The International Festival of Lyric Art in Aix-en-Provence
From June 30, 2021 to July 25, 2021

The International Festival of lyric Art is an opera and classical music festival created in 1948 and which takes place every summer in Aix-en-Provence1. It is one of the great European opera festivals, with a particular affinity for Mozart's operas.


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From the 30th of June to the 25th of july 2021

Every summer since 1948, the International Festival of Lyric Art has taken place in Aix-en-Provence. Operas, classical music concerts and other performances are organised on several sites, including the Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Théâtre du Jeu de Paume and Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède. With its staircase of honour, medieval vaults and 17th-century wings, enclosing an almost square space, the Courtyard of the Archbishop’s Palace is the emblematic site of this festival. Every summer, the Théâtre de l'Archevêché is filled with the magical atmosphere of "Don Juan among the stars" which François Mauriac spoke about. Over 70,000 spectators come to enjoy performances here every year. The festival is increasingly open to a younger audience, with special activities which have proven very popular with them.