Jan 30, 2009

Aix 2009

The program of the Aix en Provence festival next summer (June 27 to July 31) is now available online. 4 operas will be performed (prices range from 50€ to 350€):
  • Götterdämmerung, R.Wagner, part of the current ring production (also played in 2006 in Salzburg), Sir Simon Rattle conducting, Stéphane Braunschweig staging, with Ben Heppner, Anne Sofie von Otter and the Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Idomeneo, re di Creta, W.A.Mozart, Marc Minkowski conducting his Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble, Olivier Py's staging, with Richard Croft, Sophie Karthäuser and Mireille Delunsch
  • Orphée aux enfers, J.Offenbach, new production of Yves Beaunesne, Alain Altinoglu conducting the Camerata Salzburg
  • Die Zauberflöte, W.A.Mozart, René Jacobs conducting this William Kentridge's staging that premiered in Brussels in 2005
On the concert front, some big names should boost the sales: Magdalena Kozena (July 6 & 10), Pierre Boulez conducting the Berliner Philarmoniker, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard (July 5), Joyce DiDonato with her Furore tour, Christophe Rousset conducting his Talens Lyriques ensemble (July 27) and Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker (July 8 with Lang Lang and July 11). Online booking started yesterday.

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