Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival
The Spring Arts Festival is Monaco’s major event dedicated to classical music each spring. An innovative event programmed by artistic director Bruno Mantovani and exploring the theme of transmission.
- Dates: 8 March to 2 April 2023
- Resort venues: Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage, One Monte-Carlo
- Price: €20-40 per concert, packages and subscriptions also available
- Atrium ticket office at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-17:30
- Tel. +377 98 06 28 28
- Email: printempsdesarts.mc
One of the things that makes the Spring Arts Festival so special is that it goes out to meet the public, in a variety of venues and surroundings, something that is as much the reason for its success as its concerts, masterclasses, conferences and round tables. Its venues include the legendary Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Rainier III Auditorium, the Hauser & Wirth Gallery, the Amphitheatre at the One Monte-Carlo, the Crystal Bar at the Hôtel Hermitage, the Riva Tunnel, the Princess Grace Theatre, the Variety Theatre, the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Water Sports Society, the Saint-Charles Church and the Club for Foreign Residents in Monaco. And this time the Spring Festival is expanding across the Riviera to the Hôtel de Monaco in Cap d’Ail, the Prince Jacques Cultural Centre in Beausoleil and the Regional Conservatoire of Nice.
Continuing the adventure embarked upon in 2022, this year’s edition continues to explore the theme “Ma fin est mon commencement”, or “My End Is My Beginning”, the title of an avant-garde rondeau composed by Guillaume de Machaut which marked the emergence of a new polyphonic style in the 14th century. How would you like to (re)discover the history of music by hearing the early and late works of composers in concerts? This year’s exploration of styles through the ages includes works by Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Scriabin and Franz Schubert. In addition to the carte blanche given to the pianist Michel Dalberto, this edition features the Quatuor Diotima, regulars at the festival. This time, the Spring Arts Festival also invites you to travel through the sounds of North America thanks to Aaron Copland’s Third Symphony with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra as well as Elliott Carter, Steve Reich, the trumpeter Chet Baker and the composer Betsy Jolas.
Spring Arts Festival Befores and Afters in the resort
Before the concert hall opens, the festival offers exciting opportunities to get up close to composers, performers and musicologists.
Spread over four long weekends, the festival also welcomes other art forms such as cinema, literature and painting.