Festivals

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75 years old and still attractive!

The Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, which will be held from 4 to 24 July 2023, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Since the first performance of Così fan tutte in 1948, the Festival created by Gabriel Dussurget has become one of the great summer events. As a tribute to the first edition, a […]

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A new hat for Alain Altinoglu

The Colmar International Festival is undergoing a revolution. Directed for more than thirty years by the Russian conductor Vladimir Spivakov, the Alsatian institution has just named its new artistic director. From conductor to artistic director, Alain Altinoglu is wearing a new hat. The artist in place at the Monnaie de Bruxelles and the Hr-Sinfonieorchester will […]

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Rolando Villazón always with Mozart

The fast-moving and well-loved Rolando Villazón has more than one string to his bow. Singer, TV and radio host, the tenor who has taken over the artistic direction of the famous Mozartwoche in Salzburg in 2019 has just been reappointed. The renowned Stiftung Mozarteum Salzburg has renewed its trust in Rolando Villazón for another five […]

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The Festival d’Aix is 10 years old

Aix-en-Provence, the beautiful city of culture, will be in the spotlights in 2023. In July, the International Festival international d’art lyrique will celebrate its 75th summer, but before that, from 31 March to 16 April 2023, the 10-year anniversary edition of the Easter Festival will take place. Dominique Bluzet and Renaud Capuçon, respectively Executive Director […]

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Before the 100th, already a record in Verona

While the Festival dell’Arena di Verona 2023 is already making news with its 100th anniversary edition, the most famous opera festival in the world announced record profits for the 2022 edition. 342,187 spectators returned to the amphitheatre generating an average revenue per evening of €575,575, the highest in the history of the Fondazione Arena di […]

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30 years of Aujourd’hui and contemporary music

The Aujourd’hui Musiques Festival, which will be held from 10 to 20 November 2022 at L’Archipel Scène Nationale de Perpignan, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season. For thirty years now, the Festival has been honouring different contemporary musical writings, composers and their performers. This season’s programme includes composers such as Betsy Jolas, Kaija Saariaho, […]

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Jonas Kaufmann surprised Verona

Spectators at the Festival dell’Arena di Verona who were present at the incredible temple of opera on 28 August 2022 for a performance of Verdi’s Aida were in for a nice surprise. While another tenor had been announced, they were able to witness the Verona stage debut of Jonas Kaufmann as Radames. After the recitals, […]

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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 […]