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Berlioz Festival

The Berlioz Festival has become a major summer music event in France attracting almost 30,000 festivalgoers to La Côte-Saint-André and other parts of Isère!

Under the theme ‘Le roi Hector’ (Hector, the king), the Festival Berlioz 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of the composer. From the 17th of August to the 1st of September 2019 in La Côte-Saint-André (Isère), the most famous international conductors and their orchestras and choirs will perform masterpieces composed by Hector Berlioz : La Prise de Troie the first part of Berlioz’s Les Troyens opera, Roméo et Juliette, Benvenuto Cellini, La Damnation de Faust, Symphonie fantastique…

This is a golden opportunity to host prestigious orchestras, divas, maestros and soloists in the Château Louis XI courtyard (one of few open-air venues to have exceptional acoustics... and views of the hill) and other prime locations in the area.

There are over 50 free concerts and events so everyone can experience the joy of music.

A fortnight of emotions, festivities and discoveries for everyone, young and old, connoisseurs and newcomers. A fortnight of passion and putting the spotlight on Berlioz's statement of intent:

"music and love are the wings of the soul."