Monday 10

Maria Callas Gala & Awards

The inaugural Maria Callas Gala will be held in the glamorous Salle Empire of the Hôtel de Paris on Monday, May 10. This gala is inspired by the original Maria Callas Gala, which was held 60 years ago on this date at the Monte-Carlo Opera, where the opera diva Maria Callas enchanted her guests with her unforgettable voice.

The 2021 edition of the gala consists of an opera concert, an awards ceremony, a gourmet dinner with cocktails and an art exhibition. To discover more about this event, click here.

Saturday 15

Trente et quarante (1946)

From 15:00, the Théâtre des Variétés will screen the 1946 French film, ’Trente et quarante’. The film is directed by Gilles Grangier and will be screened in French.

To discover more about the screening, click here.

Sunday 16

‘Russia Forever’ – an OPMC concert

The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra presents the ‘Russia Forever’ concert as part of its 2020/21 Grande Saison. The concert is directed by Jeremiah Rhorer and features resident pianist Alexander Kantorow. Featured composers include Glinka, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.

The concert will commence at 15:00 in the Auditorium Rainier III. To discover more, click here, while tickets can be reserved here.

In the cinema this week

Unfortunately, the Cinema des Beaux-Arts has been closed until further notice as a result of restrictions in France and the curfew in the Principality. Look out for updates in future editions of ‘This Week in Monaco’.

Featured image: the one and only Maria Callas