Opera Europa and OperaVision launch charity campaign for Ukrainian artists
On this World Opera Day, Opera Europa – a collective of 222 European opera companies, including La Monnaie – and OperaVision are launching a charity campaign in support of
Ukrainian opera artists.
Since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, many of the country's theaters have been severely damaged or even destroyed by bombing, and many promising artistic careers have been cut short. On the occasion of World Opera Day, Opera Europa and OperaVision are launching a series of charity actions in support of the artists, as well as the administrative and technical staff of these theaters. Several artists will be taken in by other European
companies in the network, to help them pursue their careers and give them the capacity to
rebuild the cultural landscape of their countries.
OperaVision is also streaming the opera The Golden Crown, an opera by the Ukrainian composer Borys Lyatoshynsky, together with six other productions, to raise donations in support of Ukrainian artists. It is possible to make donations via the platform Transnational Giving Europe, a network of 20 leading European foundations that supports cross-border intra-European philanthropy, or through the online campaign GoFundMe.
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.
Nominations for the 2023 International Opera Awards are now open
Travel by train to any La Monnaie performance at half price!
Thanks to the BRAVO! ticket, you can travel to La Monnaie by train at half price. Each of our performance tickets now has a unique SNCB discount code which allows you to book a low-cost return trip to Brussels on the day of your performance.