The launch of this extraordinary project took place in the best of moods over a friendly drink, followed by a guided tour and a first singing workshop led by Laurence Renson.
On 3 October, a hundred amateur choristers will meet for the first rehearsal and form the final choir, united by the same passion for singing and the desire to raise public awareness of the environmental cause. For if the Cassandra of the myth and the Sandra of the opera are struggling to be heard, the Cassandra Choir will soon resound in all its strength.
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.