The Chorégies d’Orange festival dates from 1860 and is the oldest festival in France. The first performance took place in 1869, with “Joseph”, an opera by Mehul. At that time, the classic Greek and Roman tragedies were staged there, and the Roman Theatre was also used to promote the French dramatic authors of the era. The use of the Roman Theatre as the stage for lyrical and musical performances became prevalent in 1971, with the creation of the “Nouvelles Chorégies”, which met with immediate, overwhelming success. All the world’s great lyrical artists have performed there, bestowing international prestige on this stage which continues to prove itself with each passing year.
This year, the festival will take place from 9th of July untill 5th of August.
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