Like Glyndebourne, Aix treats Mozart and Rossini as “house” composers, but Rossini has traditionally taken second place. This summer, in Provence as much as in Sussex, Rossini comes off better. After its two disappointing Mozart productions in the Théâtre de l’Archevèche at the weekend, the Aix festival decamped to the gardens of a dilapidated but enchanted estate outside the town for an evening of pure joy, courtesy of a new Barber.
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image_description=Camilla Tilling (Photo:IMG Artists)
product_title=Il barbiere di Siviglia, Aix Festival
product_by=By Andrew Clark [Financial Times, 14 July 05]