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FESTIVAL D’AIX—EN—PROVENCE
BEST FESTIVAL AWARD 2023 INTERNATIONAL OPERA AWARDS

Opera neither replicates nor diverts us from a world which grows more and more confusing with every day that passes. It links this world with times immemorial and primeval passions, nurturing their brilliant impact with its inimitable riches.

Iphigenia, the granddaughter of Atreus, morphs from victim to murderess, Samson the chosen one is marked out by his strength to the point of bloodshed, Butterfly’s vulnerability drives her to her death: the festival of 2024 is peopled by these powerfully ambivalent destinies. We are faced with a storm of violence, madness and destruction; but these are balanced by fidelity, will power, the fight for justice and freedom. Here we find human fragility fighting against its own barbarity by means of the most sublime and passionate of languages.

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In counterpoint with its programme of operas, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence presents an ambitious collection of concerts to increase that programme’s impact.

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[ PICTURES ] 2024 AU GRAND AIR

Here’s a quick look back at Au Grand Air, an open-air musical walking path created as part of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée’s 2024 Au Grand Air session which took place on May 16 and 17, and on May 19 in partnership with the Biennale d'Aix. Led by Violaine Fournier, this artistic outreach programme provided a true professional experience to four artists from the OJM. The session resulted in the creation of a ‘musical journey’ at the Bibémus quarries, specially designed for groups supported by Passerelles, the Festival d’Aix's department of cultural initiatives, and for the Biennale d'Aix audience. 2024 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence © Vincent Beaume
Pictures
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Atelier de création – The Great Yes, The Great No © Stella Olivier

[ PICTURES ] CREATIVE WORKSHOP — THE GREAT YES, THE GREAT NO

A look back in pictures at the creative workshop for The Great Yes, The Great No by William Kentridge, a new production to be discovered from 7 to 10 July at LUMA Arles.
Pictures
Friday, May 17, 2024
Klaus Mäkelä

[ DOCUMENTARY ] ‘KLAUS MÄKELÄ, VERS LA FLAMME’

ARTE, a media partner of the Festival d’Aix, is releasing a documentary profile of Klaus Mäkelä, a brilliant, young and charismatic conductor who debuted at the Festival in 2021 with the Orchestre de Paris. After first returning in 2023 for Stravinsky's Ballets russes, he will be back again this summer to conduct two highly anticipated concerts at the Grand Théâtre de Provence.
At the Festival
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2023 - Academie - Résidence d'expérimentation juillet 2023 - Ateliers de Venelles

2024 MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESIDENCY: DISCOVER THE ARTISTS IN THE ACADEMY'S NEW RESIDENCY!

For its 26th edition, the Académie is implementing a new residency programme that offers greater visibility to multidisciplinary artists and explores new areas of aesthetics.
Académie
Monday, April 22, 2024
OJM 2023

[ VIDEO EXCERPTS ] OJM’S SYMPHONIC SESSION 2023

Relive the 2023 concert of the symphonic session of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée. An opportunity to rediscover the OJM, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and the Mediterranean talents of tomorrow, on July 20th under the direction of Evan Rogister. JACQUES IBERT — EscalesOJM — Collective creationGAMAL ABDEL-RAHIM — Variations on an Egyptian FolktuneMAURICE RAVEL — La Valse Musical direction / Duncan WardOrchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée Mentorship / Fabrizio Cassol - Quentin Hindley - London Symphony Orchestra Video direction : Fikus Prod
Video
Monday, April 22, 2024
Pelléas et Mélisande - Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2016

[ VIDEO EXCERPTS ] PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE

(Re-)watch clips from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande featuring Barbara Hannigan (Mélisande), Stéphane Degout (Pelléas) and Laurent Naouri (Golaud). This opera production, staged by Katie Mitchell in 2016, is being revived from 6 to 17 July at the Grand Théâtre de Provence. LEARN MORE ABOUT PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE BOOK YOUR TICKETS
Video
Friday, April 12, 2024
Emmanuelle Haïm

EMMANUELLE HAÏM HONOURED ON FRANCE MUSIQUE

Last month, on 8 March (i.e. International Women’s Day), France Musique offered listeners a musical portrait of Emmanuelle Haïm in its programme Relax!, hosted by Lionel Esparza.
At the FestivalAnd you
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The opera in concert version Les Vêpres siciliennes is postponed to 2026

The Festival is forced to postpone the concert version of Verdi’s opera Les Vêpres siciliennes to 2026.
At the FestivalAnd you
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Hiromi - Tiny Desk Concert

DISCOVER HIROMI IN CONCERT!

Japanese pianist and acclaimed artist in the world of jazz, Hiromi will be performing this summer at the Festival with her electrifying jazz fusion quartet, Sonicwonderland. On 10 July at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, embark on a journey through her exhilarating universe, aglow with joy and humour. As a preview, the Festival invites you to watch the Tiny Desk Concert* she gave in September 2023 for American public radio (NPR). * A concert series streamed online from the desktop of Bob Boilen, musician and journalist at National Public Radio (NPR) in the United States
Video
Thursday, March 28, 2024