Opéra de Monte-Carlo programme 2023 2024
- Programme: from 2 November 2023 until 2 April 2024
- Location: Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Choral concert – Messa da requiem, 2 November 2023
Opening the 23/24 season, Cecilia Bartoli presents this grandiose work by Giuseppe Verdi. A work of titanic proportions and life, this Requiem calls for exceptional performers. By joining forces, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra renewed the challenge on an exceptional evening.
Lyrical performance – Caruso in Monaco, 19 November 2023
In celebration of the National Day of Monaco, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo puts the spotlight on the impressive career of tenor Enrico Caruso. Some of the greatest artists of our time, Sir Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann and Davide Livermore, pay tribute to him on a memorable evening. By invitation from the Palace.
Opera – Don Carlo, 22, 24 & 26 November 2023
This grand opera by Giuseppe Verdi presents a rich tapestry of important figures from the 19th century. It illustrates a profound text in which the battles between religion and political power, between love and duty, between friendship and matters of State are described with incredible accuracy. This production will be staged by Davide Livermore, one of the biggest names of our time.
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Musical – The Phantom of the Opera, 16 to 31 December 2023
Created in 1986, the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has achieved global success and has been seen by over 140 million people.
Although The Phantom has never been produced in France, it will be presented for the first time at the Opéra Garnier... in Monaco, as a nod to Gaston Leroux, author of The Phantom of the Opera. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo is the only theatre designed by Charles Garnier outside the Parisian hall where the action takes place.
After 35 years of success on Broadway, it’s now the turn of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo to welcome this legendary musical for the end-of-year celebrations.
Opera – Giulio Cesare in Egitto, 24, 26, 28 & 30 January 2024
Giulio Cesare in Egitto is a new production created especially for the Opéra de Monte-Carlo by Davide Livermore, with Les Musiciens du Prince. After her success with Ariodante and Alcina, Cecilia Bartoli takes on her third Handelian lead role in Monte-Carlo, accompanied by three of the most popular baroque singers of our time.
Choral concert - Ein deutsches Requiem, 29 January 2024
After Rossini’s Stabat Mater last season, and Verdi’s Requiem this season, it’s now the turn of Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem to hit the stage at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. This sacred work, created in 1869, went on to become the composer’s ticket to glory. Requiem is the perfect work for Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco, led by Gianluca Capuano, to faithfully reproduce the sounds of the time through their sympathetic approach to 19th century music.
Opera – Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi, 23, 25, 27 & 29 February 2024
On the stage at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, these two titles, which do not usually coexist, are the subject of new productions by director Grischa Asagaroff.
Cavalleria rusticana and Gianni Schicchi, both written by composers sharing the same stage and a comparable idea of lyrical discourse, offer us an opera of striking contrasts between two sides of Italy.
Operatic concert - Rolando Villazón, 24 February 2024
Rolando Villazón, a multi-talented artist originally from Mexico, studied music and singing before finding fame in the 1990s. A winner in the Plácido Domingo Operalia competition, he made his triumphant début on the biggest stages. As a director, he recently directed noteworthy productions overflowing with creativity, including high-energy performances of The Barber of Seville at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo last April. This time, he will bring a varied lyrical concert to the stage for Monaco audiences, accompanied by the Swiss Orchestra directed by Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer, its musical director.
Recital – Cecilia Bartoli & Lang Lang, 23 March 2024
Cecilia Bartoli presents an exceptional gala to open the traditional Rose Ball.
In 2008, she met Chinese pianist Lang Lang. The two performers discovered a genuine artistic affinity, sharing a common energy, a love of nuance and a desire for musical colour, as well as a mutual pleasure in competing for virtuosity. This event brings together two iconic names, giving Monaco audiences the opportunity to attend one of their rare joint recitals. Performance given exceptionally at 5 pm.
Opera - La Fille du régiment, 24, 26, 28 & 30 March 2024
When it was created, La Fille du régiment, a two-act comic opera, written in French by composer Gaetano Donizetti, got a lukewarm reception. It found a new lease of life with the original score presented in London’s Covent Garden, highlighting the role of Tonio. Jean-Louis Grinda directs this fun, light-hearted comedy in which Javier Camarena, probably the most famous Tonio of the time, returns once again after his interpretation of Alfredo last season.
Lyrical performance - Their Master’s Voice, 7 April 2024
A show co-produced with Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo.
Their Master’s Voice is a show born from a collaboration between John Malkovich and Cecilia Bartoli, two artists who share a desire to reinvent themselves. This concept sees composer Nicola Porpora, teacher of the greatest voices of his time, facing his illustrious pupils, Farinelli and Caffarelli. Through theatrical narration and musical celebration, this original performance consists of emblematic airs from the baroque repertoire of the castrati.