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 [...]
Thank you all!
Many thanks to the audience, the artistes, technicians, partners and journalists! We are happy for having shared with you this 68th Festival d'Aix-en-Provence which has ended on 20th July with the closing concert of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra and its tour in Marseilles, Italia, [...]
Discover the programme of the Festival d'Aix 2017...
Pinocchio - Philippe Boesmans Musical direction : Emilio Pomarico Libretto and stage direction : Joël Pommerat
Carmen - Georges Bizet Musical direction : Pablo Heras-Casado Stage direction and stage design : Dmitri Tcherniakov [...]
Rameau, a regular guest at the Festival d'Aix
Since the second half of the 20th century, the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence has been pleading for valuing the French baroque repertoire, especially through the rediscovery of Jean-Philippe Rameau's operas. Short retrospective of the composer's appearances at the Festival... [...]
Orchestra life: the FBO at the Festival d'Aix
For the third and final year of their residence at the Aix Festival, the musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester will be putting their period instruments at the service of Così fan tutte , the most played opera in the Festival's [...]
Words of a Jazzman
Jazzman, saxophonist, improviser, Raphaël Imbert is also an explorer of the past and contemporary music. On the occasion of its carte blanche at the Festival d'Aix, this exceptional musician will present this year a wide range of different projects suiting the eclecticism of his [...]
Sabine Devieilhe, as Beauty in Aix-en-Provence
Sabine Devieilhe played Serpetta in Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera in 2012. She’s back at the Festival d’Aix this year as Beauty in Handel’s Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno. Let’s meet the amazing young French coloratura soprano.
What does [...]
The Festival d’Aix on the airwaves
There is nothing like living the Festival's experience in Aix-en-Provence - no doubt about that. But if you ever cannot come to Aix, the TV and radio waves will make the Festival come to you! Throughout July, live and pre-recorded broadcasts will be offered, to enable as many people as possible [...]
Pierre Audi to be appointed General Director of the Festival d’Aix as of September 1, 2018
In agreement with the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Board of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence chaired by Bruno Roger has unanimously appointed this day Pierre Audi as General Director for a 5 year mandate as of September 1, 2018 which coincides to be the expiration [...]
Leah Hausman: The flying body coach
It all started in 2011. British choreographer and director Leah Hausman was asked to stage La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart at the Festival. She was then invited to run a workshop on movement as part of the Mozart residency. It was an instant hit. She’s taken part every year [...]
From Cape Town to Aix-en-Provence
From the townships of Johannesburg to the Berlin Philharmonic after Perth, Munich and Barcelona, the Cape Town Opera Chorus will make a stopover at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence this summer. A focus on this unique chorus.
There are twelve of them. 6 women [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]