The Nights of the Château de la Moutte festival was created in 1975 by Annette Troisier de Diaz (1917-2005), grand-daughter of Emile Ollivier, prime minister of France under Napoleon III who acquired the famous chateau and its elegant parc outside Saint-Tropez in 1860. The chateau's family library was of particular interest to historians and musicologists of the Second Empire.
Among the highlights of this chic summer rendez-vous on the French Riviera:
Pianists François-René Duchâble, Frank Braley, Larissa Gergie; sopranos Olga Pudova, Maria Bayankina, bass, Ilya Bannij; Portuguese fado star, Cristina Branco, violist Gérard Caussé; dancers Marie-Claude Pietragalla, Julien Derouaul
Festival des Nuits du Château de la Moutte 2012 Website
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