Variety Life Productions Founder Kaitana Magno Adapts Carmen for Public Arts

A classic opera blossoms as a 360-degree theatrical experience

Today, one finds non-traditional museums dedicated to feelings, colors and even ice cream. Meanwhile, theater continues to break from its rectangular stage too. Our new cultural institutions defy their histories and, in doing so, embolden a whole new generation of the curious. As such, and with contemporary depth, opera is now experiencing the same revitalization as immersive theater. Inside the Public Hotel‘s future-forward venue Public Arts, …

Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence

A month-long event in the south of France, making opera relevant and available to new audiences

Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence, or Festival d’Aix, isn’t your average collection of acts in the already crowded festival season. Though, in its 69th year, it’s certainly not new. Set in various theaters (one of which is outdoors) across Aix-en-Provence, it’s also not a hub of overcrowding, Instagramming or raucous behavior. Rather, Festival d’Aix demonstrates the sheer power of an ever-relevant art form: opera. Without …