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05 Jul 2006

Aix-en-Provence Festival Begins Its First Ring Cycle

aix_ring.pngBy ALAN RIDING [NY Times, 5 July 2006]

AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France, July 4 — Given the dizzying number of arts festivals around Europe every summer, opera festivals need to offer something special — perhaps a world premiere or a new theater or a display of star power — that can stir excitement and justify the scramble for (and price of) tickets.

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