Music at its star-studded best
Musical cruises on board the EUROPA are musical highlights with the creme de la creme of the classical music scene. Together with our partners – the ARD music competition, the German Music Foundation and the Verbier Festival – we present brilliant voices, virtuoso instrumentalists and divine musical ensembles in our MS EUROPA Concert Series.
Some surprises are often thrown in, too, because it is not uncommon for international artists to spontaneously join up – providing you with what can only be described as truly unique concert experiences. It is our particular pleasure once again to announce a star-studded line-up: great artistes such as Juliane Banse, Bo Skovhus, Gautier Capuçon, Thomas Quasthoff, Daniel Hope, Alexander Krichel, Trio di Clarone, Ragna Schirmer and Christiane Karg.
On selected cruises, you can also look forward to concerts in unusual places, such as in amphitheatres where the performance is put on exclusively for our guests or in castles that are normally just museums. Beautiful old libraries may also be transformed into concert venues. And local orchestras put on special performances in renowned concert halls – exclusively for you.
Stella Maris International Vocal Competition
The Stella Maris International Vocal Competition is devoted to finding talented young singers in cooperation with famous opera houses worldwide. In this high-calibre vocal contest, world-famous opera houses recommend their up-and-coming stars, who compete against one another in three concert events on board the EUROPA. The classical headliners of tomorrow demonstrate their abilities in the categories of opera, oratorios and lieder to the star-studded jury and the rest of the audience. The audience choose their personal favourite to receive the generous audience award.
The Stella Maris International Vocal Competition offers our guests a unique opportunity to witness several young singers’ first steps on the career ladder.
Ocean Sun Festival
Since 2007, the EUROPA has hosted an annual classical music festival which combines some of the best international musicians as part of the Ocean Sun Festival on the world’s most beautiful yacht.
The music cruises on the EUROPA take place in conjunction with well-known partners: