last summer, Jean-Louis Grinda, taking the orders of the venerable festival, was opened with an opera by Rossini’s ever given in Orange up to this point: The Barber of Seville, a kind of comic opera which, it was feared, wrongly, that he is lost on the vast plateau of Orange. It will resume the idea next summer with William Tell of the same Rossini, another first for the Chorégies, but the opposite of the previous one, imposing machine lyrical and true launch of the grand opera to the French. The proposal is interesting because, this considerable production, orchestral and theatrical, is still too rarely given. And because the wide distribution is promising, around Nicola Alaimo, who has taken on the role in Pesaro in July.
Rossini precede Mozart. The walls of millennia remember the Don Giovanni , 1996, and the triumph of Ruggero Raimondi. The insatiable seducer will be embodied by the athletic Erwan Schrott. Staging of the nonconformist Davide Livermore (2 and 6 August).
A concert of colossal poster the symphony no. 8 by Mahler, who is said to be “of a Thousand” for the instrumental ensemble and choral that it requires. For the first time since their creation, the Orchestre national de France and Orchestre philharmonique de Radio-France will be reunited. All the musical forces of the public radio will also be gathered as the Choir of Radio France and Maîtrise de Radio-France will support. All under the direction of the chief Dutch Jaap van Zweden who has just taken the baton of the philharmonic Orchestra of New York in late July.
With the desire to renew the public of the Chorégies, Jean-Louis Grinda gives also a few other appointments significant. To lure music lovers, the evening’s inaugural Music festival, will be broadcast by France 3. It also provides for a “Night of the Spanish’ in the vein of “the Night” Russian in 2018. With Placido Domingo and the Ballet of Antonio Gades (the 6 July). Ramon Vargas (2 July) and Anna Netrebko with Yusif Eyvazov (6 July) will be present for two recitals. The ballet of Monte Carlo is programmed to the Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev, choreography by Jean-Christophe Maillot (July 17). Finally, lex Chorégies return to their very innovative Pop the Opera, where 600 high school students and college students of 26 schools of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’azur reinterpret the grand choruses famous opera by combining with pop music or music film (22 June).