• Unavoidable cancellation of most of La Monnaie’s performances in November and December

    Because of the tightened restrictions designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus, not least the decision of the Brussels Capital Region to ban cultural events up to and including November 19th, La Monnaie has had to make radical changes to its programme.  

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  • Opernwelt crowns Marlis Petersen as ‘Singer of the Year’

    The authoritative German magazine Opernwelt has released its Jahrbuch 2020. After questioning 50 independent and internationally renowned critics, it takes stock of the past opera season. After awards in 2004, 2010, and 2015, Marlis Petersen, currently performing at La Monnaie in Die tote Stadt, has been proclaimed ‘Sängerin des Jahres’ for the fourth time. Nobody can imitate the German soprano.

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  • ‘Is this the end?’ in Cinéma Galeries

    After its immense success online, Jean-Luc Fafchamps world creation Is this the end? will be screened at Cinéma Galeries on Thursday September 24 at 19h30.

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  • ‘Is this the end?’ to proceed as planned, an homage to Patrick Davin

    The unexpected and tragic death of conductor Patrick Davin made a deep impression on our institution as well as the international music scene. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, with all colleagues who knew him, and with the many artists and coworkers closely involved in the preparations for Is this the end?. In accord with the wishes of the family, we have decided that this creation, in which Patrick poured so much energy and passion, will be performed as planned.

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  • Discover the updated La Monnaie autumn programme

    Dust off your 2020 cultural agenda. Starting in September, after a silence that has lasted way too long, there will once again be music ringing through La Monnaie! Discover our adapted programme extending through the end of November here.

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  • 240.000 times thank you

    These past couple months, La Monnaie was able to count on your very generous support. Thanks to your many donations during the compensation of our cancelled performances, we managed to collect over 240.000 euros. An essential financial backing to bridge this period of crisis. Thank you!

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  • Update on the start of our 2020-21 season

    After months of cultural slumber, La Monnaie is looking forward to the launch of the 2020-21 season. However, in the current situation, we are obliged to take the programming for the start of our cultural year back to the drawing board. Our world creation of The Time of Our Singing has to be postponed until next season, while we have also had to cancel our production of The Sleeping Thousand. At the same time, we are presenting a Corona-proof alternative in our new production Is this the end?

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  • La Monnaie musicians perform three digital Concert-E-ni

    For three weeks, our Concertini will resound at La Monnaie again. Since our musicians still have to perform without an audience for now, these unique chamber music performances, renamed Concert-E-ni, can be viewed on our website at the usual time: friday at 12:30. You will be able to rewatch these concerts as much as you like for one week.

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  • Sale of new (season) tickets for the 2020-21 season postponed

    Given the current, unpredictable situation, La Monnaie has decided to halt the sale of new season tickets, as well as the sale of single tickets for the 2020-21 season. As soon as we know more about the further development of the exit strategy and the start of the new season in September, we will communicate a new date.

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  • Choose your preferred method of compensation for our cancelled performances

    La Monnaie gives you several options to have your ticket for one of our cancelled performances compensated, as well as the possibility to support us in these challenging times.

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  • La Monnaie cancels all remaining performances in the 2019-20 season

    Following the extension of the safety measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are obliged to cancel all productions and events until the end of the season.

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  • Prestigious Russian opera award for ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’

    Our new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s magical opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan has won the Casta Diva Award for ‘best European opera event’.

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