Three MM Academy singers selected for the Queen Elisabeth Competition
Three singers from our MM Academy have been selected for the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, which this year will be dedicated on the voice.
The prestigious competition recently announced the participants for the 2023 edition. Four of the 64 candidates are Belgian, and three of them are no strangers to the public of La Monnaie: as of May 21, we will be keeping our fingers crossed for MM Laureates Margaux de Valensart and Lotte Verstaen(most recently Olga in our production of Yevgeny Onegin), as well as former member of our Choral Academy Linsey Coppens. As in previous editions for voice, the La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Alain Altinoglu, will again accompany the singers during the grand finale, held at the Centre of Fine Arts (Bozar) 1 to 3 June.
Since 2015, the MM Academy has offered students from Belgium's eight conservatoires and colleges of music the opportunity to complete their training with a professional internship within our opera house's Symphony Orchestra or Choir. Singers with potential as soloists can afterwards enjoy additional support as MM Soloist or MM Laureate.
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.