After her astonishing public masterclass, I could not resist the temptation of putting a few questions to Roberta Ferrari, pianist, continuo player and Italian vocal coach who, as part of the Mozart residency of the Académie du Festival, also wears the “language advisor” cap. From the [...]
The Trio SŌra invited on the morning programme of France Musique
On Monday 11 June the musicians of the Trio Sōra, Pauline Chenais (piano), Magdalēna Geka (violin) et Angèle Legasa (cello) were invited onto the morning programme of France Musique. Interviewed by Saskia de Ville, they spoke about the creation of their trio, their cultural mix and [...]
Culture Num: ask for the program!
You waited for it impatiently? Here it is!
CHECK OUT THE PROGRAM OF CULTURE NUM
For its 5th edition, the Festival d’Aix, in partnership with Audiens, is organising CULTURE NUM which will take place for the first time in the uniquely innovative place, [...]
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. [...]
THE WORLD REFLECTED IN OPERA: FESTIVAL D'AIX-EN-PROVENCE 2007 - 2017 (ACTES SUD)
A birthday book that covers the last twelve years of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and its sixty operatic productions. It is obvious that the Festival d'Aix never favoured a single style or aesthetic- it followed a path of creation and pursued the direction of providing meaning to our [...]
THE OPERA EXPERIENCE- AN ART THAT GIVES MEANING TO THE WORLD (ACTES SUD)
On the 70th anniversary of the Festival, Bernard Foccroulle, director of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (2007-2018), shares his thoughts on opera in four interviews.
Four conversations about the creative force with Chantal Cazaux, urban opera with Sabine de Ville [...]
Aix en juin, from 9 to 30 June 2018
Prelude to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix en juin is proposing, for its sixth edition, a creative and bountiful programme marked by a triple anniversary: the 70 years of the Festival , the 20 years of its Academie and the 10 years of Passerelles, the [...]
Rokia TraorÉ: Representing Dido as a fighter
Dido and Æneas , baroque chef d’oeuvre by the British composer Henry Purcell tells of the romances and rifts of Dido, Queen of Carthage and Æneas, an exiled Trojan. In a concentrated form lasting an hour, a destiny changes course. Yet this destiny, Vincent [...]
AUŠRINĖ STUNDYTĖ: A LUSCIOUS VOICE WITH WHITE-HOT TOP NOTES
Interpreted by Aušrinė Stundytė for the first time in 2016 at the Opéra national de Lyon and then sung for five revivals since, does the role of Renata in The Fiery Angel still reserve a few surprises for this sublime Lithuanian soprano? There is [...]