Arias and ensembles by MOZART and by his contemporaries
The conductor Raphaël Pichon and his ensemble Pygmalion will accompany the rising stars of the Académie du Festival d’Aix for an operatic evening devoted to Mozart and his contemporaries. Coming from the best international training centres, these young singers will come together with the soprano Edith Wiens, the eminent pedagogue who comes from the Juilliard School of New York. For the final concert of their residency they will defend a programme of opera arias and ensembles composed during the Age of Enlightenment and adroitly chosen by Raphaël Pichon. “In souls nobly born, valour does not depend on age!”
In the summer of 1788, Mozart composed a host of works, including a set of three symphonies for which we do not know the name of the commissioner, but which seem to have been wanted urgently. No. [...]
These artists, among the most talented of their generation, have been named the HSBC [...]
A special encounter with the French composer Pascal Dusapin, who will be in charge of the Opera Creation Workshop.
June 26, 2019 at l'Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède in Aix-en-Provence.
The Canadian soprano Edith Wiens, professor at the Juilliard School of New York, will be sharing her experience with the young singers of the Académie du Festival d’Aix.