To mark La Monnaie’s new production of DieZauberflöte, several of the most important institutions in Brussels will present original work by and a number of events with the Italian artist.
To mark La Monnaie’s new production of DieZauberflöte, which will see Romeo Castellucci offering his personal vision of Mozart’s masterpiece, several of the most important institutions in Brussels will also be opening their doors to the Italian artist for the creation of original works and the staging of a number of events. As part of this programme, Castellucci will be making an artistic intervention in the BOZAR rooms during the course of the first monographic exhibition to be dedicated to Theodoor van Loon – the seventeenth-century Caravaggist painter from the Southern Netherlands – and he will also be presenting La Vita Nuova, a new performance-installation that will take place in co-production with BOZAR at KANAL-Centre Pompidou.
Romeo Castellucci will also be the first guest artist to feature with an unpublished artist's “carte blanche” notebook in La Monnaie’s new edition of its magazine, MMM, and will be evoking his passion for cinema with his own “carte blanche” selection of films at Cinematek.
Over a period of several months, with this exceptional presence featuring at so many of the city’s landmark locations, this great European director will be Brussels’ very own artist-in-residence.
Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, from 18 September
Romeo Castellucci et l’opéra, with Romeo Castellucci and Peter de Caluwe, debate moderated by Nicola Sani, Istituto Italiano di Cultura Bruxelles, 17 September, 19:00
Theodoor van Loon, a Caravaggist Painter Active in Rome and Brussels, at BOZAR from 10 October
La Vita Nuova at KANAL-Centre Pompidou from 28 November
“Carte Blanche: Romeo Castellucci” at La Cinematek, September (date to be confirmed)
“Cahier d’Artiste” in La Monnaie’s MMM magazine (September–October)
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. This award, one of the highest honours of the Italian Republic, is presented by President Sergio Mattarella for special merits in the fields of the arts, economy, public service and social, philanthropic or humanitarian activities.
Nominations for the 2023 International Opera Awards are now open
Travel by train to any La Monnaie performance at half price!
Thanks to the BRAVO! ticket, you can travel to La Monnaie by train at half price. Each of our performance tickets now has a unique SNCB discount code which allows you to book a low-cost return trip to Brussels on the day of your performance.