotel Berlin 4.5*
Kreuzberg. Rates from US$108 per night. Stay at least 4 nights and save 10%. Valid until December 13, 2011.
Best Western Kanthotel 4*
Charlottenburg, close to U-Bahn. Rates from US$199 per night. Book now – limited rooms left!
Hotel City Gallery Berlin 3*
Schöneberg. Rates from US$80 per night. Book now – limited rooms left!
Hotel Pension Arche 2*
Charlottenburg. Rates from US$86 per night. Book now – limited rooms available!
andel's Hotel Berlin 4.5*
Prenzlauer Berg. Rates from US$202 per night. Book at least 14 days in advance and save 10%. Valid until July 18, 2011.
Park Inn Berlin City West 4*
Wilmersdorf. Rates from US$146 per night. Stay at least 3 nights and save 15%. Valid until May 31, 2012.
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