Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Théâtre de l'Archevêché
3 5 8 10 13 16 18 19 July
Requiem de Mozart – mise en scène Romeo Castellucci – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2019 © Pascal Victor
© Pascal Victor / artcompress
Raphaël Pichon*
Stage Director, Set, Costume and Lighting Designer
Romeo Castellucci
Associate Director and Costume Designer
Silvia Costa
Piersandra di Matteo
Evelin Facchini
Conductor Assistant
Adam Hickox
Pianist and vocal coach
Mathieu Pordoy
Stage Director Assistant
Josie Daxter
Set Designer Assistant
Alessio Valmori
Costume Designer Assistant
Elisabeth de Sauverzac
Associate Lighting Designer
Marco Giusti
Choreography Assistant and Dancer
Amr Karkout
Rémi Bréant, Sébastien Nolly
Siobhan Stagg
Sara Mingardo
Martin Mitterrutzner
Luca Tittoto*
Singing child
Chadi Lazreq (on 3, 8, 10, 16, 19 July) or Elias Pariente** (on 5, 13, 18 July)
Elliot Bussinet, Benedetta Cimadamore, Marie-Estelle de Fougerolles, Simone Gatti, Ana Isabel Gomez Torres, Hinako Maetani, Filippo Nannucci, Hiroki Nunogaki, Agathe Peluso, Igor Prandi, Michelle Salvatore
Senior woman
Jacqueline Cornille
Young woman
Maud-Anaïs Poudra
Little girl
Amélie Genovese
Senior men
Aldo Bernardo, Francis Vincenty, Régis Vignat
Young man
Albert Huline
Mother / Child 1 (on 5, 8, 16, 19 July)
Clémence Murat / Lison Le Breton
Mother / Child 2 (on 3, 10, 13, 18 July)
Marjorie Lemaire / Ethan Lemaire
Chorus and Orchestra
*former artists of the Académie
** member of the Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine
*** from the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower and BNMNEXT, the junior company of the Ballet National de Marseille.

New production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
In coproduction with Adelaide Festival and Theater Basel
With the support of Groupe SNEF through its subsidiary Predict
Score editors: Bärenreiter and Pygmalion

The undersigned recognises that the widow Konstanzia Mozart entrusted to him the Mass for the Dead by her deceased husband; that he proposes to complete from now until the middle of the next Lent, and that he swears at the same time not to leave, copy or give it to any person other than Madame widow.

Joseph Eybler: letter of the 21 December 1791, Vienna

With Mozart, all music is theatre. Symphony, string quartet, serenade… This also holds true for his religious music. Inhabited by this conviction, the bard of the boards Romeo Castellucci and the impassioned Mozartian Raphaël Pichon take hold of the unfinished Requiem by Amadeus in order to make it into a moving theatrical meditation, enriched with numerous barely known vocal pieces. Staged for the first time at the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, the final chef d’oeuvre by Mozart appears not only to be a ritual for the repose of the dead, but also the celebration of the forces of life. Which, through the losses which rhythm the history of the world, continue to stimulate human generations.


    Romeo Castellucci, a "Requiem" to life and to death. Conducted by Raphaël Pichon Mozart's masterpiece made for a perfect opening night at the Festival d'Aix. 

    The mass of the dead becomes an ode to life.

    At Aix, Mozart's Requiem resonates for all the planet. Requiem is, simply, a great moment of poetry. 

    The production of Mozart's Requiem, at the Aix-en-Provence opera festival, is staggering. 
Wednesday 3 July 2019
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Friday 5 July 2019
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Monday 8 July 2019
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Wednesday 10 July 2019
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Saturday 13 July 2019
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Tuesday 16 July 2019
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Thursday 18 July 2019
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Friday 19 July 2019
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Prices: 290€, 200€, 160€, 120€, 80€, 55€, 30€
Young person's tariff: 9€
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Performance available with ticket packages and Premium or Prestige offer

1 hour and 35 minutes without interval

Sung in Latin and German with French and English surtitles