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GIUSEPPE PENNISI visits Aix-en-Provence
for three operas and an orchestral concert

 

The Aix-en-Provence International Festival of Lyric Art (this is the official denomination) is almost seventy years old. It is no longer a 'mostly Mozart festival' as originally conceived but essentially a manifestation of co-productions which are given world premieres (or first European performances) before tours in the forthcoming 'seasons'. Thus, listeners can feel the general tendencies in the sector. This year it features some eight operas from 2-21 July 2015 in its four main theaters as well as a large number of concerts and recitals...

Copyright © 12 July 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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AIX-EN-PROVENCE

FRANCE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

ROBERT CARSEN

BRINDLEY SHERRATT

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

ALCINA

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

SIMON RATTLE

JOHANNES BRAHMS

ANTONIN DVORAK

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