Festival d'Aix


Words cannot convey our sadness...

Words cannot convey the sadness we all feel after the horror of Friday 13 November 2015. The shocking events that took place in Paris affect us all, some of us intimately, and target our very identity – an identity made up of freedom, of openness to others, of our love of life and of the Arts. Our youth, too – vibrant and enthusiastic, but whose carefree lives are now badly shaken.

At a time like this it might seem absurd for us to try and find some solace in music; and yet ... despite its fragility in the face of fanatical obscurantism and terror, it provides us with the stuff of memory, the creativity and the strength and resistance that we need to survive the attacks and invent a different future.

Today, the entire team of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence joins with the international solidarity movement that is spreading across the world, uniting us against barbarism. We think in sorrow of the victims and we mourn them with their families.

The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence team

Les Mamelles de Tirésias

Les Mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc staged by Ted Huffman produite at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in June 2013 is touring at the Dutch National Opera from 25 to 29 November.
> Further information

Video report  >

Be with Me Now

Be with Me Now is touring on 17 October at the Bayerische Theaterakademie, on 10 November at the Fondation Gulbenkian, on 15 November at the Teatr Wielki, on 29 March at the Philharmonie de Paris, on 22 April at the Théâtre de La Monnaie and in June at Aldeburgh Festival. > VIDEOS

find out more


Committed against climate change

Alongside COP21, ArtCOP21 will be held on 3 and 4 December, with a programme on the theme of global warming. The Festival d'Aix will represent the performing arts and demonstrate its environmental commitment.

Read more (in French)  >

Elektra wins the Gramophone Award 2015

The 2015 Gramophone Awards have just rewarded the DVD of Elektra for best opera recording. Created at the Festival d'Aix 2013, this outstanding show by the late Patrice Chéreau has won many prizes and goes on touring around the world with great success.

Purchase the DVD of Elektra  >

Prolong your Festival d'Aix experience

Opera streamings

Alcina on The Opera Platform

A Midsummer Night's Dream on Culturebox

Svadba on Arte Concert

The Monster in the Maze on Arte Concert

Concert of the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra on YouTube

Relive the Festival 2015 in images

All the pictures of the Festival d'Aix 2015 productions are online: Alcina, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Iolanta / Perséphone, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Svadba, The Monster in the Maze, Be With Me Now... not to mention the numerous concerts and events of this rich edition!

All the photo albums  >

Press review

Alcina : « An outburst of fury, pleasure and passion » Le Monde

A Midsummer Night's Dream : « This show is definitely on a winning streak. (…) A marvel » Le Figaro

Iolanta / Perséphone : « An evening radiant with brightness and humanity » La Croix

Read all the press extracts  >

Public encounters

Do you wish to prolong your experience, and to learn mode about the operas and the artists of the Festival d'Aix 2015? Then listen to the recordings of the public encounters ("Tête-à-tête") with artists such as Ana Sokolović, Robert Carsen, Peter Sellars, Philippe Jaroussky, Dominique Blanc... and many more!

Listen to the Tête-à-tête  >

Digital Festival


For a new experience of opera, the webdocumentaries of the Festival d'Aix offer a large choice of creative contents, such as short animated films, interactive comic strips, podcasts and interviews. Discover the ones dedicated to the 2015 productions: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Alcina and Iolanta / Perséphone!

To the webdocumentarie  >

Book your tickets on 20 November 2015

Premium Tickets & Prestige Evenings

Book Premium & Prestige tickets and enjoy access to a seated dinner in a prestigious setting and the best seats prior to the official Box Office opening in January.

Book your tickets  >

Festival d'Aix


La Traviata staged by Jean-François Sivadier
17 November • Festival de Musica de Morelia, Mexico
> Video: Natalie Dessay's interviews and excerpts of most famous Traviata's arias

A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the famous staging by Robert Carsen
18 November • Festival de Musica de Morelia, Mexico
21 November • Institut français de Ouagadougou
25 November • Busan
30 November • Alliance française de Gijon
8 December • Abu Dhabi Sorbonne Université
> Video: "I Know a Bank", excerpt from A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the courtyard of the Archevêché

The Nightingale and Other Short Fables staged by Robert Lepage
19 November • Festival de Musica de Morelia, Mexico
12 and 13 December • Tianjin Grand Theatre
> Photos: photo album for the production of The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at the Festival d'Aix

The Magic Flute staged by Simon McBurney
1 December • Institut français de Madrid
12 December • Institut français de Safi
> Video: "Papageno’s aria", excerpt from Simon McBurney’s staging of The Magic Flute

Elektra staged by Patrice Chéreau
12 and 13 December • Tianjin Grand Theatre
> Video: playlist dedicated to the production of Patrice Chéreau's Elektra at the Festival d'Aix

> Screenings map of the Festival d'Aix operas throughout the world

Live and on demand operas for six months!

The Opera Platform

The online community can discover The Opera Platform, a new platform entirely dedicated to opera. Ready for a lyrical journey across Europe, wherever you are throughout the world? Make the most of it, it’s free! > Read further

The Opera Platform  >

Académie 2016: time to apply!

Each year, the Académie du Festival d'Aix offers a great training experience to talented young artists from all aroud the world, with internationally renowned coaches. Singers, instrumentists, composers, performing arts creators: the Académie might be your next summer adventure!

Apply online  >

Roll on 2016!

Così fan tutte by W.A. Mozart

Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno by G.F. Haendel

Pelléas et Mélisande by Claude Debussy

Œdipus Rex / Symphony of Psalms by I. Stravinski

Kalila wa Dimna  by Moneim Adwan

Seven Stones by Ondrej Adamek

> Listen to the presentation of all the operas by Alain Perroux, artistic counselor of the Festival

The full programme  >

Festival d'Aix on Twitter

Lastest Tweets

L'hommage de Bernard Foccroulle à Luc Bondy https://t.co/RC25fQWQT7 https://t.co/4yMPClMIyL
8 hours 2 min ago
Luc Bondy, grand metteur en scène qui avait plus d'une fois enchanté le public du #festivalaix, est décédé #RIP https://t.co/Bty1AkfEcO
2 days 5 hours ago
RT @marcusdoshi: My production of #svadba from @Festival_dAix streams on arte thru jan 10. Fantastic show. Watch! https://t.co/sn1U2IIoGO
2 days 5 hours ago

Official sponsor
Major sponsor
donate now Blog goodies