Midis du Festival — Le spectacle vivant, reflet des crises contemporaines
Friday 7 July 2023 Midis du Festival


  • Moderator Timothée Picard, dramaturge and artistic advisor of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
  • Language French
  • Video available for replay until Monday 1 January 2024

The works in this year's programme evoke eras of moral disarray (The Threepenny Opera), gestures of excess (Ballets russes), and above all devices of collective manipulation that resonate strongly with our times (Le Prophète). But they also sometimes hint at new ways of building community, and hence the joyful horizon of possible emancipation (The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions). If opera reflects the difficulties of our societies as much as it allows us to escape them, what is its own mechanism? And can it be the cathartic space where the relationships with others are reinvented, a more peaceful togetherness?

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF : Thomas Ostermeier (stage director – The Threepenny Opera), Ted Huffman (co-author and stage director – The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions), Denise Wendel-Poray (author and publisher – last publication : The Last Days of the Opera) and Evangelia Kranioti (filmmaker – The Rite of Spring in Ballets russes).