‘From the House of the Dead’ wins La Monnaie International Opera Award for Best New Production
On Monday 29 April 2019, the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London set the stage for the 2019 International Opera Awards Ceremony. La Monnaie took home the award for Best New Production with Janáček’s From theHouse of the Dead.
This production was presented at La Monnaie last November, in a staging by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Next season, the acclaimed Polish director, a regular guest in Brussels, returns for a new production of Jacques Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann.
Founded in 2012, the International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera around the world. Judging of the International Opera Awards is carried out by a jury of industry professionals comprising critics and musicians, but also of readers of Opera Magazine.
French baritone Stéphane Degout, another frequent guest at La Monnaie, won the award in the Best Recording (Solo Recital) category for his album Enfers (Harmonia Mundi); and Katie Mitchell, who will stage Zauberlandat La Monnaie next season, was voted Best Director.
Finally, La Monnaie also wishes to congratulate its colleagues at the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen for winning the award for Best Opera Company.
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.
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.