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Wozzeck & Picture a day like this at Aix Festival

FRA Prod was the partner of the 75th anniversary edition of the Aix-en-Provence Festival to film these highly anticipated productions

  • Wozzeck d’Alban Berg – direction musicale Sir Simon Rattle – mise en scène Simon McBurney – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023 | Copyright: © © Monika Rittershaus

    Wozzeck d’Alban Berg – direction musicale Sir Simon Rattle – mise en scène Simon McBurney – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023 © © Monika Rittershaus

  • Picture a day like this de George Benjamin, texte de Martin Crimp – création mondiale – direction musicale Sir George Benjamin , mise en scène Daniel Jeanneteau et Marie-Christine Soma – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023 | Copyright: © © Jean-Louis Fernandez

    Picture a day like this de George Benjamin, texte de Martin Crimp – création mondiale – direction musicale Sir George Benjamin , mise en scène Daniel Jeanneteau et Marie-Christine Soma – Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023 © © Jean-Louis Fernandez

Co-produced with ARTE France and NHK, Alban Berg's Wozzeck was performed for the very first time at Aix Festival. Directed by Simon McBurney and conducted by Sir Simon Rattle with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and with Christian Gerhaher in the title role, this amazing production was acclaimed by the press.
- Financial Times: Simon McBurney stages a brilliant, shattering Wozzeck at Aix Festival
- Le Monde: Simon McBurney offre au chef-d'œuvre de Berg une magistrale entrée au répertoire
- Die Süddeutsche Zeitung: George Benjamins grandiose Oper "Picture a day like this" und Simon McBurneys artistischer "Wozzeck": Die Opernfestspiele in Aix-en-Provence zeigen Wundervolles.
Online at arte.tv
Recording date: 05 and 13 July 2023 Duration: 111mins

George Benjamin's new opera Picture a day like this also got rave reviews, living up to the expectations raised by this world premiere.
- Financial Times: Five stars for "Picture a day like this", George Benjamin's beguiling, unsettling new opera
- The Telegraph: An exquisitely crafted fable of loss and hapiness
- Télérama: Martin Crimp et George Benjamin signent avec leur nouvelle création un riche conte initiatique, où texte et musique palpitent à l'unisson.
A co-production with Radio France, in association with ARTE France, with the participation of medici.tv.
Recording date: 03 and 14 July 2023 Duration: 68mins

FRA Prod warmly thanks all the artists and all its partners, including the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée.

TV Director François Roussillon
Distribution TV FRA Prod
Distribution VOD FRA Prod

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