A Midsummer Night's Dream staged by Robert Carsen caused a stir for its world premiere 25 years ago at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché. Over these years of touring the world, this historic opera production has returned in July 2015 in the Festival d'Aix on the stage where it was [...]
Why support us?
Appointed European Cultural Ambassador in 2013 and named Best Opera Festival in 2014, the first duty of the Festival d’Aix is to"make opera a living experience, an art that gives meaning to the world". The Festival has therefore committed to an approach that involves a clear focus: we want to think of opera as a living art.
FOCUS ON CREATION AND SUPPORT FOR YOUNG ARTISTS
- Encourage creation projects so that the Festival will continue to be a laboratory for 21stcentury opera.
- Invite prominent artists who are creative and visionary, as well as major orchestras in residence.
- Provide young artists with ideal training conditions, so that they can learn about the diversity of their profession and develop lasting links with the Festival.
MAKE OPERA MORE ACCESSIBLE
- Instil a desire to discover opera in a wider, broader audience by means of advocacy activities, outreach work and a greater offer of cheap tickets.
- Encourage and support amateur artistic practice as an individual and collective experience.
ENHANCE THE FESTIVAL’S INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
- Circulate our productions more widely so that the Festival can live on abroad.
- Anchor the Festival in the Mediterranean region and contribute to the dialogue between cultures and traditions.
- Initiate discussions with new partners around the world, to share and enrich our expertise.
Thanks to contributions from companies and individuals, our sponsorship revenues have been steadily increasing since 2006 and, in 2015, now represent approximately 20% of the Festival budget, i.e. €4.3 million. As the main private source of funding for the Festival d'Aix, our patrons and partners play a decisive role in its development.
Festival goers in 2016: 75,526
Occupancy rates in 2016: 97,9% for operas