A sense of style, an eye for detail and, above all, many hours of monk's work: that is what it took our Workshops to produce the opulent costumes, hats and accessories of Les Huguenots. Catch a glimpse of these magnificent creations.
An overwhelming mass spectacle that keeps you glued to your seat for five hours with its historical tableaux, ballets, choral scenes, musical inventiveness, and intense drama and romance: Les Huguenots is, without a doubt, one of the greatest blockbusters in the entire history of opera. In 2011, La Monnaie helped its revival with a successful production that you can now rediscover.
Whoever said 'Rome wasn't built in a day' must have worked in the opera industry. Constructing the set for Les Huguenots is nothing less than a titanic work. Let our Head of Stage Marcel Maus treat you to a look behind the scenes, where his team not only puts up the set, but also makes it move in perfect unison with the music.
A constant certainty for every French grand opéra: its impressive ballet scenes! Les Huguenots is - fortunately - no exception. Follow our dancers and choreographer Daniel Izzo as they prepare their contemporary choreography with a poetic-macabre touch.
Les Huguenots is the story of an impossible love affair between a Catholic woman and a Protestant man against the backdrop of the French religious wars of the 16th century, with the infamous St Bartholomew’s Day massacre as its lowest point. Read the synopsis of the opera here.