150th ANNIVERSARY of CHOREGIES D’ORANGE

Uzes Avignon Orange vezon la Romaine Gordes St Remy de Provence Arles Alpilles Provence Luberon

A story of the future...

Did you know? Chorégies d’Orange is the most ancient lyric festival in the world! Even better, it happens in a place that was built two thousand years ago with an exclusive purpose: to help Art thrive.
What an emotional time for our current artists to be part of such a long history, and how moving it is for our public to celebrate this anniversary with the same interest that existed 20 centuries ago. All of this can make you dizzy, it is probably best to know this part of the story…without thinking too much about it.
Our Art needs to move forward with faith and perseverance. It should always seek to surprise, nurturing the right conditions for its sustainability.
There it is, the freedom of the artist! There it is as well, the freedom of the public: the one not to have to follow trends but to seek for an adventurous and bold experience, in a place where the only risk is le Mistral! This big blast of freedom, you will find it in every title that we offer.
Guillaume Tell, in which the people fight for their freedom!
Roméo and Juliette, in which two teenagers want to be free to love !
Don Giovanni, in which a man proclaims his independence to society and to God himself.
This programming, for the 150th anniversary, invites you to witness a fabulous adventure, the one of Chorégies d’Orange, and of its enthusiastic members. This story will continue for a long time. It’s a story of the future!

Jean-Louis Grinda
Director of Chorégies d'Orange