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, the importance of intercultural dialogue with Shirley Apthorp and opera in a globalized world with Anton Fleurov. These dialogues show that opera has its place in today's society by opening up to creation, audiences, cultures and the world. They draw the outlines of an artistic form that is vitally important when it echoes contemporary issues. Introduced by Martin Crimp, these interviews show that opera is alive and well.
AN ACTES SUD WORK AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL BOUTIQUE AND BOOKSTORE AS OF JULY 4th (€20)