Opera Play, the new free application of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, is all about learning whilst having fun. It is available for downloading now from stores ( Google Play and App Store ) ! Designed and produced by Sonic Solveig , in partnership with DRAC [...]
SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES: UP TO 15% DISCOUNT!
Subscription offers 2 benefits: an exclusive one-week reservation period for subscribers only (from January 29 to February 4) and a 10% discount for three operas and up to 15% discount for four and more operas. Subscriptions are available for any booking of three or more operas in plus [...]
SINGING THE LOVE OF ORFEO & MAJNUN WITH THE MP2018 ARTISTIC TOOLKIT !
Next July, the Festival d’Aix will be presenting Orfeo & Majnun, an international project consisting of a participatory urban walkabout followed by a free open-air opera, in a co-production with seven European partners. In preparation for the event [...]
Aliénor Dauchez or the spirit of a generation
Engineer, visual artist and stage director, Aliénor Dauchez trained with Giuseppe Penone, Gregor Schneider, Sacha Waltz, Anna Viebrock and Heiner Goebbles. In July 2017, she was part of the Opera Creation Workshop of the Aix-en-Provence Festival, directed by the British staged director [...]
Join one of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s programmes!
Are you a young musician from the Mediterranean? Would you like to get a high-level training while benefiting from the presence of the prestigious artists at the Festival d'Aix? Apply to the auditions and let your talent shine! The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) organised training [...]
The 2017 HSBC Laureates are...
Selected among the most promising artists of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, six new young talents have now been named 2017 HSBC Laureates. They are under 30, French, Italians, Latvians, Polish, the 2017 HSBC Laureates are: Catherine Trottmann (mezzo-soprano), Paul-Antoine Benos-Djian ( [...]
OperaVision, the new online destination for Opera!
Live broadcasts, full length opera streamings, selections of the most beautiful opera arias, animated films and interactive cartoons on opera and its rich repertoire of four centuries, documentaries, interviews, reports, OperaVision is the new streaming platform bringing you [...]
Dmitry Tcherniakov was elected "Director of the Year" by Opernwelt for Carmen
The German magazine unveiled last Friday the list of winners of its awards rewarding the personalities who marked the lyrical scene this year. The members of the jury, composed of fifty independent European and American music critics, awarded Dmitri [...]
Thank you all!
A huge thank you to all spectators, artists, technicians, partners and journalists! We are delighted to have shared with you this 69th edition of Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, which finished on 22nd July with the closing concert of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée. [...]
Programme of the 2018 Festival d'Aix: a year of celebrations
In 2018 the Festival d'Aix will celebrate its 70th anniversary, the 20th anniversary of the Académie and the 10th anniversary of Passerelles (the Festival's educative and community activities). Discover the opera titles of this anniversary programme!
THE MOZART RESIDENCY: A UNIQUE VOCAL EXPERIENCE!
Since the curtain was first raised on the Festival d’Aix, it has always featured Mozart! The Mozart residency of the Académie du Festival d’Aix, which is part of the enoa’s Young Opera Makers programme, is a special opportunity for singers and [...]
FABRIZIO CASSOL TAKES UP HIS SUMMER QUARTERS IN AIX
World music fans will be pleased to hear that the Belgian composer and saxophonist Fabrizio Cassol is taking up his summer quarters at the Festival d’Aix, for a series of events.
Join us after dark at the Théatre de l’Archevêché on Sunday 9 July for [...]
Dmitri Tcherniakov shines light on Carmen
This is a much anticipated event in the 2017 lyrical summer: one of the greatest stage directors of our time is revisiting the most famous opera – Dmitri Tcherniakov tackles Carmen . Rumours are already flying, the buzz is intensifying. How will the Russian artist, who won over [...]
Cancellation of the public rehearsal of Erismena
The air conditioning unit of the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume is unfortunately out of operation and the temperature inside the theater is not suitable for the audience. Regretfuly, the public rehearsal of Erismena scheduled on Friday 16 June at 10am is cancelled.
Eivind Gullberg Jensen will conduct The Rake's Progress in place of Daniel Harding
Further to a wrist injury, Daniel Harding, conductor of the Orchestre de Paris, is obliged to cancel his participation in Igor Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. An experienced opera conductor, the Norwegian Eivind Gullberg Jensen recently [...]
Bernard Foccoulle receives Leadership Award at International Opera Awards
Bernard Foccroulle, General Director of the Festival d'Aix, has received the Leadership Award during the fifth edition of the International Opera Awards, organized on 7 May 2017 at the London Coliseum. Each year, this award distinguishes the best artists and professionals in the world [...]
AIX EN JUIN 2017
Prelude to the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, AIX EN JUIN proposes, for its 5th edition, an ambitious and creative program intended for the greatest number. Free or low cost events, accessible with a €15 PASS (free for the under-30s), which also allows you to attend all the public events [...]
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 [...]