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Festival d'Aix-en-Provence


Since 1948 Aix is known throughout the world for its international festival of music. In the space of a few short years the city acquired a renown unprecedented in its history of over two millennia. Mozart in an eighteenth century setting and the warm magic of its midsummer's nights attracted singers and musicians from all over the world, and audiences in whom Provence lay, like a dreamland.

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European Academy
of Music of the Festival of Aix


The European Academy is dedicated to choral music. Its young singers participate in major operatic productions of the Aix-en-Provence International Music Festival (in 2001, le Nozze di Figaro and Falstaff), and benefit from the helpful presence and advice of a number of its eminent visitors who figure among the operatic performers. Thirty nine young voices, auditioned and chosen from among prestigious music schools world-wide, are enrolled in "Academy 2001". The Academy fulfills a dual vocation, providing thorough vocal training for young talent, and proposing to the public a "Passport" permitting access to a number of of the concerts, rehearsals, masterclasses, films, and lectures that constitute its program.


Les Festes d'Orphées


With a choir of thirty members created in 1986, "l'Ensemble Les Festes d'Orphée" interprets the sounds of European Baroque music. The performances are set up in the beautiful setting of the Chapelle de la Visitation - Sainte-Catherine, in the rue Mignet. (see map)


Festival International de Piano
La Roque d'Antheron


Provence is a movable feast of summer festivals, each unique by its program, scheduling, and setting. Situated some 25 kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, the "Roque" receives each year a rich selection of musicians from the world over. As the curtains are drawn in Aix, the Provençal nights spring to life with the magic distilled by great musicians interpreting great music In churches, abbeys, châteaux, parks, and nature's own theaters. For the past twenty years the Roque d'Anthéron has delighted audiences by the quality, variety, and superb taste of its offerings. Its ever increasing success tells its own story.


Festival d'Avignon


The Avignon Festival is time for the promotion of new french and foreign drama and dance productions in the beautiful setting of the City of the Popes. Each year about twenty different productions spread through out town : in cloisters, churches and the "Palais des Papes".


Chorégies d'Orange


Within the beautiful and imposing Roman antique theater of Orange, one can listen to the best known compositions of Opera with major guest performers and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.


Vaison la Romaine dance festival


In constant harmony with the comtemporary performing arts, the Festival of Vaison la Romaine is a preview of productions to be coming to major european capital cities in the coming year.


International Folklorical Dance
Festival of Martigues


Five days of craziness, Martigues "the provençale Venise" welcomes dance productions from the four corners of the world. Discover the dance culture and music from Bolivia, Brazil, Russia, Bulgaria, Kenya, India, Brittany, etc...



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