Solaris – The Art of the Cinema

The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco presents a 1972 Soviet science fiction film based on Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel of the same title. The film was co-written and directed by Andrej Tarkowski.

The electronic music score was performed by Eduard Artemyev and features a composition by J. S. Bach as its main theme. The plot centers on a space station orbiting the fictional planet Solaris, where a scientific mission has stalled because the skeleton crew of three scientists have fallen into emotional crises. Psychologist Kris Kelvin travels to the station to evaluate the situation, only to encounter the same mysterious phenomena as the others.

The film received critical acclaim, and is often cited as one of the greatest science fiction films in the history of cinema.

On Tuesday, March 26 at 20:00 at the Théâtre des Variétés.

Les règles du savoir – vivre dans la société moderne – Music Hall – Theatre

The Rules of Etiquette in Modern Society: Inspired by Baronne Staffe’s etiquette manual “Usages du monde”, the script by Jean-Luc Lagarce looks at the bourgeois rules of life, from baptism to burial, from cradle to grave.

After a 30 min interval follows Music Hall, where  the actress  accompanied by her “boys”, plays a deeply moving returnee leader. She recounts the sad conditions that are now reserved for her on tour, in theaters sometimes so small that she sees herself stuck between the back of the stage and the audience. His story, as funny as it is poignant, tinged with a sweet madness, is a tribute by the author to this ephemeral art, to the passionate, shadowy artists who travel across France in small, sometimes spartan theaters, sometimes even without an audience.

On Wednesday, March 27 at 20:00 at the Théâtre Princesse Grace.

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Dinner & Music – Le Printemps des Arts

A veritable composer of flavours, Michelin starred chef Yannick Alléno has concocted a menu in several movements, married perfectly with the violion of David Haroutunian for the ultimate multi-sensory experience. On Wednesday, March 27 at 20:00 at the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo.

Algorithme – Theatre

This is the story of Max, your typical content and fulfilled thirty-something, and also something of a technology addict. Our heroine finds herself thrust into an experience bordering on fantasy. Yet her story could just as easily be ours… Or at least, those of us incapable of going five minutes without staring at a screen. The actor’s talented performance combines with some impressive technical prowess to create the feeling of a waking dream, holding the audience spellbound from start to finish.

From Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30 at 20:00 and Sunday , March 31 at 16:30 at the Théâtre des Muses. Discover more here. 

La Fille du régiment – Opera

Comic opera in two acts, conducted by Ion Marin, and directed for the stage by Jean-Louis Grinda. Music by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848). Libretto by Jules Henry Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard. Premiere: Opéra-Comique, Paris, 11 February 1840. On Thursday, March 28 at 20:00 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier. Discover more here.

Maroussia Gentet – Le Printemps des Arts

Pianist Maroussia Gentet performs a recital filled with contrasts, juxtaposing Johannes Brahms’ final piano pieces with the first Klavierstück by Wolfgang Rihm, while Maurice Ravel’s elegant Miroirs reflect the endless inventiveness of Pierre Boulez’ Notations. On Thursday, March 28 at 20:00 at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

Whispers of the Wildlife – Exhibition

“My childhood, marked by the absence of photos, nurtured my love for photography. Initially drawn to street photography, my encounter with wildlife in South Africa during the Covid pandemic in 2021 changed my perspective. Moved by the beauty and vulnerability of wild animals, I decided to dedicate a significant portion of my time to documenting them. In August 2023, my first exhibition in Nice was a success, reinforcing my belief in the power of photography for change. I am now committed to raising awareness through my images.” Xavier L. From Saturday March 30 to Sunday, April 7 from 13:00 to 20:00 at the Comité National Monégasque A.I.A.P – U.N.E.S.C.O., 10 Quai Antoine 1er. 

Carte Blanche for the Conservatories – Le Printemps des Arts

With the participation of the Académie Rainier III, the École municipale de musique de Beausoleil, the Conservatoire municipal de musique de Vence, the Conservatoire de musique à Rayonnement Communal de Grasse, and the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice. On Saturday, March 30 at 16:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. Discover more here. 

Unisoni Ensemble – Le Printemps des Arts

The Unisoni Ensemble performs a selection of French and Italian baroque music in an wildlife-themed concert: from Carlo Farina’s ‘Capriccio stravagante’ to Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ‘La Poule’, the instruments’ beautiful imitation of animal sounds are at times quite clear, and at others more subtly concealed amid the virtuoso notes. On Saturday, March 30 at 20:00 at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco. Discover more and reserve your tickets here

Solid’airs – Concert

Charity Concert will be given this year for the benefit of the associations ECOUTE CANCER RECONFORT and SOLEIL ROYAL 06. This concert is a French variety show, the singers represent the LA CANTARELLA Association of Beausoleil which is made up of 25 singers. Organised by the association A CROCHES CHŒURS. On Saturday, March 30 at 20:30 at the Théâtre des Variétés. 

Danse Renaissance – Le Printemps des Arts

An interactive workshop with the Unisoni ensemble. Led by dancer and choreographer Anouk Mialaret, this workshop invites you to step back in time and learn how people danced at balls in the 16th century, based on essays written during the Renaissance period. By the end of this fun event, you’ll be an expert at dancing the pavane, the galliard, the allemande, the farandole, and the rondo! On Sunday, March 31 at 11:00 at the Atelier des Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Discover more here

The Amazing Keystone Big Band – Le Printemps des Arts

The inventive jazzmen of The Amazing Keystone Big Band reinterpret The Carnival of the Animals and transform Camille Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece into a great celebration of jazz, taking us from Harlem to Brazil, and from ragtime to bebop, without losing any of the original work’s animal nature. On Sunday, March 31 at 15:00 and 18:00 at the Auditorium Rainier III. 

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. Until Tuesday, December 31, 2024 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.

Polar Mission – Exhibition

Discover an immersive and interactive experience! Take on the role of a roving reporter and set off on a mission to explore the Polar regions! This new exhibition includes five thematic areas spread over two levels. Learn about the Poles and their wildlife, and the men and women who populate and explore them. Fascinating objects and documents, digital content and immersive devices come together to create a 360° experience. The great voyage can begin! Until Tuesday, December 31, at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Award winning husband and wife folk duo Zoë Conway and John Mc Intyre bring to the stage arrangements of traditional Irish music, compositions and songs, old and new. 

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Featured image: Max, theatre on March 28