PRESENTATION OF THE 40TH EDITION 2022
This year, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the creation of the festival, 40 years of passion for baroque opera and romantic opera in concert version, on original instruments, placed under the auspices of the Metamorphoses, borrowed from the famous poems by Ovid, inexhaustible sources of countless lyrical works from the 17th and 18th centuries, from Monteverdi to Lully and Gluck via Handel or Rameau. For this 40th edition, we asked the many conductors who made their debut in Beaune either to recapture one of their great successes or perform a new lyrical production that fits into the 3-year order cycles. Of course, we weren’t able to invite all those whose careers the festival really helped take off or with whom we have forged historical relations, such as René Jacobs, Emmanuelle Haïm, Raphaël Pichon, Thibault Noally, Fabio Biondi or Valentin Tournet, whom we salute and who will be scheduled in 2023 and 2024. On the programme for this 40th edition: 9 operas and oratorios, 2 recitals and the 40th anniversary gala.