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Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

Opera Creation Workshop

with Andrea Breth

23 June - 02 July 2021

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence

This emblematic workshop of the Académie of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence is a unique space for reflection, combing the different activities, backgrounds and aesthetics that make opera the multidisciplinary art that it is. 

The workshop is structured around daily panel discussions, live performances, and conferences with the artists and other professionals who programme the Festival. It is a place for dialogue, discovery, and intellectual and artistic stimulation, where the issues that affect opera today and tomorrow are freely reassessed. The workshop aims to elicit new artistic intentions while simultaneously strengthening and diversifying the participants’ professional networks.


After Amin Maalouf, Katie Michell, Peter Eötvös, Martin Crimp…, the workshop will be led by Andrea Breth, the award-winning German stage director of both theatre and opera, and the former artistic director of the Schaubühne in Berlin. Her participation in the workshop marks Andrea Breth’s second collaboration with the Festival d’Aix, for which she recreated her production of Wolfgang Rihm’s Jakob Lenz during the 2019 edition.


 Application process

- the artist must be connected to one of the 12 enoa member institutions*
- the artist must contact her sending institution, which decides if they recommend her application
- the artist must fill in the online form on the Academie du Festival d'Aix's website
- the hosting institution confirms the list of participants by the end of February 2021
- the network assumes the responsibility for the training fees, the costs of accommodation and travel

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to their personal situation.


The enoa network is actively seeking to support artists currently under-represented in the opera world for historical, cultural or social reasons.

More information on enoa’s commitments


*artists not connected to the network yet can also apply to this specific workshop, further details on the Académie du Festival d'Aix's website.


 Artistic requirements


— One video (in French or in English) of a maximum of three minutes, answering the following questions:​

• Describe your work as an opera-maker: profession, style and repertoire

• Where are you in your career today?

• Which of your interests led you to creating opera?

• Where do you see your career in five years?

If you can't create this video, it is also possible to send a covering letter (2 pages maximum) answering the same questions. 

— Artistic materials used and a sampling of your work, such as:

• For composers: recordings and/or musical scores

• For conductors: videos and/or audio recordings

• For stage directors: videos

• For playwrights: texts and/or videos