Monday 25


The 19th edition of the festival created and directed by Ezio Greggio will take place from April 25-30. 

This year’s rich program of events will include the projection of all movies in competition at the Grimaldi Forum. Free screenings start at 10:00. The award ceremony will be held at the Salle Prince Pierre on Saturday April 30 with numerous international guests, shows and exhibitions by famous artists and awards dedicated to the great protagonists of international comedy and cinema. Tickets for the ceremony are available to book at Monte Carlo Ticket.

Discover more on the Grimaldi Forum website.

Tuesday 26

Commémoration Albert Ier – Happy Hour Musical

Morgan Bodinaud on violin, Heloise Hervouet on piano, and Delphine Perrone on cello perform works by Claude Debussy, and Gabriel Faure at 18:30 at the Auditorium Rainier III.

Discover more at the OPMC website.

Reserve your tickets at Monte Carlo Ticket.

Recital Sir Bryn Terfel

Long awaited event. Bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, accompanied by Hannah Stone on harp and Annabel Thwaite on piano, performs work by Finzi, Thomas, Novello, and more. Performance starts at 20:00 in Salle Garnier.

Discover more at the OPMC website.

Reserve your tickets at Monte Carlo Ticket website.


The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a screening of the 2019 French-Italian film directed by Roman Polanski. It is an adaptation of the novel D. (2013) by Robert Harris, about the Dreyfus affair. Its title is a reference to “J”accuse…!”, article published on January 13, 1898 by Émile Zola in L’Aurore to defend Captain Dreyfus.

The film features Jean Dujardin (Picquart), Louis Garrel (Alfred Dreyfus), Emmanuelle Seigner (Pauline Monnier), Grégory Gadebois (Henry) and others.

The film will be screened in its original version of French. The screening will begin at 20:00 on Tuesday, April 26 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Discover more at Tout l’art du cinéma website.


French comic show of a young man in search of deconstruction. Laurent Sciama offers a joyful stand-up, tackling gender clichés and knocking out oaa forms of sexism while questioning himself (us). The show starts on Tuesday, April 26 at 20:30 at the Princess Grace Theatre.

Discover more at the Princess Grace Theatre website.

Book your tickets at the Monte Carlo Ticket.

Wednesday 27


From April 27 to 29, Ever Monaco in its 17th edition offers conferences and exhibitions around two key themes: sustainable mobility and renewable energies as well as cleaner transport through electric and hybrid personal vehicles. At the Fontvieille exhibition space, from 10:00 till 18:30 daily, free entry. Includes Ride & Drive test drives.

Discover more at Ever Monaco website.

Manon Lescaut

Puccini’s four-act opera with this week’s two performances on April 27 at 20:00 and April 30 at 20:30 at Salle Garnier.

Discover more at the OPMC website.

Reserve your tickets at Monte Carlo Ticket.

Thursday 28

An evening with author Nuala O’Connor & the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society

Author Nuala O’Connor talks about her latest book, Nora: A Love Story of Nora Barnacle and James Joyce. Monaco-Ireland Arts Society actors will perform readings.

The event starts at 19:00 at Princess Grace Irish Library. Please arrive at least five minutes before to be seated. It will last approximately one hour. Admission is 10 euros, reservation necessary.

Discover more at the PGIL website.


Laura Cox, half French, half English, but 100% Rock’n’Roll performs at the regular live music event that takes place one Thursday each month at the Indigo in Grimaldi Forum. DJ mix from 18:30, band from 20:30.

Discover more at the Grimaldi Forum website.

Œil pour Œil

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo presents « Œil pour Œil » by JEAN-CHRISTOPHE MAILLOT at Salle des Princes, Grimaldi Forum on Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30 at 20:00 and Sunday May 1 at 15:00.

Known for his work around fairy tales to which he restores their depth and their original darkness, Jean-Christophe Maillot goes a step further with Œil pour Œil, created in 2001. Here the narration is even darker and grating. The fairy tale rocks in the dirty alleys of the detective novel. Choreographed from a short story by Jean-Marie Laclavetine, written especially for this ballet, Œil pour Œil handles the codes of crime fiction: crime, revenge, corruption, the underworld, sex, predation…

Discover more at the Ballets de Monte-Carlo website.

Reserve your tickets at Monte Carlo Ticket website.

Friday 29

Recital Martin Helmchen

Pianist Martin Helmchen performs work by Bach, Bartok, Schumann, and Schubert at the Auditorium Rainier III at 20:00.

Discover more at the OPMC website.

Reserve your tickets at Monte Carlo Ticket website.

Looking Forward

Monte-Carlo Summer Festival

The Sporting, the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo and Place du Casino will host some of the biggest international stars, including Anglo-Saxon artists who have been absent for two years.

Pink Martini and Imany with her show “Voodoo Cello” will perform at the Opera Garnier Monte-Carlo, Alicia Keys will be at the Place du Casino for the Monaco Red Cross Summer Concert and the Festival will continue at the Sporting Monte-Carlo with dinner shows: Queen Machine Symphonic for Fight Aids Monaco Evening, followed by Black Eyed Peas, James Blunt, Christina Aguilera, Rita Ora, Simple Minds, Gianna Nannini not to mention the Oriental Night with Myriam Fares.

The tickets are selling fast.

Discover more at the Monte-Carlo SBM website.

Featured image: Laura Kox