Activities – SAINT JEAN CAP FERRAT (Les Azuriales 2012)

Les Azuriales is an annual summer opera festival located in the beautiful gardens of Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, and features small-scale opera productions, recitals and soloist’s concerts.  They encourage operatic talent by holding singing competitions and masterclasses and awarding scholarships to help young artists who show outstanding talent.

Last weekend saw Puccini’s opera Tosca held in the villa grounds, and this coming Friday (24 August) is a performance of Mozart’s 1791 Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) with singing and spoken dialogue, and the option for dinner or a glass of champagne afterwards.

The villa and grounds are spectacular (see photo below) as are the performances.

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Friday 24 August – Die Zauberflote, from 8pm at Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, St Jean Cap Ferrat

Travel tip:  The villa is located 10 kilometres from Nice and Monaco.  I would recommending traveling to this concert by car due to reduced schedules of buses and trains in the late evening when the concerts finish.  There is free carparking in front of the villa.  If you are arriving from the A8 motorway, exit to the Base Corniche (N98), and the villa is signposted for Beaulieu.
GPS Co-ordinates: latitude 43°6945937 – longitude 7°3292327

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s