The brilliant actor and director Guillaume Gallienne was president of the honorary committee at the Gala organised by the Festival d’Aix at the Hôtel de la Monnaie in Paris on 16 February. Over 150 patrons and representatives from public institutions, including the new Minister of [...]
Discover Simon McBurney's new performance - The Encounter streamed live on Tuesday 1 March
In July 2014 at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Simon McBurney staged an outstanding Magic Flute by Mozart praised by both the audience and the press in France and abroad. Watch his new performance, The [...]
Postponement of the production of Seven Stones
Although ticket sales for the 2016 edition got off to an excellent start, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is obliged to postpone Seven Stones , an opera by Ondřej Adámek on a libretto by Sjón, and initially planned for July 2016.
Despite several factors that [...]
THE FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE MEETS THE BEIJING MUSIC FESTIVAL
On behalf of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and the Beijing Music Festival , Bernard Foccroulle and Long Yu announced today an agreement about a five-year collaboration between the two festivals, from 2016 until 2020.
The partnership will be inaugurated in October 2016 [...]
First outreach training program for singers
As the Festival d’Aix launches its 2016 season, 12 singers from different backgrounds meet in Aix-en-Provence with musician and educator Mark Withers and director Sybille Wilson, to learn how to communicate the keys to their art to different audiences.
Meeting with Christophe Honoré
On 19 January, the stage of the Théâtre de l’Archevêché played host to an exceptional meeting with one of the leading personalities of the Festival d’Aix 2016: Christophe Honoré. This “opera-aperitif” was [...]
Green Days at the Festival d’Aix
In December 2015, the Festival d’Aix demonstrated its commitment to the climate by taking part in Artcop 21 . Continuing its approach to building a positive, sustainable world, two days of the Festival will be devoted to sustainable development: Saturday 9 July and Wednesday 13 [...]
Corporate and individual patrons renew their support for the Festival’s 2016 season
In January 2016, Robin Hambro became one of the Major Donors to the Festival d’Aix, and the Meyer Foundation for Cultural Artistic and Development has stepped up its commitment with a substantial donation to three key projects of this edition of the Festival: Pelléas et Mélisande [...]
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 [...]
Luc Bondy has passed away
It is with enormous sadness that we have learned of the death of Luc Bondy. We have lost a great artist and a dear friend. I had the privilege of inviting Luc Bondy to La Monnaie several times, and to follow his work as an author and director. His productions of Salome [...]
Enjoy the unique experience of an online performance!
Today the Google Cultural Institute launched a new project dedicated to the performing arts, theatre, dance, music and opera. Web users around the world are invited to discover the world of performance from a new angle. The project is being carried out in collaboration with more than 60 [...]
EN ROUTE FOR ARTCOP21
A few weeks before COP21, the world of culture is also preparing to join forces in the fight against global warming. From 30 November to 11 December 2015, Paris will be hosting COP21, the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on [...]
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 [...]
SUCCESSFUL START FOR THE OPENING OF MP2018!
On 14th February, in the heart of Provence, several hundred people celebrated with music the opening of Marseille-Provence 2018 with Festival d’Aix. This large cultural initiative proposes a year of events on the subject of love in relation with the region’s [...]