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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Aix-en-Provence, France

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Aix-en-ProvenceDie Zauberflöte

Trial by water: Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Mari Eriksmoen (Pamina) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Raphaël Pichon; Simon McBurney; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Stanislas de Barbeyrac; Mari Eriksmoen

Aix-en-ProvenceDido and Aeneas

Purcell: Dido and Aeneas
Václav Luks; Vincent Huguet; Aurélie Maestre; Caroline de Vivaise; Kelebogile Besong; Sophia Burgos

Aix-en-ProvenceMediterranean Youth Orchestra

Moussa, Debussy, Ravel
Mediterranean Youth Orchestra; Kazushi Ono

Aix-en-ProvenceThe Wiener Symphoniker's Easter Concert on TV

Dukas, Ravel, Chausson
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Lahav Shani; Renaud Capuçon

Aix-en-ProvenceSächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in Aix-en-Provence

Beethoven
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Rudolf Buchbinder

Aix-en-ProvenceSächsische Staatskapelle Dresden in Aix-en-Provence

Beethoven
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; Rudolf Buchbinder
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Putting the magic back into Zauberflöte at Aix

Trial by water: Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Mari Eriksmoen (Pamina) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
McBurney's brilliant stagecraft brings child-like wonderment to the most hardened adults; his interpretation and Raphaël Pichon's conducting exude Mozartian rightness.
*****
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Occult, mystical, extreme: Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel in Aix

Aušrinė Stundytė (Renata) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
With a stunningly inventive and modern-sounding score, strong acting performances and a staging full of theatrical illusion and coherent in spite of general weirdness, Aix's Fiery Angel impresses.
****1
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Blissful soprano singing: Ariadne in Aix

Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress
Lise Davidsen and Sabine Devieilhe produce soprano heaven in their contrasting vocal styles. Katie Mitchell’s staging feels disappointingly familiar.
***11
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Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival

Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre
Daniel Barenboim's absence may have confounded the all-Debussy programme but it left the Aix audience with a beautifully balanced recital.
*****
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The Hagen Quartet at the Festival de Pâques

The Hagen Quartet © Caroline Doutre
A performance that sacrificed a degree of Gallic fragrance in its pursuit of precision.
****1
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Järvi's Brahms lights up the Aix Easter Festival

Paavo Järvi conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Caroline Doutre
Aimez-vous Brahms? For anyone who thought they didn’t, this sharp, disciplined band will have made converts.
****1
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