A huge thank you to all spectators, artists, technicians, partners and journalists! We are delighted to have shared with you this 70th anniversary of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, which finished on 24th July with the closing performance of The Magic Flute by Mozart in the [...]
2019 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
The 2019 edition of the Festival will be the first of Pierre Audi 's term, its new Director. Taking place from 3 to 22 July 2019, the programme which he has entirely put together will be made up of five works, all of which will appear in the programme of the [...]
Festival d'Aix 2018 is all over the press!ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
OPERA TODAY - Michael Milenski Katie Mitchell brilliantly brokered this Von Hofmannstahl / Strauss dispute by pulling it all together into one totality. The Aix Festival is famed for its casting sophistication, and this Ariadne [...]
Seven Stones wins the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera
SEVEN STONES , an opera production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence making its world premiere this summer in Aix, wins the FEDORA - GENERALI Prize for Opera for new lyric creations of excellence amounting to €150000.
This innovative opera, written by [...]
MEDINEA SELECTED BY CREATIVE EUROPE!
Creative Europe (the European Union Program for the Cultural and Creative Sectors) has just selected Medinea [MEDiterranean Network for Emerging Artists] as part of a call for transnational cooperation projects linked to the Année européenne du patrimoine culturel 2018. [...]
Passerelles partners meet up with the 2019 programme!
On Thursday 22 November, Passerelles invites all its partners to attend the presentation of the 2019 edition in the presence of Pierre Audi, Director General of the Festival d'Aix. This event will be an exclusive opportunity to discover and explore the themes of the [...]
Death of Montserrat CaballÉ
Festival d’Aix, summer of 1980. Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé triumphs in the title role of Rossini’s Semiramide in a cast that unites the cream of bel canto , including Marilyn Horne and Samuel Ramey. The Catalan diva was at the height of her skills and her fame. This [...]
Tribute to Trisha Brown
It was with immense sadness that we learned of the death of Trisha Brown. The Aix Festival played host to this immense artist on several occasions: her staging and choreography of Monteverdi’s Orfeo made a huge impression in 1998 and, after a triumphant tour of Europe and America, it [...]
In tribute to Pierre Boulez
It was with great emotion that we learned of the death of Pierre Boulez. His outstanding personality made a profound impact on the musical life of the post-war period. Pierre Boulez was a composer, conductor, music theorist and educator, but he also made his mark in the field of cultural policy [...]
Meeting with Bassem Akiki, Conductor
The curtain will very soon be rising on the first French performance of Orfeo & Majnun , a European participative opera which is accessible to everybody: a few words from Bassem Akiki, Conductor of the wonderful project which will take place on [...]
PARADE[S], DISCOVER THE PROGRAMME OF 24 JUNE!
The big day is coming! On Sunday, 24 June, the Cours Mirabeau of Aix-en-Provence welcomes PARADE[S], a festive and participatory event, a genuine prologue to the opera Orfeo & Majnun! This European project, which was conceived by Airan Berg and [...]