THE MONTE CARLO BALLET COMPANY
In 1985, the Monte Carlo Ballet was born thanks to the determination of H.S.H. the Princess of Hanover who wanted to be part of the dance tradition in Monaco. The arrival of Jean-Christophe Maillot in 1993 gave the company an international boost thanks to his ballets that are performed all over the world, as well as his policy of inviting choreographers. The Monte Carlo Ballet has been part of the same structure since 2009: the Company, an International Festival (Monaco Dance Forum), and a high-level dance school (L 'Académie Princesse Grace).
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THE MONTE CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1856, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra holds a prominent place in the international musical world. Its fabulous ability to combine tradition and modernity has made it one of the leading orchestras in the interpretation of great repertoire symphonic works and the revival of more rare and contemporary works, as well as lyrical and choreographic creations.
The Orchestra receives regular invitations from major festivals and has been pursuing a registration policy under the "OPMC Classics" label since 2010.
Every year the Orchestra puts out a season of concerts in Monaco that include symphonic concerts, recitals, chamber music, concerts for younger audiences, etc.
THE MONTE CARLO OPERA
Since its inauguration in 1879, the Monte Carlo Opera has been renowned for its prestigious deliveries and excellent performances. It has been the jewel of many productions since 1892 thanks to famous director Raoul Günsbourg, who held his position for almost 60 years. His successors have followed this prestigious guideline. Since he was appointed in 2007, Monaco native Jean-Louis Grinda, director of operas and stage director for several years, exemplifies the expansion and international fame of the Monte Carlo Opera. He launches world premieres, creates, exports and co-produces new productions around the world, and hires the best international artists for his projects. In 2016, he created the baroque ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco with Cecilia Bartoli, who will become the first woman to direct the Monte Carlo Opera starting in January of 2023.
THE PRINCESSE GRACE DE MONACO THEATRE
Chaired by H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, The Princesse Grace Theatre (TPG) offers a programme that reflects the diversity and richness of theatrical art. Between "great classics" and more contemporary creations, for several years it has developed an artistic line centred on author and text. Within this capacity, the theatre has collaborated with leading companies and productions, including the Comédie-Française, which is regularly hosted on its stage. The 2021-2022 season was marked by the launch of the "Scène et Création" label, which honours a work from the Monegasque theatrical scene. Two comedies have also been offered "Outside the Walls" at the Grimaldi Forum.
THE MONTE CARLO SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
Founded in 1970 at the suggestion of Princess Grace of Monaco and chaired by H.R.H. the Princess of Hanover since 1984, the Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival is a music festival whose artistic direction has been propelled by composer and conductor Bruno Mantovani since May 2021. With Middle Ages and contemporary creations, traditional music and jazz, the Spring Arts Festival combines language, aesthetics, schools and builds bridges between remote musicians.