Opéra de Monte-Carlo Saison 2023


Opéra de Monte-Carlo programme 2023

A new season with Cecilia Bartoli
From Friday 20 January to Saturday 22 April 2023

The programme for the new year will be marked by the arrival at the head of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo of the Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli.

Famous for her lyrical interpretations of baroque compositions in the world’s greatest concert halls, the singer replaces Jean-Louis Grinda and also becomes the first woman to lead the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Following magnificent collaborations with the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in recent years, Cecilia Bartoli wanted to bring her experience to this Monaco institution by surrounding herself with some of the greatest artists she has worked with during her career to create a high-quality programme. New pages in the history of this institution are thus being written as she follows on from her predecessors, in particular Jean-Louis Grinda, the director since 2007, whose father was also a singer and director of the Opéra from 1976 to 1984.



  • Programme: from 20 January 2023 until 22 April 2023
  • Location: Opéra de Monte-Carlo

Opera – Alcina: 20, 22, 24 & 26 January

To launch the 2023 programme, Cecilia Bartoli has chosen Handel’s opera Alcina, presented on stage in Monaco for the first time. This philosophical tale unfolding on stunning sets is a production by Christof Loy, coproduced with the Zurich Opera, in which the singer performs the role of the enchantress Alcina.


Choral concert – Stabat Mater: 25 January

Different from Rossini’s secular pieces, Stabat Mater is a masterpiece of Italian sacred music. With this performance, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo choir will have the opportunity to demonstrate the full range of its talent, alongside soloists and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra.  


Opera – Andrea Chénier: 19, 21, 23 & 25 February

Inspired by the life of the poet André Chénier, who was guillotined during the French Revolution, this work by Umberto Giordano celebrates art and freedom. This new production is the opportunity to hear Jonas Kaufmann, currently one of the best singers of this repertoire, alongside Maria Agresta.


Recital – Daniel Barenboim: 10 March

A masterful pianist, Barenboim has also conducted the most illustrious performers. Following his 80th birthday, this citizen of the world, born in Buenos Aires of Jewish parents and with multiple cultural influences, will appear before the public in the Salle Garnier.


Opera – La Traviata: 17, 19, 21 & 23 March

Jean-Louis Grinda’s production of La Traviata had to be cancelled during the pandemic in 2020, but now has its rightful place in the 2023 programme. It is with great pleasure that we will see Javier Camarena bring his warmth to the role of Alfredo.


Opera by the Vienna State Opera – Le Nozze di Figaro: 20 March

Following on from the success met by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco orchestra during the week last year at the Vienna State Opera dedicated to Rossini, Monaco is delighted to welcome in return this iconic opera company to celebrate together the marriage of Figaro.


Opera – Il Barbiere di Siviglia: 16, 18, 20 & 22 April

Inspired by the comedy by Beaumarchais, Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia is a great spectacle. In this production by Rolando Villazón, first presented at the Salzburg Festival in 2022, Cecilia Bartoli sings with Nicola Alaimo, Levy Sekgapane and Alessandro Corbelli.


Puppet opera – L’Orfeo: 17 April

What if opera could bring to life our childhood dreams? With the Milan-based Compagnia Marionette Carlo Colla e Figli, the Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco orchestra brings this work by Monteverdi to Monaco.


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