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
  • Phone

    • 08 20 92 29 23
  • Website

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01 July
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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…

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06 July
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Erismena

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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
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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
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Three brothers of storm - Quatuor Béla

Aix en Provence

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09 July
From the East to the Balkans depths - Aka Moon
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From the East to the Balkans depths - Aka Moon

Aix en Provence

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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
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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
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Orchestre de Paris

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13 July
Journey of exile and of love - Saltana Quartet
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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…

14 July
Udopia
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Udopia

Aix en Provence

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16 July
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18 July
Intercultural creation concert - Mediterranean Youth Orchestra
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Intercultural creation concert - Mediterranean Youth Orchestra

Aix en Provence

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19 July
Eugène Onéguine
Art lyrique - Opéra

Eugène Onéguine

Aix en Provence

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19 July
Italian Muses of the Sun King
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Italian Muses of the Sun King

Aix en Provence

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

Aix en Provence

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Where to stay

Villa Rose Provence
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Villa Rose Provence

Aix en Provence

Located in Aix-en-Provence, 3.7 km from Cours Mirabeau, Villa Rose En Provence features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms have private bathroom, and kettle. Villa Rose En Provence features free WiFi .

L'Olympe ADIJ
Hotel

L'Olympe ADIJ

Aix en Provence

This small hotel is located south, near the exit of the Pont de l'Arc, a few steps from CREPS. Parking, rooms with shower and toilet, telephone. The restaurant offers three buffets for a full meal. The hotel is not near the center, it requires a car for evenings in town.

Hôtel en Ville
Hotel

Hôtel en Ville

Aix en Provence

This charming hotel offers ten modern & spacious rooms with open space, all air conditionned. The last renovated property of the hotels in Aix en Provence, with view on the old town, the cathedral and a public park just nearby. You are welcome in a lounge bar or brasserie where you can have a…

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…

L'Epicerie
B&B

L'Epicerie

Aix en Provence

Situated right in the heart of the old town of AIX EN PROVENCE, within a few metres of thermal baths, the city hall, "Mirabeau " place the "Cardeurs" place and the Archbishopric, where the famous opera festival takes place every year. The house is decorated in the style of an old grocer's shop…

Hôtel des Augustins
Hotel

Hôtel des Augustins

Aix en Provence

In Aix, the well-known spa and centre of the arts, you want to be at the heart of it all ! Just what's offered by the Hotel des Augustins, at the corner of the famous Cours Mirabeau and rue de la Masse, within the walls of an ancient convent, it is a happy blend of history, architecture and…

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…

Le Mas d'Entremont
Hotel

Le Mas d'Entremont

Aix en Provence

Located on the hills of Aix en Provence, this charming 4 stars hotel with gastronomic restaurant offers you 6 suites, 2 apartments and 12 rooms, all with private terrace. Our gorgeous garden of one and a half hectare with ornamental lake, pond, fountains, water lily, antic columns gives the…

Camping Chantecler
Campsite

Camping Chantecler

Aix en Provence

In an heaven of peace, enjoy the sweetness of life at 2 km of the town center. A park of 8 hectares located in Aix en Provence in the heart of Provence. Equipped with swimming pool, bowling pitch, beach volley, ping pong table, playground for kids, restaurant / snack, laundry / TV room, WIFI…

Things to do

Raynal
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Raynal

Aix en Provence

Jewerly store

Mademoiselle Socialite
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Mademoiselle Socialite

Aix en Provence

Mademoiselle Socialite (Mélina Carbonaro) est fidèle à ce qu’elle est, exigeante et attachée aux valeurs de qualité, de confection soignée. Chaque modèle est dessiné à la main, le croquis est ensuite travaillé avec une modéliste. C’est un travail à l’ancienne : pas…

Muse
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Muse

Aix en Provence

Boutique de chaussures de luxe homme et femme. René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Sergio Rossi, Carshoe, Casadeï, Philipp Plein, Salvatire Ferragamo, Maria Lucia Hohan et Jitrois pour les femmes. Casadeï, Carshoe, Jimmy Choo et Philipp Plein pour les hommes.

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel
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Sonia by Sonia Rykiel

Aix en Provence

Womenswear.

Pavillon noir
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Pavillon noir

Aix en Provence

Le Pavillon Noir est un lieu dédié à la danse avec quatre studios et un Théâtre où vous pouvez, tout au long de l'année : - voir les spectacles d'Angelin Preljocaj et ceux des compagnies invitées, - prendre un apéritif en compagnie d'un chorégraphe grâce aux "Apéro-danse", -…

Le temps des cerises
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Le temps des cerises

Aix en Provence

Ready-to-wear for men

Ateliers theater
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Ateliers theater

Aix en Provence

Theater

Atelier Luinwe
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Atelier Luinwe

Aix en Provence

Bijouterie (vente, créations sur mesure, réparations) Espace de créateur (artistes peintres, objets d'art)

Librairie Le Blason
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Librairie Le Blason

Aix en Provence

Bookstore specialized in litterature of Aix en Provence and about Provence

Where to eat

Naruto
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Naruto

Aix en Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

Café Le Verdun
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Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Chez Féraud
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Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Apéro Bistrot
Food guide restaurant

Apéro Bistrot

Aix en Provence

Romain Tosolini, the Master Chef candidate, has just opened his restaurant in the historic centre of Aix en Provence.

Riad (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Riad (Le)

Aix en Provence

This Moroccan restaurant is in the historic centre of Aix-en-Provence, between the Town Hall and the Rotonde fountain, near Cours Mirabeau. It is inside the former Cordeliers Abbey, a listed historical monument, which adds its charm to the already refined, discreet oriental decor. In summer, eat…

Contrepoint (Le)
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Contrepoint (Le)

Aix en Provence

Ici, l'atmosphère rock et tatouages montre qu'elle rime aussi avec gourmandise. L'ardoise connaît bien ses classiques (camembert rôti, canard à l'orange et cassolette d'andouillette) mais ne s'interdit pas les envies moins académiques : burger corse, croque-madame XL... En plus, tout est…

Poivre d'Ane (Le)
Food guide restaurant

Poivre d'Ane (Le)

Aix en Provence

Situé sur la place des Cardeurs au coeur de la vieille ville et dans un décor tonique et chaleureux d'inspiration seventies, le restaurant Le Poivre d'Ane présente une cuisine inventive et audacieuse. Une jolie terrasse nappée et bordée de bambous vous attend dès les beaux jours pour…

Le Saint-Estève
Food guide restaurant

Le Saint-Estève

Le Tholonet

In the homeland of Paul Cézanne, at the end of a charming country lane that winds down to the foot of the Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Mathias Dadine has stepped into the kitchen of a brand new luxury hotel complex, the Lodges Sainte-Victoire. Using a range of seasonal products, this chef – a…

Maison Nosh Sextius
Food guide restaurant

Maison Nosh Sextius

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…

Inspirations

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