The Phantom of the Opera – Musical
One of the most iconic musicals of all time. Experience the magical atmosphere of the magnificent Salle Garnier, and discover Ramin Karimloo in the role of the Phantom. A performance not to be missed! From Saturday, December 16 to Sunday, December 31 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Reserve your tickets here.
In the Mood for Love – The Art of the Cinema
The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 2000 romantic drama film written, produced and directed by Wong Kar-wai. A co-production between Hong Kong and France, it portrays a man (Tony Leung) and a woman (Maggie Cheung) whose spouses have an affair together and who slowly develop feelings for each other. It forms the second part of an informal trilogy, alongside Days of Being Wild and 2046. On Tuesday, December 19 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.
Le fabuleux voyage de la fée Mélodie – Theatre for Children
An interactive musical mix of theatre, song, shadows and illusion. Catastrophe in noteland: Mélodie the musical fairy has lost her “La”! She sets off to find it on an epic quest through multiple worlds filled with extraordinary encounters. But look out, the Barbarian Ogre is waiting, and it will take all Mélodie’s courage to face him. On Wednesday, December 20 at 14:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here.
LA VALSE & L’ENFANT ET LES SORTILÈGES – Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
“L’Enfant et les Sortilèges” (The Child and the Spells) is an opera created by Ravel in 1925 in Monte-Carlo, to a libretto by Colette (incidentally, this year marks the 150th anniversary of her birth). It was one of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III’s favourite operas. This new interpretation by Jean-Christophe Maillot brings together 240 artists on stage for a larger-than-life ensemble performance, which Ravel himself had originally conceived as a forerunner of the modern musical. Before unveiling this extraordinary creation, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo will perform La Valse by George Balanchine: a return to the roots for this ballet performed twenty years ago and of which Prince Rainier III, was also fond. From Wednesday, December 20 to Saturday, December 23 at 19:30 at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here.
Au scapel – Antoine Raoult – Theatre
A mixture of psychological thriller and comedy, the subtle writing of Antoine Rault plunges us into an exciting spiral full of twists and turns. The face-off on a knife-edge throws the audience off balance, as they try to work out which of the two warring brothers is telling the truth… “It’s lucky for me that I hate you.” On Thursday, December 21 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. Discover more here.
The Pieter and Olga Dreesmann Collection of Works by Pablo Picasso – Exhibition
The last day of this touring selling exhibition, presented by Ward Moretti at Moretti Fine Art, displays an exceptional collection of works on paper, unique ceramics and sculptures, carefully assembled over more than 25 years by Pieter and Olga Dreesmann. Until Friday December 22, from 10:00 to 18:00 at Moretti Fine Art. Discover more here.
Christmas Eve at St Paul’s Anglican Church Monte – Carlo. Holy Comunion and Carols at 19:30.
Le Prince au cœur du cirque – Exhibition
See a vast treasure trove of circus exhibits, including still photographs, moving picture footage, artists’ costumes, previously unseen documents, posters, and more, as part of celebrations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III. Curated by HSH Princess Stéphanie and Dr Alain Frère, the scenography and curatorship were guided by the words of Prince Rainier III, who said that “the circus is experienced with the senses and that it is above all a living art”. His writings and testimonies accompany the visitor on a journey combining video extracts from emblematic acts, unpublished documents from the Palais de Monaco Archives, numerous costumes from the collection of Dr Alain Frère and works brought together for the first time , in order to experience and discover the history of the most prestigious Festival in the circus world. Until January 28, 11:00 till 19:00 at the Terrasses de Fontvieille in the former Automobile Museum. Discover more here.
December Light – Exhibition
La Società delle Api (The Bee Society) hosts the first solo exhibition in Monaco by Yu Nishimura. With the title December Light, Yu Nishimura’s paintings depict an everyday environment with his specific ability to bring out the light that emanates from the surfaces.
At Le Quai 8, quai Antoine 1er, 4th floor, until January 19, 2024, by appointment only. To book a visit, please write to email@example.com.
Discover more in our article ‘DECEMBER LIGHT’ CALLS FOR BLISSFUL CONTEMPLATION‘.
The Prince and the Mediterranean – Exhibition
As part of commemorations marking the centenary of Prince Rainier III (1923-2023), the Oceanographic Museum presents its new permanent exhibition, “The Prince and the Mediterranean”. Visitors to the exhibition, the Oceanographic Institute’s tribute to the unshakeable connection between Princer Rainier III and the ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea in particular, will step aboard his ship, Deo Juvante II. Guided by the voice of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, they will navigate through four fascinating spaces, each exploring a different facet of the Prince and his passion for all things aquatic. At Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
Pier Paolo Calzolari – Casa ideale – Exhibition
Pier Paolo Calzolari is known for the formal originality of a multidisciplinary art (painting, sculpture, but also performances understood in the sense of “acts of passion”), often using organic materials such as tobacco leaves, fire, or frost to create “installation pieces” that push the boundaries of contemporary art. This retrospective exhibition, entitled “Casa ideale”, is a rare opportunity to discover the world of an artist who has left his mark on the history of art through a mostly unconventional approach to the various artistic forms. Until Sunday, April 7 at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma. Discover more here.
TRADITIONAL BURNS NIGHT SUPPER
Join Club Vivanova in partnership with the British Association of Monaco (BAM) for a celebration marking the life and work and the anniversary of the birth of Robbie Burns in 1759. The ticket prices for BAM members are 135€ (non-members’ price is 150€), book online by using this link, www.clubvivanova.com/tickets/25jan2024, if booking online the BAM member discount code is: BAM-BURNS. On Thursday, January 25 at 19:00 to 23:30 at the Fairmont Monte Carlo.
Lecture by Irish author Patrick O’Sullivan Greene
Patrick O’Sullivan Greene will give a lecture at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Patrick’s new book ‘Revolution at the Waldorf: America and the Irish War of Independence’ tells the real history of the money, power and political battles that defined Irish-America for a generation. On Wednesday, January 24 at 19:00. Discover more here.
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