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2017 Pinocchio residency
The Académie is greatly concerned about supporting contemporary music and promoting the next generation of artists. For several years now, it has offered a residency for singers and musicians seeking to develop their skills in a contemporary repertoire and to exchange with composers who wish to experiment and develop their writing skills for the voice.
Spurred on by this desire, the Festival d'Aix hires this year six covers (1 coloratura soprano, 1 soprano, 1 mezzo-soprano, 1 tenor, 1 baritone, 1 bass-baritone) from 2017, June 13 to work on Pinocchio, opera commissioned to Philippe Boesmans on a libretto by Joël Pommerat which will be given on world premiere at the Festival on 2017, July 3rd. Actively involved in the rehearsals, these covers are prepared to replace a singer who could not perform a Pinocchio representation as planned.
From July 4, as the rehearsals of Pinocchio are over, the singers attend the second part of the residency which also addresses a pianist, a percussionist, a harpist, an author and three composers. Under the guidance of Jeff Cohen, pianist and vocal coach, and Ondřej Adámek, composer, they broaden together their understanding of the contemporary repertoire and contribute to new forms of writing. This residency is a springboard for opera creation and for improvement with a spotlight on three world premieres commissioned by the Académie du Festival d'Aix to young composers in residency, a piece of Ondřej Adámek and a musicals repertoire. These creations will be given during Concert of creations on July, 10 at Hôtel Maynier d'Oppède.
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