Composer and former general director of La Monnaie Bernard Foccroulle explains how the late choreographer Trisha Brown served as an inspiration for Climbing – Dancing. His cello concerto, commissioned by La Monnaie, gives a contemporary touch to the final Beethoven concert of our 2018-19 cycle, with the Seventh and Eighth Symfonies.
A few days before the world premiere of Bernard Foccroulle’s Climbing – Dancing, La Monnaie cellist Sébastien Walnier shares his impressions on this new cello concerto dedicated to Trisha Brown.
A bloodhound and a not-quite-so-innocent shepherd. Our production of Tosca sees MM Academy members Kamil Ben Hsaïn Lachiri and Logan Lopez Gonzalez at work on the opera stage. The two young singers talk about their experience in our training programme, their first steps as professional singers and their role in Tosca.
He might be the youngest artist to take the stage for Tosca, but Sacha Pirlet is not your average twelve-year-old. With plenty of experience in the field of acting for both film and stage and with his coach Mehdi Mojahid to back him up, Sacha is more than ready to step into the shoes of Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Alain Altinoglu is back at La Monnaie to conduct his first opera production of the year. We got to follow our Music Director during the orchestral rehearsals of Tosca, after which he kindly took place behind the piano to guide us along the great musical themes that make this opera one of the must-see pieces of the repertoire.