Summer Festivals

The summer festival season in France starts with opera, jazz, theater, and more.

Vintage France Celebrates the French Chanson

Vintage France, by Putumayo World Music, offers a new spin on classic French chansons.

Lyon’s Festival of Lights

The city of Lyon is transformed into a brilliant kaleidoscope for its four-night Festival of Lights.

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 5

Charpentier's music is marvelous, but updating this tragic opera to the early 20th century doesn't work.

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 2

This article is the second in a series on the 2012 Aix festival. Read the previous article in our Culture section. Enchanted Evening The young cast and crew of the Festival’s new production of Maurice Ravel’s...

Live from Aix-en-Provence: Day 1

The Festival d'Aix-en-Provence opened last night with an effervescent production of The Marriage of Figaro.

Carnival in Dunkerque

Festivities in this northern city continue over 12 weekends between Epiphany and Mardi Gras, culminating on the last three days.

Live from Aix 2011: La Clemenza di Tito

Sarah Connolly shines in La Clemenza di Tito

Summer Festivals

AIX-EN-PROVENCE Festival d’Aix-en-Provence One of the most prestigious music festivals in Europe, in several venues including the delightful courtyard of the former Episcopal Palace. On the program: Verdi’s La Traviata with star soprano Natalie Dessay, Mozart’s...

Nohant, Indre: Frédéric Chopin and George Sand

The bicentenary of Chopin's birth is being celebrated with great ceremony all over the world this year.