Orfeo & Majnun

Aix en Provence - Art lyrique - Opéra - July 8th at 10pm - Free

Project development by Airan Berg. Opera on a libretto by Martina Winkel. Arabic poetic translation by Fatena Al Ghorra. French translation by Alain Perroux.

French premiere.

Orpheus loves Eurydice, whom death takes away from him. Qays loves Layla, but her father forces them apart. Orpheus will sing of his despair to the wild beasts before going to look for his wife in the Underworld, while Qays becomes “Majnun” – a man literally “crazed” with love – who sings his songs to the animals. Orfeo & Majnun springs from the encounter between an inexhaustible Western myth and a famous Arab legend. This major participative opera draws on professionals and amateurs to create a huge fresco that is also a big party. The opera, performed under the starry sky of Provence, will be preceded by an artistic parade in Aix. A chorus, soloists, orchestras and animals of all kinds will sing of their burning desire. And of a love stronger than despair.

Conductor : Bassem Akiki. Stage Director : Airan Berg and Martina Winkel

Sung in French, English and Arabic / 1 hour and 30 minutes / A free performance, seat reservations on demand

No admission charge

This event is being held as part of: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2018

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

    Palais de l'ancien Archevêché
    Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Le cours Mirabeau and its fountains
    Cours Mirabeau
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 08 20 92 29 23
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