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