The Festival d’Aix has proposed, since 1948, a yearly programme of great diversity comprising lyrical productions, major musical productions, chamber operas and concerts. The Festival d’Aix opens up new horizons in the fields of artistic creation and encourages the development of new talents thanks to its Academy. Since 1998, the Academy has been a reference centre for perfecting vocal and instrumental skills, a workshop for discussion and experimentation around the creation of opera and a place for young artists to develop professionally. Through training in voice, chamber music, creation, orchestra and public outreach, the Academy supports the values of sharing, development and cultural enrichment through all of its programmes.

The Festival d’Aix organises many mediation actions towards distant audiences via Passerelles, its educational and social-artistic department. Through the networks of enoa (European Network of Opera Academies) and Medinea (Mediterranean Incubator of Emerging Artists), the Academy promotes the mobility of young artists within the Euro-Mediterranean area throughout the year, in order to foster artistic and cultural meetings and encourage movement of the young artists. The Festival is also an active member of the cultural networks Opera Europa, RESEO and The Opera Platform.

Contact:

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Palais de l’Ancien Archevêché,
13100 Aix-en-Provence, France
Fanny Roustan, Medinea coordinator
fanny.roustan@festival-aix.com

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