Festivals

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40 years of Riches Heures:

Not to be missed this summer, the lovely Riches Heures Musicales de la Rotonde festival (in Simiane-La-Rotonde in Haute-Provence) is celebrating an anniversary this year. The fortieth season like a fireworks takes place from 5 to 13 August 2022 with prestigious guests such as Sandrine Piau, Christophe Rousset and the splendid Karine Deshayes.   More […]

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Tribute and premiere at the Chorégies d’Orange 2022

With bookings already in full swing, the Chorégies d’Orange is looking forward to lyrical and symphonic productions with some changes. Following the sad death of Nicholas Angelich, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard has agreed to perform Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto No. 5 alongside Myung-Whun Chung and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (7/7). Fabio Sartori has given up […]

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The return of the Paris-Aix line :

Although it has participated in the success of many festival evenings, the Orchestre de Paris has not returned to Aix in four years. This 2022 season marks the great return of the Orchestra to the city of Aix, which will even be in residence at the Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence with three events. Richard […]

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Zubin won’t do the wedding in Florence

Maestro Zubin Mehta is no longer able to conduct Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Florence as part of the Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, as he is scheduled to undergo shoulder surgery. Thanks to a few adjustments in dates, the director emeritus of the prestigious event has been replaced by Marc Minkowski, a sought-after […]

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Verbier wants Peace

The programme and organisation of the Verbier Festival has just undergone some upheaval following Valery Gergiev’s request to resign as musical director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. The opening of the 29th edition will be a concert redesigned in favour of a call for peace, solidarity and the inclusion of musicians of all nationalities. Italian […]

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Baden-Baden without Anna and without Asmik

The prestigious Baden-Baden Easter Festival is forced to change its line-up with the announcement of a reorganisation. It has been agreed with the interested party that Anna Netrebko will not perform with the Berliner Philharmoniker on 13 April 2022. Kirill Peternko is considering a new programme. Perhaps most sadly, while she was the other star […]

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Dresden always enchanted

The Dresdner Musikfestspiele, which will be held from 11 May to 10 June 2022, has the theme of enchantment this season. Jan Vogler, the artistic director since 2008, has programmed numerous events that are sure to enchant music lovers and festival-goers in the beautiful city of Dresden. However, the performances of Mozart’s masterpiece Die Zauberflöte […]

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Puccini 2022, his operas performed

The famous Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago has just announced the titles of its 68th edition. Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca and La Rondine are the operas scheduled to be performed on the stage of the Teatro all’aperto from July, 15th to August, 27th 2022.   Book your tickets for Festival Puccini this summer here. […]

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Easter in Aix-en-Provence, the 2022 programme!

The superstar violinist Renaud Capuçon, Artistic Director, and Dominique Bluzet, Executive Director, have just announced the official programme of the 2022 Easter Festival. After two years of turmoil, the audience will once again be able to applaud the fantastic artists always invited to perform at this exceptional musical event. The list of guest artists is […]

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The Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival hosts a great Institution 2019

The beautiful Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival hosts a great Institution 2019. Renaud Capuçon invites the Mozartwoche Salzburg. During the Aix Easter Festival, Rolando Villazón the new artistic director of the famous Austrian Festival offers a series of concerts starring the divine Olga Peretyatko, Robert Levin or Rolando Villazón himself. A couple of concerts are conducted by […]