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SUMMER FESTIVALS

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF AIX EN PROVENCE

July 3rd to 23, 2019

(The 2019 edition of the Festival will be the first of Pierre Audi's term, its new Director. Taking place from 3 to 22 July 2019, the programme which he has entirely put together will be made up of five works, all of which will appear in the programme of the Aix-en-Provence Festival for the first time.

REQUIEM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon • Stage Director, Set Design, Costumes and Light Design: Romeo Castellucci • Orchestra and chorus: Pygmalion • Théâtre de l’Archevêché

TOSCA Giacomo Puccini • NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Daniele Rustioni • Stage Director: Christophe Honoré • Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon • Théâtre de l’Archevêché

RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY Kurt Weill • NEW PRODUCTION
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen • Stage Director: Ivo van Hove • Philharmonia Orchestra • Chorus: Pygmalion • Grand Théâtre de Provence

JAKOB LENZ Wolfgang Rihm • FRENCH PREMIERE
Conductor: Ingo Metzmacher • Stage Director: Andrea Breth • Ensemble Modern • Grand Théâtre de Provence

THE SLEEPING THOUSAND Adam Maor • WORLD PREMIERE
Libretto by Yonatan Levy • Conductor: Elena Schwarz • Stage Director: Yonatan Levy • Ensemble Lucilin • Théâtre du Jeu de Paume
With the support of enoa • Co-commission of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and the Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg)

 

FESTIVAL OF THEATER OFF D'AVIGNON

from July 5th to. 28th, 2019

(the 2019 programming, to date, is not yet available. We will not fail to put more info as soon as we have read it)

 

INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL OF THE ROQUE D'ANTHERON - 39th edition

From July 20th to August 18th, 2019

(To remember: 4 free concerts this summer at La Roque d'Anthéron

On August 15th, the Ensembles in Residence traditionally invest the village of La Roque d'Anthéron for four free concerts.

11h00> Place Palmie Dolmetta (Victor Hugo school yard)
14h00> Place Palmie Dolmetta (courtyard of the Victor Hugo school)
16:00> Republic Square
17h30> Florans Castle Park)

150th "LES CHOREGIES D'ORANGE"

from june 19th, 2019 to august 9th, 2019

(Program example: DON GIOVANI by Mozart on Friday, August 2nd at 9:30 pm and Tuesday August 6th at 9:30 pm

"Opera in 2 acts Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Booklet by Lorenzo da Ponte, after Giovanni Bertati
Premiere: Prague, Gräflich Nostitzsches Nationaltheater, October 29, 1787

The characteristic of masterpieces is to be inexhaustible in the interpretation of meaning. We imagine that this formula was thought to evoke the thousand spells of Don Giovanni. What to think of this work? How to analyze it while it continually leaves room for great ambiguity? Does Mozart identify with his hero: a man fighting against society and taboos? Expressive force, ardor, violence, threat but also irony and infinite sweetness make up part of the humus of this incredible opera that has a special place in the history of human thought. As Goethe said, Don Giovanni is "a spiritual creation of a single jet and penetrated by the breath of a life". Going beyond the anecdote, Mozart reaches a myth! "

 

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