Tuesday 31

Mozart in Monaco – Happy Hour Musical

With Matthieu Bloch (oboe), Martin Lefèvre (oboe), Marie-B. Barrière-Bilote and Diana Sampaio (clarinets), Arthur Menrath and Michel Mugot (bassoons), Patrick Peignier and David Pauvert (horns), and Matthias Bensmana (double bass). Music by Mozart. On Tuesday January 31 at 18:30 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Wednesday 1

Lili’s Magic Attic – French Theatre for children

Nicolas visits his grandmother to help her tidy her attic. Whilst clearing up, he discovers all kinds of objects from the life of his late grandfather. He had always known the old man was a magician, but until now Nicolas never believed magic was real. Thanks to his chance meeting with his grandfather’s assistant, the little mouse Lili, Nicolas might just be about to change his mind! A delightful children’s play full of humour, magic tricks, songs, and audience participation.

On Wednesday, February 1 at 14:30 and Saturday February 4 at 14:30 and 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Ambre and the Magic Toys – French Theatre for children

The big day has arrived at the toys’ clinic. At this time every year, children come to visit the place where Ambre and her friends fix broken toys. Sadly, nothing will go as planned… Droopy, who was meant to be in charge of the visit, has vanished, and Gaston is in a bad mood. With the help of the children, Ambre will need to use all her wits and enthusiasm to ensure everything goes smoothly.

On Wednesday, February 1 at 4.30 pm and on Saturday at 10:30 and 11:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.

Thursday 2

Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series (Act III) – Sport

The best J/70 teams, who have established their training base in the Principality, meet again this month for Act III of the 10th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of monthly regattas, which has become a fixture on the calendar for international teams. Discover more here.

Darius – French Theatre

An astonishing meeting between an extraordinary mother and a great perfumier. A challenge that will change their lives forever. Claire entrusts Paul, a famous creator of fragrances, with a seemingly impossible task: to enable her son Darius to fulfil his dream of travelling the world, despite the young man being unable to move. Inspired by the people and places loved by Darius, they will together find an unexpected path thanks to a delicate and vivacious, intangible and lingering feeling: perfume.

From Thursday, February 2 to Saturday February 4 at 20:30 and Sunday February 5 at 16;30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Le Montespan – French Theatre

In 1663, Louis-Henri de Pardaillan, Marquis de Montespan, and the charming Françoise de Rochechouart fall madly in love and are married. The debts pile up, and the Marquis absolutely must attract the Sun King’s good graces. So Louis-Henri goes off to war for Louis XIV and is delighted to learn that Françoise has been presented to the Queen in his absence. But he had not reckoned with the King’s roving eye, which has fallen on his tender wife. The new favourite! Written by Jean Teulé, adapted by Salomé Villiers, directed by Etienne Launay, starring Salomé Villiers, Simon Larvaron and Michaël Hirsch.

Thursday February 2 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Friday 3

Mozart in Monaco – Symphonic Concert

With Bernard Labadie (conductor), Xavier de Maistre (harp). Music by Mozart. On Friday, February 3, at 20:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Dante by Pupi Avati – Screening in Italian

The film is a passionate retelling of the story of Dante Alighieri, the man who brought the beauty of the Italian language to the eyes of the world. The historical, linguistic, and literary reconstruction by legendary film director ‘Maestro’ Pupi Avati eschews the iconic if hackneyed portrait of Dante with his laurel crown, and instead invites the audience to feel every drop of the pain and love that the great poet experienced during his life. With a top drawer cast and an immersive cinematography that transports us back in time. Members of the audience should arrive from 7.20, as some of the costumes from the film will be displayed on the stage and in the foyer, where they will be illustrated by its creator, Mr Andrea Sorrentino.

On Friday, February 3, at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Free entry, reservation required at info.dantemc@gmail.com or at +33 640622953. Discover more here.

Saturday 4

Davis Cup – Sport

The Monegasque Tennis Federation is pleased to announce that the Davis Cup by Rakuten–World Group II Play-offs between MONACO and the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC will take place at Monte-Carlo Country Club on February 4 and 5, 2023. The Monegasque team will take on the Dominican Republic for the first time in its history, in this play-off tie to determine who will go through to compete in the World Group II in September 2023. The event will be open to the public, and the organisers look forward to seeing a big crowd of fans supporting their team over the two days! From Saturday Fabruary 4 to Sunday February 5 at the Monte-Carlo Country Club. Discover more here.

Nicolas Horvath – Piano Recital

Piano recital by Monaco’s Nicolas Horvath who will perform the works by Frédéric Chopin, Érik Satie, Philip Glass and Claude Debussy for the benefit of the Arche de Grasse, an association that supports people with mental disabilities. On Saturday February 4 at 18:00 at the Theatre des Variétés. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Sunday 5

Mozart in Monaco – Chamber Music Concert

With Fatma Saïd (soprano), Martin Helmchen (piano), Antje Weithaas (violin), Marie-Elisabeth Hecker (cello), Marie-B. Barrière-Bilote (clarinet). Music by Mozart and Schubert. On Sunday February 5 at 15:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.

Monday 6

Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov, isle of mystery: a necropolis of the late Mesolithic in Karelia (Russia) – a talk

In 1936, Soviet archaeologist V.I. Ravdonikas made a surprising discovery: at least 177 people were buried on an island in Lake Onega, along with thousands of objects. The scientist quickly concluded that the site was in fact a burial ground dating from the Neolithic period, and housed a multitude of discoveries that he interpreted as depicting an inegalitarian society. Years later, the site was dated. The people entombed at Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov lived in the Mesolithic period, and their unique rites suggested an unusual symbolic universe, explored in this lecture. Thanks to on-going excavations at the site, the participants will take a journey to visit the last communities of hunter-gatherers in northern Europe. Societies that were intimately connected to the forest and lake environments they inhabited and the animals they hunted there. The funereal story of the last Mesolithic people of central Russia is a gateway to exploring the link between them, their environment, and the teeming wildlife – particularly beavers and elk – that went with them to their graves. A way of passing from one world to another, from the visible to the invisible. On Monday February 6 at 18:00 at the Musée d’Anthropologie Préhistorique.

The Revolutionary Feminism of Alexandra Kollontaï – a talk

Russian aristocrat Alexandra Kollontaï rejected her environment and her country very early, and instead chose revolution and the wider world. In 1917, she was a minister in Lenin’s first government, despite women not being able to hold such positions under after the Second World War. Five years later, she became the first woman ambassador in history. Alexandra Kollontaï, who spoke several languages, would also go on famous podiums, electrifying fascinated audiences on every continent. She was a highly talented political writer, novelist, and diarist. A devoted mother, a passionate feminist, theorician of free love and militant supporter of women’s emancipation and rights. A timeless beauty with an elegance often remarked upon by the press, she emerged victorious from the destructive folly of Stalin and lived, active and unharmed, as long as he did. Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, the great historian of Russia, invites us to discover the incredible story of this extraordinary woman. Lecture organised by the Prince Pierre Foundation.

On Monday, February 6 at 18:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés. Discover more here.

Looking forward

Club VIVANOVA Hosts Charity Cocktail

To celebrate a new partnership, Club Vivanova invites you to join its Charity Cocktail event at the Horizon Deck of the Fairmont Monte Carlo to support Ecoute Cancer Réconfort Association. Gourmet cocktail canapés will be served along with a New Zealand wine degustation (Auntsfield Estate) and a presentation by ECR’s President Valerie Barilaro.

Under the Honorary Presidency of HSH Princess Stéphanie, the Monegasque Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort created in June 2009 is a welcoming place intended for the well-being of people with cancer – a space for meetings, listening and activities that allows them to recharge their batteries, overcome the disease and to come out of their isolation.

“Join us and give back, whilst networking with our newest partners and making the world a better place. €15 from each ticket booked will go directly to ECR and we will also be hosting an exciting tombola. Book online. On Wednesday February 8 at 19:00 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Horizon Deck.

Shakespeare – Bach Concert Lecture with Charlotte Rampling

A play in English “Shakespeare – Bach” with French subtitles incorporated into the video of the performance will be on the stage of Princess Grace Théâtre on Thursday February 9 at 20:00.

For their second collaboration, actress Charlotte Rampling and cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton create a poetic dialogue between the sonnets of William Shakespeare and the suites of Johann Sebastian Bach. Like a single piece of music, the switch from cello to words is imperceptible and the two instruments sing in harmony.


Flower Power of Monaco – exhibition

The smallest gallery in the smallest country in the world, La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco, in La Scala presents a unique exhibition Flower Power of Monaco by two Monaco artists of Ukrainian origin, Zoia Skoropadenko and Eva Dmitrenko. La Vitrine Contemporaine de Monaco will exhibit original botanical artworks by both artists as well as inspirational objects that made them create the exhibition, until March 10. Read our story here.

Les Carabiniers du Prince – exhibition

Twelve photographs dating from 1890 to 2022 are presented, in chronological order, to portray the history of the Carabinieri du Prince, closely linked to that of Monaco and the Prince’s family. This prestigious military unit, with 124 Carabinieri, provides daily security at the Prince’s Palace, the security of the Sovereign Family, of its property and dependencies with Its motto, “Honour, Loyalty and Dedication.” Free exhibition at the Gare de Monte Carlo until February 16, 2023.

Featured image: Le Montespan