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'.
This year's International Opera Awards, the "Oscars" of the opera world, will be presented on 9 November at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, during a ceremony that you can follow via free livestream on OperaVision.
La Monnaie is proud to announce it has been nominated in two categories:
In the category "Sustainability" for our ecological commitment and our Green Opera programme;
In other categories, we are pleased to discover the names of La Monnaie artists such as Nathalie Stutzmann, who made her debut in our orchestra pit with Queen of Spades last sesaon, and former music director Sir Antonio Pappano. Both are nominated in the category "Best Conductor". Sopranos Jodie Devos and Sally Matthews (MM Ambassador) have been nominated in the "Recording (Solo Recital)" and "Readers' Award" categories, respectively. Corinne Winters, whom we saw at work in our 2022 production of Il trittico, has a chance of winning the award for "Best Female Singer", and, finally, the Collectif 17h25, of which La Monnaie is part, is a fellow nominee in the category "Sustainability".
You can find the complete list of nominations here.
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.
'On purge bébé!" released on CD
In December 2022, La Monnaie presented the world premiere of On purge bébé!, Philippe Boesmans' final opera. The recording of this mischievous one-acter, conducted by Bassem Akiki, is now out on the Fuga Libera label.