International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival
The association brings together members from the USA and the United Kingdom who support and wish to [...]
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
MAKE OPERA MORE ACCESSIBLE
ENHANCE THE FESTIVAL’S INTERNATIONAL DIMENSION
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
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 [...]