Opera Lively is officially covering the fabulous Festival d'Aix-en-Provence in Southern France. The weather is nice, the city is beautiful, and the festival is of an extremely high artistic quality with great production values. The Bureau de Presse has been very efficient in helping Opera Lively and we are grateful for their professionalism.
We will be featuring several reviews and interviews, and travel pictorial blogs.
This portal will function as the entry point for the coverage. We'll be posting links to all the articles here, so readers can simply click on them to be taken to the various pieces.
Stay tuned for our reviews:
Review of Pelléas et Mélisande
. Ready. Click [here
Review of Così fan Tutte
. Ready. Click [here
Review of Il Trionfo del Tempo et del Disinganno
. Ready. Click [here
Review of a masterclass on Movement in Opera. Ready. Click [here
Review of the recital "Les Péchés de Rossini." Ready. Click [here
Review of the concert "Motets Festifs à Grand-Choeur" (part of the Vingtième Festival de Musiques Patrimoniales Aix-en-Baroque). Ready. Click [here
Interview with Kate Lindsey (Dorabella) - ready, click [here
Interview with Stéphane Degout (Pelléas) - ready, click [here
Interview with Laurent Naouri (Golaud) - ready, click [here
Interview with Barbara Hannigan (Mélisande) - ready, click [here
Interview with Sandrine Piau (Despina) - already done, pending transcription
Interview with Bernard Foccroulle (Festival Director) - already done, pending transcription
Interview with Emmanuelle Haïm (Conductor, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
) - ready, click [here
Q&A session with Sabine Devieilhe (Bellezza in Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno) -
already recorded, pending transcription
Travel Pictorial blog
The festival venues - click [here
The local food - click [here
The city - click [here
The Euro 2016 soccer tournament celebrations - upcoming
Following this, Opera Lively will be attending and reviewing Simon Boccanegra
at La Scala in Milan, then will officially cover the Infektion Festival of New Musical Theatre at the Berlin Staatsoper, with review and interviews for Salvatore Sciarrino's contemporary opera Luce Mie Traditrice. We will also review Il Trovatore
(with Anna Netrebko) at the Staatsoper, and Cendrillon
at the Komishe Oper Berlin. Finally, we will review Aida
at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, and head back to the United States.
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