ATTENTION! The announced STIB / MIVB strike will severely disrupt bus, tram and subway traffic on December 12. We ask you to take this into account if you are attending one of our performances that day and to prepare your route to and from our opera house well. Transport companies SNCB-NMBS, De Lijn and TEC expect no disruption on their lines.
De Munt supports the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Today, on the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, La Monnaie celebrates diversity in all its forms and expresses its support for all organisations that stand up for LGBTQIA+ rights.
For several years now, the month of May sees many initiatives and organisations calling for the celebration of diversity and tolerance. This is still needed. Unfortunately, all over the world - including in Brussels - people are still falling victim to violence, exclusion and discrimination on a daily basis because of their perceived "otherness".
On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, and in the run-up to the Belgian Pride that will cross the Place de la Monnaie on Saturday 21 May, La Monnaie wishes to show its support for all those who are fighting for the rights of people who identify themselves as LGBTQIA+. In their struggle, they bring about a gradual change in mentality and a more open society. La Monnaie wants to contribute to this transformation, convinced that culture and education have an essential role to play in it.
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.