Castell Son Claret in Mallorca launches its fifth annual programme of exclusive opera evenings this summer. The tranquil luxury retreat welcomes three acclaimed opera acts for a series of intimate alfresco performances within the beautiful gardens of the former castle.

The series begins on 8th July with the Soloists of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan – the third year this world-famous performing arts school has visited the Castell. Seated under the stars in the hotel's fragrant Arabian gardens, guests will be treated to a magical evening of spellbinding operatics featuring highlights from the Accademia's 2017 programme.

On 29 July, celebrated soprano Sonya Yoncheva performs her summer favourites against the backdrop of the hotel's romantic surroundings. The Bulgarian opera sensation has appeared at prestigious venues worldwide including London's Royal Opera House, where her lead vocals in Bellini's Norma received critical acclaim last autumn.

The series concludes on 18 August with the Young Singers of the prestigious Salzburg Festival. The internationally renowned soloists, who have sung at the Castell every summer since the launch of its exclusive events programme, will perform an eclectic range of pieces including classics and a few surprise numbers.

Tickets to Castell Son Claret's exclusive opera evenings are priced from €195 and include a welcome cocktail reception, wine, soft drinks and a special three-course gala. The chefs of the hotel's Olivera restaurant have devised the menu to incorporate the finest local ingredients and each course will be served in between musical performances from the operatic guests.

A historic nineteenth century former castle just outside the village of Calvía, Castell Son Claret has 38 elegant suites and rooms located in seven buildings.  Surrounded by Arabian gardens and the fragrance of bergamot, grapefruit, orange, rose and jasmine, the rooms have an elegant and contemporary design, many notable for their terrace or gardens and others for their private pools.

Castell Son Claret is located at the foot of the UNESCO protected La Tramuntana mountains, surrounded by a lavish park and gardens in 326 acres of unspoilt nature, giving an unparalleled sense of freedom, access to pure mountain air and spectacular views.  The hotel is home to Zaranda restaurant, which is the only two Michelin starred restaurant in the Balearic Islands. The hotel's abundant gardens provide ingredients for home blended gins in the hotel's bar, as well as personalized spa treatments using almond blossom, lavender and rosemary.