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Streaming Philippe Boesmans

Th  28  April 2016

During the European Opera Days (May 7 & 8) a new production from Philippe Boesmans' Reigen will be streamed live from the Opera of Stuttgart.

La Monnaie - Streaming Philippe Boesmans

MMM 33

Mo  25  April 2016

The MonnaieMuntMagazine 33 (MAI.JUN.JUL) was published on Friday 24th of April in De Morgen and Le Soir. You can read the online version here:

La Monnaie - MMM 33

Two awards for La Monnaie productions in Italy

Th  21  April 2016

On April 15, the Italian association for music criticism (Associazione Nazionale Critici Musicali) awarded its annual Premi Franco Abbiati. Bologna’s Teatro Communale, co-production partner of La Monnaie, received no less than three awards, a first in the 34-year-old history of the most prestigious Italian theatre awards.

Two of them were bestowed on productions originally created by La Monnaie: Guy Joosten’s Elektra in the category Best Director and Alvis Hermanis’ Jenůfa in the category Best Costumes, a wonderful recognition for the designs by Anna Watkins, all handcrafted in the Workshops of La Monnaie.

We would like to congratulate our loyal co-production partner Nicola Sani, intendant of the Teatro Communale di Bologna and collaborator for the past productions of Parsifal, Pélléas et Mélisande and Le Grand Macabre. We look forward to our future joint projects.

La Monnaie - Two awards for La Monnaie productions in Italy

Sweeney Todd at Flagey

Tu  19  April 2016

Sweeney Todd plays at Flagey Studio 5 on April 21, at 20:00.

Tim Burton's film adaptation of Sondheim's musical tells the story of a London barberer in the Victorian age, who cuts the throats of his customers. With the help of his assistent Mrs Lovett, he turns his victims into meat pies. Sweeney Todd is a delightfully grotesque musical.

La Monnaie - Sweeney Todd at Flagey

Venue adjustment for Concertino of March 25

Th  24  March 2016

Our concertino of March 25 will take place at 12:30 Bozar STUDIO, instead of Korean Cultural Centre. Bozar has accepted to help us stage the concert after whe heard the Korean Cultural Centre was forced to close. We would like to thank our colleagues at Bozar for their help!

STUDIO BOZAR (210 places)
Rue Ravenstein 23, Bruxelles 1000

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Robert Montgomery

Fr  25  March 2016

What Banksy does with images, the Scottish urban poet Robert Montgomery does with words: a wall, a billboard, a city view bent to his will. His eye-catching installations carry dreamy, critical, and at the same time optimistic messages. They succeed at drawing attention to the hidden poetry of unnoticed public spaces, in order to enrich everyday reality with unexpected layer of meaning. Montgomery is an alchemist with letters. In front of the Muntpaleis, he stages a work with no more than five simple words: All Palaces Are Temporary Palaces. They achieve more than just reminder of the fact that this venue is merely a temporary replacement for our theater under renovation. In between the post-industrial remnants of the former Thurn and Taxis-halls and the proud, brand new Muntpaleis, the phrase at the same time functions as a cautioning vanitas and an explicit call to appreciate fully the fleeting beauty of an intimate aria, a moving performance -- of a newly discovered opera location.

La Monnaie - Robert Montgomery

La Monnaie closed on Wednesday 23 March

Tu  22  March 2016

Because of the events in Brussels, La Monnaie and the Palais de la Monnaie at Tour & Taxis will be closed on Wednesday 23 March. All activities of the day are cancelled.

We present our condolences to the families of the victims.

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Alain Platel receives honorary doctorate from Ghent University

Mo  14  March 2016

On 18 March 2016 (Dies Natalis), Ghent University awards an honorary doctorate to Alain Platel: orthopedagogue, director, choreographer,  and founder of the dance and theater company Les Ballets C. de la B.
In May-June 2017, La Monnaie will present Alain Platel’s Mahler Projekt.

La Monnaie - Alain Platel receives honorary doctorate from Ghent University

Online ticket sale unavailable

Tu  8  March 2016

A technical maintenance of our ticketing system is scheduled for Wednesday 18 at 22:00. Due to this maintenance all online ticket sale services will be suspended. We expect normal operations to resume on Thursday at 06:00.

La Monnaie nominated for the International Opera Awards

Th  3  March 2016

The International Opera Awards return for their fourth year on May 15, 2016 in London.

La Monnaie was nominated for best world premiere : Penthesilea by Pascal Dusapins.

All information is to be found on:

La Monnaie - La Monnaie nominated for the International Opera Awards

L'Opera Seria : starting hour advanced to 7pm

Th  4  February 2016

During rehearsals it became clear that our version of this opera would be longer than initially anticipated. In order to offer our public the luxury of two intervals as well as the closing time at a reasonable hour, we decided to start the show at 7pm (instead of 7:30pm).

Frankenstein postponed

Fr  29  January 2016

The production of Frankenstein - the new creation that La Monnaie commissioned from the American composer Mark Grey, based on an idea by Alex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus - is postponed to a later date. Instead of Frankenstein, we will close this season with another first for La Monnaie, which is also “out of the box”: namely Sweeney Todd.

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We have been forced to make this decision as a result of both technical and budgetary complications. The venue at Tour & Taxis has unfortunately turned out not to be the ideal location to achieve what the creative team had in mind and what a world creation of this international importance would deserve. We have decided to carry out this project in one of the next seasons and at our home venue La Monnaie. This was the setting we had originally planned and for which the project had been designed and destined.


MMM 32

Sa  23  January 2016

The MonnaieMuntMagazine 32 (February > April 2016) was published on Friday 22 January in De Morgen and in Le Soir.
The digital version is to be consulted here:

La Monnaie - MMM 32

Pierre Boulez deceased

We  6  January 2016

With much sadness we hear that Boulez in Baden Baden on Tuesday 5 January.

Pascal Dusapin, who befriended Boulez, and the artistic team of To Be Sung will dedicate today's premiere to the memory of one of the most essential protagonists of the musical scene in the second half of the 20th century.

La Monnaie - Pierre Boulez deceased

La Monnaie on Google Cultural Institute

Tu  1  December 2015

A virtual tour of La Monnaie? We have teamed up with the Google Cultural Institute to make this possible starting in December.

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Wherever you are, you can visit La Monnaie via the internet: stroll from the Grande Salle, up the honorific staircase, through the Royal Salon and the Grand Foyer and even into the workshops. As a separate initiative, beautifully illustrated themed exhibitions have been put together. All this fits beautifully into our extramural season!


La Monnaie - La Monnaie on Google Cultural Institute

Recital Simon Keenlyside cancelled

Th  26  November 2015

Due to health issues, Simon Keenlyside is forced to cancel his recital of 7 December.
The « Inside the Singers Studio », scheduled for after the performance is equally cancelled.

Do you already have a ticket? Please contact our MMTICKETS (02 212 12 11 - to either change your tickets for another recital or concert or to get reimbursed.

Start ticketsale

Mo  23  November 2015

On 1 December, ticketsale starts for all productions of the second part of the season.

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La Monnaie - Start ticketsale

Nocturne 21 November cancelled

Sa  21  November 2015

Since Belgian authorities raised the terror alert level in Brussels to the highest level, La Monnaie has decided to cancel its participation to the Brussels Museums Nocturnes scheduled for Thursday 26 November.

La Monnaie - Nocturne 21 November cancelled

Performances Medúlla 21 November cancelled

Sa  21  November 2015

Because Belgian authorities raised the terror alert level in Brussels to the highest level, La Monnaie has decided to cancel the performances of Medúlla scheduled for today 21 November.

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Ticketholders will have their tickets reimbursed in gift vouchers, to be used for another performance of their choice.

For more information, please contact MM Tickets.


Andrea Breth receives Der Faust award 2015 for Jakob Lenz

Tu  17  November 2015

Andrea Breth has been award the prestigious  Der Faust 2015 by the Deutscher Bühnenverein for her staging of Jakob Lenz, a coproduction of La Monnaie, Oper Stuttgart and the Staatsoper Berlin.

La Monnaie - Andrea Breth receives Der Faust award 2015 for Jakob Lenz

MM Tickets - exhibition

Fr  13  November 2015

Tickets for the shows in the second half of this season go on sale on December 1st. To mark the occasion La Monnaie is inviting you to come along and delve into its archive and discover the history and graphic evolution of its admission tickets. You will be surprised at just how much tickets can tell us about an opera house!

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1.12.2015 - 11:00

14 rue des Princes, 1000 Bruxelles

Entrée gratuite


Anthony Rolfe Johnson - recital at La Monnaie on CD

Sa  31  October 2015

In November Cypres will release a CD dedicated to a recital by Anthony Rolfe Johnson at La Monnaie.

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This recording will enable you to relive the thrilling recital given in 1996 by the celebrated English tenor accompanied by Graham Johnson on the piano, a recital taken from the inestimable archives of La Monnaie.

Rolfe Johnson performs Purcell, Schubert and Britten, three composers he placed above all others.


La Monnaie - Anthony Rolfe Johnson - recital at La Monnaie on CD

Mitridate, new production team chosen

Mo  26  October 2015

La Monnaie has chosen the new production team for the opera Mitridate, Re di Ponto scheduled for May 2016 : Clarac-Deloeuil > le lab, represented by Jean-Philippe Clarac and Olivier Deloeuil.

La Monnaie - Mitridate, new production team chosen

MMM 31

Sa  24  October 2015

The MonnaieMuntMagazine 31 (November 2015 > January 2016) was published on Friday 23 October in De Morgen and on Saturday 24 October in Le Soir. The digital version is to be consulted here:

La Monnaie - MMM 31

Nominations in Opernwelt Jahrbuch 2014-2015

Th  1  October 2015

La Monnaie has the pleasure to announce that it has was mentioned three times by the revered German review Opernwelt in its annual report or  “Jahrbuch 2014-15” : for Jakob Lenz, Penthesilea & Georg Nigl (who starred both in Jakob Lenz and in Penthesilea).

La Monnaie - Nominations in Opernwelt Jahrbuch 2014-2015

CD recording of the opera «Au monde» has received different awards

Tu  8  September 2015

The double CD of the opera Au monde by Philippe Boesmans - a world creation of La Monnaie, has been rewarded with

  • Diapason d'Or (May 2015)
  • Choc - Classica (July 2015)
  • ffff - Télérama (August 2015)
  • 3 coeurs - L'Avant-Scène Opéra (August 2015)
La Monnaie - CD recording of the opera «Au monde» has received different awards

Elisir d'amore : performance of 17 September

Su  6  September 2015

The performance of Thursday 17 September at 2pm is accessible to varied audience:

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  • secondary school students
  • college students
  • the socially, economically and medically fragile
  • all public


Alain Altinoglu appointed as Music director of La Monnaie

We  2  September 2015

Since conducting several performances at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, including Massenet’s Cendrillon in 2011, and many symphonic concerts with the orchestra of La Monnaie , it is with great enthusiasm that General director Peter de Caluwe and the staff of La Monnaie welcome Maestro Alain Altinoglu into this long-term collaboration as their new Music Director.

La Monnaie - Alain Altinoglu appointed as Music director of La Monnaie