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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
Aix-en-Provence 13
Arrangement from Thursday 11 to Monday 15 July 2024, 4 nights  Festival
Pelléas et Mélisande - C. Debussy, the 12
Susanna Mälkki - Katie Mitchell
Julia Bullock, Lucile Richardot, Huw Montague Rendall, Laurent Naouri
Grand Théâtre de Provence
Madama Butterfly - G. Puccini
"Madama Butterfly" was, according to Puccini’s own statement, Puccini’s favorite work: "...of all the operas I have written, the most deeply felt and suggestive. After the composer had approached the Far Eastern subject with zeal, he set about studying Japanese musical culture and the customs and traditions of the country with great energy. He even sought out a Japanese actress who was touring Europe to listen to the timbre of the Japanese female voice. Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) masterfully blended his own style with authentic Japanese melodies and the use of exotic instruments, giving the opera its unmistakable atmosphere. Guilt, atonement and the blossoming of a deep love are the core themes of the work. The tragic figure of the Butterfly is at the center of the action: Puccini completes her development from happy bride to abandoned mother and finally to suicide victim with dreamy, ecstatic melodies and arias. All the other characters in the piece, even the male lead character Pinkerton, are vocally and action-determining rather than marginal figures. As devastating as the premiere was for the composer in February 1904 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, "Madama Butterfly" began its great triumphal march around the world in a revised version in May 1904 in Brescia.
Madama Butterfly - G. Puccini, the 13, nouvelle production
Daniele Rustioni - Andrea Breth
Ermonela Jaho, Mihoko Fujimura, Adam Smith, Lionel Lhote
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Théâtre de l’Archevêché
Concert de l’Orchestre de Paris, the 14
A. Schönberg : Verklärte Nacht
G. Mahler : Symphonie n° 4
Klaus Mäkelä
Exception, talent, Wunderkind. These are the first associations when the Finn Klaus Mäkelä (*1996) is described. For hardly any musical profession in the classical music scene is more associated with maturity than that of a conductor. Therefore, Mäkelä’s appearance on the stages of this world turns many things upside down. Young, thoughtful, lively and with an impressive presence, the conductor has dedicated himself to music. At the age of less than 30, he has reached the top of several renowned orchestras: chief conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, music director of the Orchestre de Paris and future chief conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra. Although he will not assume this post until 2027, he is already familiarising himself with the musicians as Artistic Partner. He can also be heard as a guest conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony and New York Philharmonic. The large footprints of his predecessors – von Karajan, Sir Solti, Barenboim, Järvi and Harding, to name but a few – do not seem to frighten him in any way. Rather, he wants to explore his own experiences and feelings through the music and, equally, to allow the audience to do the same. So Klaus Mäkelä is a conductor who is sure to make a big impact in the future!
Klaus Mäkelä
Soprano : Christiane Karg
Grand Théâtre de Provence
Tour price Aix-en-Provence 13 from
Price per person in double room
2 650 €
1 970 €
Aquabella ****
2 200 €
2 700 €
Please contact us for individual supplement.
The tour price per person includes
Double room accommodation including breakfast.
Very good show seats.
Repatriation assistance (for residents of western Europe only).
Autres informations

On request, we can also offer you a higher category of room or accommodation in other establishments : Hotel Cezanne ****, La Villa Baulieu *****, Les Lodges Sainte-Victoire ****, La Maison Dauphine, La Maison d’Aix, Hotel Villa Saint-Ange *****.
Transfers, car rental, entry tickets for museums and exhibitions, as well as a large choice of shows can be reserved as a supplement. A private guided discovery tour of the city can also be added.

Feel free to contact us to modify, cut short or extend your A la carte stay.
Euridice Opéra
5 rue du 4 septembre
13100 Aix-en-Provence

+33 (0) 442 91 33 91

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