Opéra à la française
Pack your bags for a fortnight of grand opera and music in the cultural centres of France, in the glorious northern summer.
In the company of classical music broadcaster Christopher Lawrence, begin in Paris for performances by the Paris National Opera of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Donizetti’s comic Don Pasquale and a recital by Polish tenor Piotr Beczala. Travel onward to stately Lyon for Mozart’s magnificent Don Giovanni by the Lyon Opera.
Continue south to the heart of Provence for three full days of sumptuous opera, recitals and chamber music at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, whose 2018 programme includes Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (directed by Katie Mitchell), Sergei Prokofiev’s intense, dramatic The Fiery Angel and Henry Purcell’s mighty Dido and Aeneas.
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