Thursday, July 8, 2010

Aix-en-Provence 2011

We already know the program for the Festival 2011 which will take place between July 5 and 25.

  1. New production of La Traviata will be directed by Jean-François Sivadier* (Oh my!), while Louis Langrée will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and the cast which includes Charles Castronovo, Ludovic Tézier, and Natalie Dessay [who will alternate with Jane Archibald]
  2. New production of La Clemenza di Tito will be directed by David McVicarSir Colin Davis will conduct the LSO
  3. Thanks to my eyes, is the name of an opera, composed by a 35 year old Italian composer/conductor Oscar Bianchi, which will will have its world premiere in Aix next year, in a production directed by Joël Pommerat who also wrote the libretto for this opera
  4. William Kentridge's production of The Nose is actually a coproduction of The Met, Aix, and Lyon. It was premiered this season at the Met and received excellent reviews. His awesomeness Kazushi Ono will conduct the Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon
  5. European Music Academy will present Acis and Galatea. The show will be directed and choreographed by Saburo Teshigawara (yess!), while the young Argentinian conductor Leonardo Garcia Alarcon will be in charge of music. 

*Sivadier is a guy who recently staged Carmen in Lille, that I suggested you to see in a free webcast (with the title role magnificently sung by Stéphanie d'Oustrac!, c.f. here) 


    1. I gave Aix a miss this year - one can't do everything... - but Sir Colin conducting La clemenza di Tito makes next year a must!

    2. Hey Mark! I'm with you on this one. I like Don Giovanni and Tcherniakov but this opera alone wasn't enough of incentive for me: it's far too expensive and after I knew there would be a live broadcast I gave it a miss...
      Next year looks more attractive.

      Are you planning to go to Bayreuth this year?
      I don't :(

    3. Alas not. But I shall have Salzburg instead (Orfeo, Don Giovanni, Elektra, and Lulu)...

    4. Goooood! ;) I'll be there too in the first part of August (still trying to fix my travel plans...)

    5. I'll be there from 13th to 18th, so do let me know if we coincide.