La Monnaie at the ‘Opéra Monde’ exhibition at the Centre Pompidou Metz
La Monnaie has loaned several items from its archive collection to the Opéra Monde exhibition, which opened at the Centre Pompidou in Metz on June 21st.
Mounted as part of the Opéra de Paris’ 350th birthday celebrations, the Opéra Monde exhibition– or to give it its full English title: Opera as the World, The quest for a total work of art -, takes an in-depth look at the cross-fertilization between the world of the visual arts and opera in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. La Monnaie’s contributions include Berlinde De Bruyckere’s imposing set model from the world creation of Pascal Dusapin’s Penthesilea (2015), a video excerpt from Romeo Castellucci’s Parsifal (Wagner) and a wealth of photographic material relating to recent productions. This is the first time that these valuable, three-dimensional pieces of theatre documentation have been loaned for an exhibition and we have been able to do this thanks to the staunch efforts of our archivists, who have developed and implemented a preservation project for set models over the last ten years.
Opéra Monde, in a set by Małgorzata Szczęśniak (at La Monnaie next season for Les Contes d’Hoffmann) is on in Metz until January 27th 2020.
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.
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.