‘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.
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.