The fairy-tale continues: La Monnaie’s 'Tsar Saltan' wins Opera Award for Best Production
The 2019 La Monnaie production of Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan has won a prestigious International Opera Award in the ‘New Production’ category.
The original interpretation by stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov, who transformed the Russian folktale into a coping mechanism for a boy with autism after his parents’ divorce, was an immense success notably thanks to its playful but all the while impressive animations. The ceremony of these most prestigious accolades in the world of opera was originally planned for May 2020, but had to be postponed for reasons well known. The gala was still held as a virtual event this year, and director Dmitri Tcherniakov accepted the award via videoconference.
Tcherniakov will return to La Monnaie in the 2021-22 season already. Opening night for his production of Bizets Carmenwill be on January 23, 2022. The award-winning production of The Tale of Tsar Saltan will return to our stage in 2023.
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'.
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.