You can’t win all the time. After three successful edition, the 2019 Festival of Aix-en-Provence has declined several notches with the first of Grandeur and decadence of the city of Mahagonny . We waited yet a lot of this work powerful and corrosive, a high point of the collaboration between composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertolt Brecht.

The poster was promising, with one of the greatest conductors of our time, one of the directors of the most prominent, and two glories charismatic lyrical art. Alchemy has not taken. A little less than a month after its lackluster Don Giovanni at the Palais Garnier, Ivo van Hove confirms unfortunately his slump, no doubt the result of excessive activity. It does not have large-thing to say about this opera to the levels of meaning and yet so rich. The video is more than a process, the drama runs empty, you get bored. Worst: the lack of decor is a serious blow to the quality of music, …

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