I am very happy to be selected as a participating composer at the 2020 Opera Creation Workshop of the Academie of Festival D’Aix-en-Provence, which takes part from June 23 – July 2. The workshop will be under guidance of renowned Franco-Libanese writer Amin Maalouf, who is part of the Académie Française since 2011.

“Offered for several years to young creators from all disciplines, the Opera Creation Workshop is a place for reflection and discussion on artistic opera-related issues. This workshop seeks to define and discuss current values of opera and the tasks it will assume in the future. A process of reflection will take place, focusing equally on opera performance today and on the multidisciplinary aspects that it encompasses. Opera – as a genre, as a artistic offering and as a cultural practice – is the main subject of these discussions.”