Aix-en-Provence Festival Announces Its 2019 Festival

By Francisco Salazar

The Aix-en-Provence Festival has announced its 2019 festival.

The season will be the first under the leadership of Pierre Audi and is set to take place from July 3 to 22, 2018. The season will be made up of five works, all of which will appear in the program of the Aix-en-Provence Festival for the first time.

The Productions 

Mozart’s “Requiem” will receive a new production by Romeo Castellucci with conductor Raphaël Pichon leading the Pygmalion Orchestra and chorus.

Christophe Honoré directs a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca” with Daniele Rustioni leading the Orchestra and Chorus of the Opéra national de Lyon.

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Kurt Weill’s “Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” with stage director Ivo van Hove directing a new production. The Philharmonia Orchestra and Pygmalion Chorus accompany.

Wolfgang Rihm’s “Jakob Lenz” receives its French premiere with Ingo Metzmacher conducting the Ensemble Modern and Andrea Breth directing.

Adam Maor’s “The Sleeping Thousand” receives its world premiere with conductor Elena Schwarz and stage director Yonatan Levy, who also wrote the libretto.

Michel van der Aa directs a new production of “Blank Out.” The Conservatoire Darius Milhaud accompanies the French premiere.