Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence
The 2020 issue of the international Aix-en-Provence Festival will be announced on the 21st of January 2020 !
You will then be able to book your tickets online.
Then we recomend to reserve tickets in advance, especially as many productions are always eagerly awaited.
Music lovers are always delighted to discover the new program of the Festival of Lyric Art in Aix en Provence. The announcement creates the event since it is one of the most prestigious in Europe and in the world. The Festival d'Aix, which has brought together the big names in the lyric art for more than 70 years, is particularly topical this 2020 season as Pierre Audi, the new artistic director, signs his second, even more personal, season. True to the great tradition of the Festival d'Aix, he chose a Mozart masterpiece while preserving nonetheless an innovation. The strength of Opera Festivals is to offer proposals other than those of the traditional seasons of the great lyric houses. In the courtyard of the Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Così fan tutte is directed by Dmitri Tcherniakov. With intelligence, the man of the theater proposes a completely different approach and offers very great moments of emotion. With leading artists such as Véronique Gens, Russell Braun, Richard Croft and the impressive Georg Nigl, director Thomas Hengelbrock has a cast of high-profile actor-singers. Tickets should be booked as soon as possible.
With a program that stands out, a major festival like that of Aix-en-Provence must offer sumptuous posters. Wozzeck’s role in Berg’s eponymous opera is a challenge in a baritone’s career. It seems that the immense conductor Simon Rattle at the head of the London Symphony Orchestra has found his ideal performer with Christian Gerhaher, quite simply one of the greatest! After the triumph of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Simon McBurney returns to Aix for the staging.
The magnificent London orchestra conducted this time by Susanna Mälkki is in demand for one of the important events of the new season of the Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-Provence. The world premiere of Kaija Saariaho's new opera, Innocence is undoubtedly a spectacle that will remain in the memory of all Aix festival-goers. By calling on the novelist Sofi Oksanen (the author of Purge) for the libretto, the composer knows how to arouse expectation especially with an outstanding poster (Magdalena Kozená, Anna Prohaska, Sandrine Piau, Jukka Rasilainen ...).
Another expected spectacle, at the Théâtre de l'Archevêché, soprano star Sabine Devieilhe who pursues an exemplary career, puts on the Russian clothes of the Queen of Shemakha in a most brilliant opera, Le Coq d'or by Rimsky-Korsakov staged by the remarkable Barrie Kosky. The Baroque opera is not forgotten at the Festival d'Aix which, in this 2020 season, even reserved a prominent place for it with a extraordinary poster. Leonardo García Alarcón is simply the best and most exciting chef of his generation to lead Monteverdi. The Incoronazione di Poppea is a must-see masterpiece in the idyllic setting of the Jeu de Paume Theater.
As for the lyrical works, at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, L’Orfeo conducted by Leonardo García Alarcón in semi-scenic version this time, another masterpiece by Monteverdi with always the Cappella Mediterranea and the Namur Chamber Choir. The few other concerts are just as remarkable. A Festival of Lyric Art shines with its recitals such as those entrusted to Sabine Devieilhe or Christian Gerhaher but also to the young generation like Marie-Laure Garnier accompanied by her accomplice Célia Oneto Bensaid (in a program of Sibelius, Saariaho and Dusapin) or like the new star Jakub Józef Orlinski, revealed here in Aix. Tickets must be booked ... The London Symphony Orchestra is playing two prestigious concerts conducted by Susanna Mälkki with Renaud Capuçon (Saariaho, Dvorák, Debussy) and Simon Rattle (Bartók, Mahler) with Camilla Tilling. Finally, in this great Beethoven year, it would be inconceivable not to hear his symphonies (Nos. 5 & 6) with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock.
The 2020 season of the Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence is not to be missed. Reservations are open! You have to book your opera and concert tickets quickly to not miss anything and get the best seats!
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Aix-en-Provence | 19 Performances
Trip in Aix-en-Provence
The four lyrical productions on display with Monteverdi, Mozart, Berg and Rimski-Korsakov by the greatest artists so as not to miss anything from the Festival d'Aix 2020.
sun. 12 July 2020 to thu. 16 July 2020
Highlights in the World
wedn. 12 February 20
sun. 26 January 20
fri. 14 February 20
sat. 15 February 20
mond. 17 February 20
tue. 18 February 20
tue. 18 February 20
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