From 12 June to 2 July, La Monnaie will present a series of performances of Les Huguenots by Giacomo Meyerbeer. A monumental and epic score, Les Huguenots (1836) represents the apogee of a composer's career, but also that of a musical genre – the French grand opera, which was then in full development in Paris. Before you can (re)discover this fascinating work in our Main Auditorium, La Monnaie dramaturge Sébastien Herbecq will introduce you to it in detail during a dynamic multimedia lecture. He will review the context of Paris in the early years of the 19th century and present the characteristics of French grand opera, as well as the most remarkable aspects of Meyerbeer's work, and of course of his score for Les Huguenots. Afterwards, La Monnaie will be pleased to offer you a drink in the MM Bar.