Why support us?
The Festival d’Aix owes its very creation to its individual donors and corporate sponsors. This philanthropic spirit is still present today, and continues to help us to achieve our ambitions. Read our spotlight on four major projects that were developed thanks to the commitment of our donors!
A NEW AMBASSADOR FOR THE CLUB DES JEUNES MÉCÈNES
Pene Pati follows in the footsteps of Jakub Józef Orliński and will be working with the young sponsors at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in their efforts to favour the opera of tomorrow. The young tenor from Samoa is an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera and will debut at the Festival d’Aix this summer. His career reflects a new generation of opera singers who strive for more diversity in the world of opera. Pene Pati and the young sponsors continue their philanthropic commitment to fostering emerging new talents.
THE ENGIE FOUNDATION’S COMMITMENT TO THE ACADÉMIE
As a new partner of the Festival d’Aix, the ENGIE Foundation will be supporting the emblematic residencies of the Académie for a period of two years. Through these residencies, multiple formats and various content are reinvented each year to meet the challenges in the world of opera today and to foster equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity! This philosophy is at the core of the commitment made by the ENGIE Foundation, which, for over 30 years, has promoted access to culture for all, social inclusion, and support for young talent. The partnership will also help support musical events organised by the Festival throughout the region.
DISCOVER THE SELECTED ARTISTS OF THE 2023 VOCAL RESIDENCY OF THE ACADÉMIE
THE CERCLE INCISES: COMMITTED TO CREATING OPERA
The Cercle Incises unites over a dozen major individual donors or foundations who are passionate about contemporary creation. This year, three productions will be supported by the Cercle Incises, including Pascal Dusapin’s Il Viaggio, Dante. The Circle was founded in 2020 after INCISES — a component of the Festival’s programming focused on today’s music — had been launched. It offers philanthropists a unique opportunity to be associated with the process of artistic creation, like veritable coproducers. The Cercle Incises allows donors to provide support over several years and to follow the work of creative teams step by step.
THE LOTTE LENYA COMPETITION CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
This year 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Lotte Lenya competition, an international theater singing competition founded by The Kurt Weill Foundation For Music to encourage idiomatic performances of a wide range of musical theater and opera. Thanks to the LLC, prizewinners become part of what is referred to as the « Lenya Family » where the Foundation continues to advocate for them and supports their projects such as Marie Oppert (2017, 2020), named Kurt Weill/Lotte Lenya Artist at the 2023 Festival d’Aix, where she will play the role of Polly in a new production of The Threepenny opera, directed by Thomas Ostermeier and co-produced by La Comédie-Française.
CORUM L’ÉPARGNE, A MAJOR NEW PARTNER OF THE FESTIVAL D’AIX
The Festival d’Aix is proud to welcome the European company CORUM L’ÉPARGNE, a pioneer in the savings market, among its new partners.
THE OPERA IL VIAGGIO, DANTE IS AWARDED THE 2022 FONDS DE CRÉATION LYRIQUE
Following Passion, which made its world premiere in 2008 and was composed by Pascal Dusapin, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence commissioned him to create...
[ CLUB CAMPRA ] 15 YEARS IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE!
Fifteen years and forty partners will be joining forces for a great celebration, opening a new chapter in the history of Club Campra. The Club...
THE FESTIVAL’S YOUNG DONORS SUPPORT THE EMERGENCE OF NEW TALENT!
Pene Pati and the Club des Jeunes Mécènes join our commitment to foster the opera of tomorrow. The Club des Jeunes Mécènes offers a new generation of...
SALOME: WHO IS ELSA DREISIG?
For the first production of Salome at Aix, the soprano Elsa Dreisig will be taking on the challenge of playing the title role. Combining a voice among...
PENE PATI: THE NEW AMBASSADOR OF THE CLUB DES JEUNES MÉCÈNES
The young tenor Pene Patis is the new ambassador of the Club des Jeunes Mécènes of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence!Pene Pati will debut at the Festival...