Due to the cancellation or postponement of all its shows, the 2020 edition of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence offers an alternative online programme of operas, concerts and debates 100% online and free, with most of the contents available until August or the end of the year.
The “digital stage” not only offered archive films of recent productions that have marked the Festival over the years, but also new recordings of recitals shot in the courtyard of the Hotel Maynier d’Oppède last June, as well as meetings and debates.
The lyrical proposition is broad and particularly rich:
Elektra by Richard Strauss, directed by Patrice Chéreau in 2013, three months before his death:
Puccini’s first Tosca at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2019, directed by Christophe Honoré:
LINK VIDEO EMBDED: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/097914-000-A/tosca-de-puccini/
Or the opera Pinocchio, by Philippe Boesmans and Joël Pommerat, created in 2017:
LINK VIDEO EMBDED: https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/074650-000-A/pinocchio-de-philippe-boesmans/
While the productions planned for 2020 are being postponed, the sets are already coming to life in the workshops at Venelles, and certain teams are rehearsing during the summer, in compliance with French national health regulations.
Most of the Académie’s residencies and the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra sessions have been maintained, with the support of new technologies. Passerelles, the Festival’s socio-artistic and educational department, has been continuing its mission.
To access the full line-up of the festival, please visit: https://lascenenumerique.festival-aix.com/en