Why support us?
The Festival d’Aix owes its very creation to its individual donors and corporate sponsors. This philanthropic spirit is still present today, and continues to help us to achieve our ambitions. Read our spotlight on four major projects that were developed thanks to the commitment of our donors!
THE LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
This year 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya competition, an international theater singing competition founded by The Kurt Weill Foundation For Music to encourage idiomatic performances of a wide range of musical theater and opera. Thanks to the LLC, prizewinners become part of what is referred to as the « Lenya Family » where the Foundation continues to advocate for them and supports their projects such as Marie Oppert (2017, 2020), named Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist at the 2023 Festival d’Aix, where she will play the role of Polly in a new production of The Threepenny opera, directed by Thomas Ostermeier and co-produced by La Comédie-Française.
THE ENGIE FOUNDATION’S COMMITMENT TO THE ACADÉMIE
As a new partner of the Festival d’Aix, the ENGIE Foundation will be supporting the emblematic residencies of the Académie for a period of two years. Through these residencies, multiple formats and various content are reinvented each year to meet the challenges in the world of opera today and to foster equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity! This philosophy is at the core of the commitment made by the ENGIE Foundation, which, for over 30 years, has promoted access to culture for all, social inclusion, and support for young talent. The partnership will also help support musical events organised by the Festival throughout the region.
For its 75th anniversary, the Festival is giving contemporary creation a place of honour in the celebrations!
Thanks to the support of Ammodo, the Cercle Incises, and the Cercle des Mécènes associés, two new works will be making their world premiere at Aix-en-Provence this summer. The first, Picture a day like this, a new opera by George Benjamin, marks the great return of the British composer to Aix, 11 years after the global success of Written on Skin. The second, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions, is being led by an innovative, and disruptive, creative duo: stage director Ted Huffman – acclaimed last year for his interpretation of Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea – and composer Philip Venables. These two modern fables, which exemplify the Festival d’Aix’s commitment to promoting innovative opera in line with the times, will premiere in Aix-en-Provence on 5 and 8 July, respectively.
A PATRONS' CERCLE FOR MEDITERRANEAN!
The Cercle Etel Adnan pour la Méditerranée comprises philanthropists who wish to foster intercultural dialogue and promote the distribution of productions related to the history and musical identities of the Mediterranean Basin. The structure offers its members a very targeted way to commit to and support exchanges initiated by the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. The Cercle :
— supports productions related to the cultures and history of the Mediterranean,
— supports young artists from the Mediterranean Basin in their career development and professional integration, and
— encourages the creation of new opportunities to meet others and have intercultural exchanges.
For its second year of existence, the Cercle Etel Adnan pour la Méditerranée will extend its support to all projects of the Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée (the symphonic session and the Medinea session), as well as to various concerts celebrating the wealth and diversity of music in the Mediterranean region.
CORUM L’ÉPARGNE, A MAJOR NEW PARTNER OF THE FESTIVAL D’AIX
The Festival d’Aix is proud to welcome the European company CORUM L’ÉPARGNE, a pioneer in the savings market, among its new partners.
THE OPERA IL VIAGGIO, DANTE IS AWARDED THE 2022 FONDS DE CRÉATION LYRIQUE
Following Passion, which made its world premiere in 2008 and was composed by Pascal Dusapin, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence commissioned him to create...
[ CLUB CAMPRA ] 15 YEARS IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE!
Fifteen years and forty partners will be joining forces for a great celebration, opening a new chapter in the history of Club Campra. The Club...
THE FESTIVAL’S YOUNG DONORS SUPPORT THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TALENT!
Pene Pati and the Club des Jeunes Mécènes join our commitment to foster the opera of tomorrow. The Club des Jeunes Mécènes offers a new generation of...
SALOME: WHO IS ELSA DREISIG?
For the first production of Salome at Aix, the soprano Elsa Dreisig will be taking on the challenge of playing the title role. Combining a voice among...
PENE PATI: THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF THE CLUB DES JEUNES MÉCÈNES
The young tenor Pene Patis is the new ambassador of the Club des Jeunes Mécènes of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence!Pene Pati will debut at the Festival...