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.
Discover the new Arte Opera season, featuring La Monnaie's 'Bastarda'
In the 2022-23 season, 11 new European opera productions will be released for free online on Arte Opera. This year’s selection includes our Donizetti dyptich Bastarda, on the life of Elizabeth I, which will be staged at La Monnaie in the spring of 2023.
Every year the pan-European cultural channel Arte Opera releases several new opera productions online for free. Bastarda, La Monnaie's ambitious historical fresco about the life of Queen Elizabeth I, based on Donizetti's ‘Tudor-tetralogy’ Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth(1829), Anna Bolena(1830), Maria Stuarda(1834), and Roberto Devereux(1837), will be broadcast in the spring of 2024. Besides this premiere, a wide range of other new productions by directors from La Monnaie's artistic family made the cut: Dmitri Tcherniakov's Der Ring des Nibelungen (Wagner) at the Staatsoper Berlin, Krzysztof Warlikowski's Hamlet (Thomas) at the Paris Opéra and Time of Our Singing-director Ted Huffman's Romeo et Juliette (Gounod) at Oper Zürich.
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.