• Time for Your Singing!

    La Monnaie invites all Belgian amateur choirs to perform a key scene from Kris Defoort’s opera The Time Of Our Singing!

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  • A community project as part of ‘Ali’

    Ten young students from the Institut des Filles de Marie take their first steps on stage in Ali.

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  • Car park Monnaie / Munt to be renovated

    Due to renovation works, the Monnaie / Munt car park will no longer be accessible from 1 April. The public of La Monnaie will be able to use three other car parks in the city centre, at the same preferential rate.

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  • Bernard Foccroulle awarded an honorary doctorate

    On 15 February 2024, KU Leuven and UCLouvain awarded their honorary doctorates. One of the three laureates was Bernard Foccroulle, who headed our opera house for fifteen years and who earlier this season presented the world premiere of his opera Cassandra. This prestigious distinction recognizes his extraordinary contribution to the world of culture and his continued commitment to making art accessible to all.

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  • La Monnaie wins Oper! Award for 'Best Future Project'

    On 29 January, the National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam hosted the 2024 Oper! Awards. La Monnaie was there to receive the award for 'Best Future Project', for its innovative sustainability policy. For almost 23 years, we have been dedicated to reducing the impact of our activities on the environment, a commitment we have intensified with the launch of our 'Green Opera' programme in 2020.

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  • Alain Altinoglu promoted to the rank of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

    The French Ministry of Culture grants our Music Director this prestigious title for his outstanding artistic merits.

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  • Emmanuel Trenque made Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

    On 12 December, at the Résidence de France, François Sénémaud, the French ambassador to Belgium, presented the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres to Emmanuel Trenque, in the presence of his family and friends, the mayor of Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, and the artists and staff of La Monnaie.

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  • A special concert performance by the Cassandra Choir

    On 10 December, the Cassandra Choir celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a concert on the Brussels Grand Place.

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  • International Opera Award for ‘A bridge between two worlds’

    The International Opera Awards have just been presented at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. The decades-long work of our social programme was honoured in the Equal Opportunities & Impact category.

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  • International Opera Awards De Munt

    La Monnaie nominated for two International Opera Awards

    The nominations for the International Opera Awards 2023 have been announced! In recognition of our Green Opera project and the social programme 'A Bridge between two worlds', La Monnaie is shortlisted in the categories 'Sustainability' and 'Equal Opportunities & Impact'.

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  • La Monnaie director Peter de Caluwe knighted in the Italian Order of Merit

    On Thursday 21 September, Peter de Caluwe, General and Artistic Director of La Monnaie, received the Ordine al Merito during a ceremony at the Italian Embassy in Brussels.

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  • 'On purge bébé!" released on CD

    In December 2022, La Monnaie presented the world premiere of On purge bébé!, Philippe Boesmans' final opera. The recording of this mischievous one-acter, conducted by Bassem Akiki, is now out on the Fuga Libera label.

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