Festival d'Aix

Aix en Provence - Art lyrique - Opéra - From July 3 to July 22

Ever since 1948, the Aix-en-Provence Festival has endeavored to present a program of great diversity: opera productions, works of youth and famous operas by Mozart, contemporary creations, rediscovery of baroque masterpieces, Operas of chamber, without forgetting exceptional posters of concerts.

By encouraging the emergence of young talent, the International Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-Provence has resolutely opened up new horizons in the fields of artistic creation. He intends to make opera live in the contemporary world and train him on the most prestigious national and international stages. Resolutely anchored in Provence since its creation, the Festival deploys its shows in the emblematic places of the region: Théâtre de l'Archevêché, Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède, Jeu de Paume Theater, Campra Auditorium - Darius Milhaud Conservatory and Grand Théâtre de Provence .

2017 season program:

  • Pinocchio, world premiere of Philippe Boesmans / Emilio Pomarico / Joël Pommerat
  • Carmen by Georges Bizet / Pablo Heras-Casado / Dmitri Cherniakov
  • The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinski / Daniel Harding / Simon McBurney
  • Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Jérémie Rhorer / Jean-François Sivadier
  • Erismena by Francesco Cavalli / Leonardo García Alarcón / Jean Bellorini
  • Eugene Onegin by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (concert version)

Tugan Sokhiev.

Entrée from 8 to 270

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Contact

    Palais de l'ancien Archevêché
    28 place Des Martyrs de la Résistance

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
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    • 08 20 92 29 23
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01 July
From raptures to sighs - HSBC Laureates of the Académie
Art lyrique - Opéra

From raptures to sighs - HSBC Laureates of the Académie

Aix en Provence

From raptures to sighs by Emmanuelle de Negri, Soprano (2008 Laureate), Edwin-Crossley Mercer, Baritone (2007 Laureate) and Edwige Herchenroder, Piano (2013 Laureate) at Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède. Henri Duparc Complete Melodies. Emmanuelle de Negri, Edwin Crossley-Mercer and Edwige Herchenroder…

03 July to 16 July
Pinocchio
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Pinocchio

Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence presents Pinocchio, at Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP). Conductor Emilio Pomarico and Stage director from Joël Pommerat. Since writer Carlo Collodi unleashed him from his imagination and Geppetto fashioned him from a piece of wood, the puppet Pinocchio has been…

04 July to 20 July
Carmen
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Carmen

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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence presents Carmen, at Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP). Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and Stage Director and Designer Dmitri Tcherniakov. Free she was born and free she will die. This sometime cigar maker, sometime smuggler with something of the sorceress about her is…

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The Rake's Progress - La carrière du libertin
Art lyrique - Opéra

The Rake's Progress - La carrière du libertin

Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence presents The Rake's Progress, at Théâtre de l'Archevêché. Conductor Daniel Harding and Stage Director Simon McBurney. After settling in the United States after World War II, Igor Stravinsky discovered the series of paintings known as A Rake's Progress by the…

05 July
Ensemble Klangforum
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Ensemble Klangforum

Aix en Provence

Ensemble Klangforum concert in auditorium Campra (Conservatoire Darius Milhaud). For one night only, the excellent Viennese Klangforum ensemble – which we can hear from the orchestra pit for the creation of Philippe Boesmans' Pinocchio, will be on stage to perform some contemporary music gems…

06 July
To the naked voices - Sonia Wieder-Atherton
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To the naked voices - Sonia Wieder-Atherton

Aix en Provence

Always keen to explore new adventures in sound, Sonia Wieder-Atherton enriches her Odyssey for cello with the recorded voices of some 200 young people from the Aix-Marseille-Provence conurbation. Produced as part of the Festival Choral Académique and with the Passerelles department of the…

06 July to 21 July
Don Giovanni
Art lyrique - Opéra

Don Giovanni

Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence presents Don Giovanni, at Théâtre de l'Archevêché. Conductor Jérémie Rhorer and Stage Director Jean-François Sivadier. A thousand and three female conquests in Spain alone! Don Juan has been alternately portrayed as a sex addict, a champion of freedom or as a…

07 July to 21 July
Erismena
Art lyrique - Opéra

Erismena

Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence present Erismena at Théâtre du Jeu de Paume. Conductor Leonardo García Alarcón and Stage Director and Lighting Jean Bellorini. A king haunted by nightmares, princes as charming as they are flighty, a young woman disguised as a warrior to find her unfaithful lover,…

07 July
Requiem - Matthew Herbert
Classical Music

Requiem - Matthew Herbert

Aix en Provence

Live World Premiere at auditorium Campra (Conservatoire Darius Milhaud). The Van Kuijk Quartet steps up to play electronic music as it delivers one of the most iconic works of the genre into the hands of the unmissable British electronic musician, Matthew Herbert. First heard in a BBC Radio 3…

09 July
Three brothers of storm - Quatuor Béla
Classical Music

Three brothers of storm - Quatuor Béla

Aix en Provence

The Béla Quartet has chosen to revive the work of three Jewish composers who suffered both persecution and neglect, performing some of their key works, imbued with the ironic sophistication of Roaring Twenties Berlin and the mystery of the interwar period. In addition, a joint commission from…

09 July
From the East to the Balkans depths - Aka Moon
Musique du monde

From the East to the Balkans depths - Aka Moon

Aix en Provence

Launched over 20 years ago to conquer an imaginary musical space in which sensuality reigns supreme, Fabrizio Cassol and his jazz group Aka Moon bring us a concert that puts the Mediterranean in the spotlight. Rising to the multicultural challenge and leaving plenty of room for improvisation, the…

10 July
Concert of créations
Classical Music

Concert of créations

Aix en Provence

Four contemporary composers, including young French revelation Camille Pépin, present four world premieres commissioned by the Académie of the Festival d'Aix. Camille Pépin, world premiere for string quartet, harp and percussions joint commission with ProQuartet Sivan Eldar, world premiere…

11 July
Life story - HSBC Laureates of the Académie
Art lyrique - Opéra

Life story - HSBC Laureates of the Académie

Aix en Provence

Beate Mordal, soprano (2015 Laureate) and Nicolas Royez, piano (2015 Laureate) are in the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume for a concert. Gershwin, Britten, Poulenc, Weill and Satie are on the menu for this cabaret-style recital! In a blend of music and comedy, the two young performers remind us how…

12 July
Orchestre de Paris
Classical Music

Orchestre de Paris

Aix en Provence

Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP) presents the Orchestre de Paris. Echoing The Rake's Progress, the opera he will be conducting as part the Stravinsky cycle, Daniel Harding brings us a superlative concert featuring none other than Schubert, Beethoven and Stravinsky. Following his sensational…

13 July
Journey of exile and of love - Saltana Quartet
Classical Music

Journey of exile and of love - Saltana Quartet

Aix en Provence

This concert brings together a group of multi-talented, borderline possessed musicians, to take us on a journey. These Festival d'Aix regulars and citizens of world music, the jazz saxophonist Raphaël Imbert, Franco-Palestinian composer and oud player Moneim Adwan, Tunisian violinist Zied Zouari…

13 July
L'instinct lyrique - Lauréats HSBC de l'Académie
Art lyrique - Opéra

L'instinct lyrique - Lauréats HSBC de l'Académie

Aix en Provence

Armed with a keen sense of operatic declamation and drama, the American baritone Evan Hughes brings us an intimate recital that juxtaposes the dark mystery of Schumann's lieder with the brilliant folklore of Sibelius. Bass-baritone : Evan Hughes (2016 Laureate) Piano : Hélio Vida (2014…

14 July
Udopia
Musique du monde

Udopia

Aix en Provence

Once upon a time there was a type of musical narrative in which the Ûd, the main protagonist, would be surrounded by five musicians from different musical backgrounds to build a musical Udopia, using polyphony, improvisation and the musical traditions of the Balkans and Greece. This ensemble of…

16 July
Fragments of the Mediterranean of today - Cairo Jazz Station
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Fragments of the Mediterranean of today - Cairo Jazz Station

Aix en Provence

Fresh from its success at the 2016 edition, Cairo Jazz Station, a group at the crossroads of jazz and contemporary Middle-Eastern music, is returning to Aix-en-Provence to offer us a new programme enriched by their travels, tours and unexpected encounters. These four musicians, who hail from…

18 July
Intercultural creation concert - Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
Classical Music

Intercultural creation concert - Mediterranean Youth Orchestra

Aix en Provence

In addition to the session devoted to the major symphonic repertoire, the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (MYO) focuses on creation and intercultural exchange. Entrusted to the expert hands of saxophonist and composer Fabrizio Cassol, this intercultural training session, attended by young…

19 July
Eugène Onéguine
Art lyrique - Opéra

Eugène Onéguine

Aix en Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence presents Eugène Onéguine, at Grand Théâtre de Provence (GTP). Conductor Tugan Sokhiev whith The Chorus of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia. This is a love story out of sync. Tatiana loves Onegin, who rejects her. Then Onegin loves Tatiana who rejects…

19 July
Italian Muses of the Sun King
Classical Music

Italian Muses of the Sun King

Aix en Provence

In tandem with the re-creation of Erismena, Leonardo García Alarcón plays the organ in this concert that brings together several musicians from his ensemble and highlights the wide array of vocal tessitura contained in Venetian opera. A "Grand Siècle" evening showcasing the inventive…

22 July
Sheherazade's Spirit - Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée
Classical Music

Sheherazade's Spirit - Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée

Aix en Provence

The Festival d'Aix Académie programme includes a summer session for talented young musicians from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France and from around the Mediterranean basin. The session aims to let them experience the pleasure of playing from the major symphonic repertoire.…

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La Maison D'aix
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La Maison D'aix

Aix en Provence

La Maison d'Aix : one time there was a private mansion in the heart of Aix-en-Provence replete with refinement, elegance and charm. Restoring life to this private mansion, in which the spirit of the enigmatic Henriette Reboul still drifts, is the challenge which architect Laura Juhen and Louis…

Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline
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Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Located in Les Milles, Hotel du Moulin de la Pioline is 5 km from the centre of Aix-en-Provence. All of the rooms feature a carpeted floor, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a desk. Each room also includes a private bathroom with a shower and a bath.

Le Pigonnet
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Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

Our Provencal manor house from the XVIIIth century combines tradition and modernity. This 5-star hotel with 44 rooms and suites is a stone's throw away from Aix-en-Provence city centre and offers guests relaxing moments in a luxury and timeless atmosphere. Rooms are stylish and a customized…

Quality Hôtel & Suites Floridianes
Resort

Quality Hôtel & Suites Floridianes

Aix en Provence

The residence has 64 apartments have been equipped to make your stay perfect: air-conditioning, kitchenette bathroom, satellite TV, direct phone, wake up service, individual safe, linen provided. Possibilities of : baby cot, vacuum cleaner, laundrette. Our hotel service: trilingual receptionists,…

Bastide Sainte-Marie
Holiday rental

Bastide Sainte-Marie

Aix en Provence

On the heights of Aix-en-Provence, with a magnificent view on the city of Aix-en-Provence and the surrounding hills, bastide of XVIIIth century on 4000 m² land. Private pool overlooking the mount Sainte Victoire.On the ground floor: dining room with high ceiling and stucco decorations.Fully…

Arc Hôtel
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Arc Hôtel

Aix en Provence

The arc hotel offers you : private bar, swimming pool, air-conditioned, conference and seminar room with complete audiovisual equipment, car park, basement, garage. The 40 rooms are equipped with bathroom, tv and telephone. Open all year.

Le Clos Des Freres Gris
B&B

Le Clos Des Freres Gris

Aix en Provence

Le Clos des Freres Gris : A warm welcome awaits you by the Lecomte family in their Provençal Bastide, a monastery of the late 18th century. Located just a few minutes from the very center of Aix en Provence, the Bastide offers five beautifully decorated guest rooms, with fine period and…

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René
Hotel

Grand Hôtel Mercure Aix Roi René

Aix en Provence

Located close to the " Fontaine des 4 Dauphins", in the historical downtown, the Grand Hotel Roi René was Sir Winston Churchill's favorite residence when staying in Provence. This recently renovated hotel offers 130 guestrooms and several suites, most overlooking the open-air garden atrium for…

Aquabella
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Aquabella

Aix en Provence

Right in full heart of the old Aix-en-Provence, at the feet of the old city, Sextius thermal baths and the Fitness center. medieval fortifications. Attached to the This modern establishment consists of 110 rooms Provence oriented decoration. Bathroom equipped with a bath-tub, independent toilets,…

Things to do

Fromagerie André Savelli
Souvenirs

Fromagerie André Savelli

Aix en Provence

The Savelli cheese shop is located in the heart of Aix en Provence, facing the Richelme Plaza and offers more than a hundred different kinds of cheese, sour cream, fresh eggs ...

Le bar des PTT
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Le bar des PTT

Aix en Provence

Le bar des PTT est situé en plein coeur d'Aix-en-Provence à deux pas de la mairie, sur la place Richelme. Il dispose d'une grande terrasse. Le bar propose la retransmission de matchs de foot.

Calissoun
Greed, Greediness

Calissoun

Aix en Provence

Sale of calissons. The calisson is an exclusive speciality of Aix. Come and watch them being made, by appointment. We are at the Aix market every day except Sunday.

Saint Sauveur cathedral
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Saint Sauveur cathedral

Aix en Provence

The cathedral was built on the site of a temple to Apollo, so the legend goes, between the 5th to the 18th century. The variety of its architecture is immediately visible on its frontage: to the right, or south, the 12th-century Romanesque gate adjoins a Roman wall, while to the left (north),…

Confiserie Léonard Parli
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Confiserie Léonard Parli

Aix en Provence

The venerable House Parli, whose magnificent building is heritage listed Aix adds to the flavor of its products, the elegance of his shop. The manufacture of Calissons has been run by the same family since 1874 and its know-how passed from generation to generation. The secret formula has been…

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Souvenirs

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Aix en Provence

Fashion accessories and jewelry

La boutique de la fondation Vasarely
Souvenirs

La boutique de la fondation Vasarely

Aix en Provence

The Shop-Gallery offers a wide range of works, rare editions related to the artwork of Victor Vasarely as well as a selection of prestige items. A sector of our library is especially dedicated to the youth editions, an eclectic choice of playful objects, fine stationery objects all assets to…

Boutique du musée Granet
Souvenirs

Boutique du musée Granet

Aix en Provence

La boutique du musée Granet se trouve à l'intérieur du musée et est en accès libre, elle est ouverte aux mêmes heures d'ouverture que le musée. Articles de papeterie, livres d'arts, décoration, affiches...de nombreuses idées de cadeaux ou juste pour vous faire plaisir.

Cinéma Le Cézanne
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Cinéma Le Cézanne

Aix en Provence

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Where to eat

Il était une fois
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Il était une fois

Aix en Provence

Cette table à prix doux nous raconte l'histoire d'un jeune chef méditerranéen : Joan Sampietro, 31 ans, tient son prénom de sa mère espagnole, son nom de son père italien et son registre gastronomique de Sisteron, où il a grandi. L'agneau, forcément, gambade souvent dans les assiettes de…

2 Frères (Les)
Food guide restaurant

2 Frères (Les)

Aix en Provence

Not to be confused with Les Deux Garçons on Cours Mirabeau. This duet - brothers Stéphane and Olivier Bencherif have headed out of the town centre to set up their trendy and zen brasserie complete with car park and luxuriant terrace, in a residential quarter of Aix. Loosen your tie… The decor…

Formal (Le)
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Formal (Le)

Aix en Provence

Despite the extreme discretion of this very refined and hidden-away eatery in Rue Espariat, Jean-Luc Le Formal's reputation went beyond the 15th-century arches of this artist's studio many years back. A colourist of flavours and alchemist of sauces, Jean-Luc juggles cleverly with his produce and…

Maison Nosh Mirabeau
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Mirabeau

Aix en Provence

Nosh is more than just another house with a Hot dog concept. The trans-Atlantic dishes are revisited with a French and creative touch for amazing recipes that include the classics. The Nosh house is most ready to bring you a healthy diet all products are from local producers and a great variety…

Fanny's
Cuisine de Provence

Fanny's

Aix en Provence

This little Aix restaurant paints a pretty picture, with its bold red front window and its two dashing young owners. One's first impressions are confirmed with a glance at the menu: simple produce (freshly baked bread, local vegetables from a favourite farmer), seasonal dishes, mixed salads,…

Lôtre Restaurant
Food guide restaurant

Lôtre Restaurant

Aix en Provence

The olive tree planted in the middle of the veranda says a lot about the authenticity of the olive oil-based cuisine (oil pressed at the Moulin d’Eguilles) served at this large establishment with garden, set in the town centre. With its lawn, flower beds and lush terrace, Lôtre Restaurant is a…

Les Deux Garçons
Food guide restaurant

Les Deux Garçons

Aix en Provence

Les Deux Garçons Brasserie, in the unique consular setting period of the Hotel De Gantes, is named in memory of the two waiters who had bought it in 1840 . It holds the memory of many past celebrities such as Raimu , Jouvet, Mistinguett , Churchill, Sartre , Picasso, Piaf, Cendrars , Trenet ,…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Cuisine de Provence

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Nestled in 7,5 acres park with ponds and fountains, the Mas d'Entremont restaurant offers a cuisine always prepared with fresh, quality products coming from known producers. The use of seasonal products influences the types and preparation of dishes. The Marignane family and his team will…

L'Esprit de la Violette
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L'Esprit de la Violette

Aix en Provence

A true landmark on the Aix gastronomic map, Jean-Marc Banzo's Clos de la Violette has been placed in the hands of Marc de Passorio. The Michelin-starred former chef of the Hostellerie du Vallon de Valrugues has the required stature to take over the reins and impose his own style. Under him, the…

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