Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence Festival
From 18 July to 22 July 2024
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    Aix-en-Provence is a magnificent city of art. One thinks of Cézanne, whose imprint is still felt in the streets of this Provencal city. Push open the door of his moving studio or visit the family home at Jas de Bouffan, and the shadow of the great man will be with you, as will that of Mont Sainte Victoire dominating the city in an unreal light. Aix-en-Provence is brimming with Baroque treasures, and every step you take in the old town makes you want to stop. Every fountain tells a secret, every square an invitation to visit a private mansion, a superb museum or a beautiful terrace to admire the surrounding beauty.

     

    Our stay is an invitation to indulge the senses. For its 2024 edition, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence is imagining aesthetically pleasing performances. While the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra promises a festive evening, the great mezzo Elīna Garanča offers us an intimate recital. The same Apollonian elevation coupled with an exceptional sense of drama characterize the two fine productions of Monteverdi’s Return of Ulysses to his Homeland and Mozart’s La Clémence de Titus. Leading their respective ensembles, Leonardo Garcia Alarcón and Raphaël Pichon are among the greatest conductors of our time, in all repertoires.

    The program
    ELĪNA GARANČA — MALCOLM MARTINEAU – CONCERT
    July 18th, 2024
    THE RETURN OF ULYSSE TO HIS COUNTRY, by C. Monteverdi
    July 19th, 2024
    EVAN ROGISTER — CONCERT
    July 20th, 2024
    LA CLÉMENCE DE TITUS, by W.A. Mozart – CONCERT VERSION
    July 21st, 2024
    Thursday, July 18 - Aix-En-Provence

    8pm, at the Grand Théâtre de Provence:

     

    ELĪNA GARANČA — MALCOLM MARTINEAU – CONCERT

     

    Elīna Garanča: Mezzo-Soprano

    Malcom Martineau: Pianist

    Program not yet announced

     

     

    Elīna Garanča is one of the world’s most sought-after mezzo-sopranos. She is known as the “velvet mezzo” for her rich, velvety timbre in a wide repertoire ranging from Verdi to Bizet. But the Latvian singer has chosen to perform in Aix in works particularly dear to her heart: the music of her country. The fabulous cultural heritage of the Baltic States is little known in France, and as one of the most musical countries in the world, Latvia is full of excellent composers such as Mediņš, Kalniņš and Vitols. Alongside magician Malcolm Martineau, Elīna Garanča interprets these treasures with irresistible conviction. Masterpieces by Strauss and Rachmaninov complete this intimate recital.

    FRIDAY, JULY 19 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE

    8pm, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume:

     

    THE RETURN OF ULYSSE TO HIS COUNTRY, by C. Monteverdi

     

    New Aix-en-Provence Festival production

    Cappella Mediterranea Orchestra

    Leonardo García Alarcón: Music director

    Pierre Audi: Stage direction

    John Brancy: Ulysse

    Deepa Johnny: Penelope

    Anthony León: Telemachus

    Mariana Flores : L’Amour / Minerve

    Marcel Beekman: Irus

    Alex Rosen: Time / Antinous

    Petr Nekoranec: Pisandre

    Mark Milhofer: Eumete

    Giuseppina Bridelli: Fortune / Melantho

    Joel Williams : Eurymaque

    Paul-Antoine Bénos-Dijan: Human Fragility /Amphinome

     

    Ce spectacle est à marquer d’une pierre blanche pour de nombreuses raisons. Après Le Couronnement de Poppée et L’Orfeo en 2022, le Festival d’Aix poursuit en effet son mémorable cycle Monteverdi. De plus, Le Retour d’Ulysse dans sa patrie fut le tout premier spectacle lyrique de Pierre Audi lorsqu’il prit la tête de l’Opéra d’Amsterdam en 1990. Désormais à la direction du festival provençal, le metteur en scène franco-libanais retourne tout naturellement à ce sommet absolu de la musique baroque et lui offre tous les égards qu’il mérite. Parmi les éléments les plus attendus de cette prestigieuse production figure Leonardo Garcia Alarcón dirigeant son ensemble Cappella Mediterranea. Le chef argentin interprète la musique de Monteverdi comme il respire. Tous les chanteurs partagent l’émotion naturelle et l’élan chorégraphique de sa direction musicale.

     

    SATURDAY, JULY 20 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE

    8pm, at the Grand Théâtre de Provence:

     

    EVAN ROGISTER — CONCERT

     

    Mediterranean Youth Orchestra

    Evan Rogister Conductor

     

    Program not yet announced.

     

     

    The Mediterranean Youth Orchestra (OJM) celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. It’s the perfect opportunity to offer an evening celebrating its exceptional character. The cultural diversity of the Mediterranean shapes the OJM, which defies the conventional limits of the orchestra, combining Mediterranean cultural heritages, collective compositions, improvisations, orality and memory, and symphonic writing. Mediterranean Youth Orchestra concerts are always unique, and this anniversary evening, under the direction of Evan Rogister (current Music Director in New York and Washington) promises to be particularly memorable!

     

    SUNDAY, JULY 21 - AIX-EN-PROVENCE

    8pm, at the Grand Théâtre de Provence:

     

    LA CLÉMENCE DE TITUS, by W.A. Mozart – CONCERT VERSION

     

    Pygmalion Choir and Orchestra

     

    Raphaël Pichon: Musical Director

    Romain Gilbert: Stage direction

     

    Pene Pati: Titus

    Karine Deshayes: Vitellia

    Marianne Crebassa: Sextus

    Lea Desandre: Annius

    Emily Pogorelc: Servilia

    Nahuel di Pierro: Publius

     

    Raphaël Pichon is one of the great heroes of the Aix-en-Provence Festival. After revealing all the beauties of Idomeneo in 2022, the French conductor takes on Mozart’s ultimate masterpiece for the first time, infusing it with his unrivalled sense of musical theater. And to make some of Mozart’s most beautiful arias shine, an exceptional cast has been assembled, comprising artists who have particularly illuminated recent editions of the Festival, including Pene Pati and Karine Deshayes, who make their eagerly-awaited debuts as Titus and Vitellia. The dynamic forces of the Pygmalion Ensemble and Chorus will give the Capitole’s grand conflagration all the scope it deserves.

    YOUR ACCOMODATION
    HOTEL CEZANNE (****)

    Just a five-minute walk from the Cours Mirabeau, museums, theaters, restaurants and boutiques, the Hôtel Cézanne is a charming boutique hotel in Aix-en-Provence. “boutique hotel in Aix-en Provence. It’s located in the city’s historic center. A glamorous, sparkling and exclusive address!

    PRICES
    PRICE PER PERSON

    Hôtel Cézanne :

    Junior Suite double room package: €1,850

    Junior Suite double room, single occupancy: €2,840

     

     

    The price of this trip includes: accommodation in a double room with breakfast for 4 nights • tourist tax • performance tickets in Plus category (La Clémence de Titus) or in First category (Elīna Garanča and Malcom Martineau’s concert, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Evan Rogister’s concert with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra) – repatriation assistance.

     

    The price of this trip does not include: extras – transport – airport transfers.

     

     

    Individual stay.

    Transport and transfers on request.

     

     

    Program and prices are subject to change by the festival or by government decision, due to possible health constraints.

    Information about this trip
    In charge of the destination
    Aliénor Elbaz du Peloux
    Contact
    +33 1 43 59 20 37
    +33 7 69 40 29 87
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