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.
Once upon Now. So, in the middle of March, we launched the 2020-21 season. It was going to be a cultural year, with our feet planted firmly in the reality of today. But since then, that reality has been thoroughly uprooted. The ‘new normal’ is a fact, but fortunately it is a ‘normal’ in which we once again may, can and will play!
Of course, this does not take away from the fact that our sector and our house have been confronted with enormous challenges in recent months: visitor limitations, travel restrictions for artists, the tightening of safety measures, etc. All this means that not only your visit to La Monnaie will look somewhat different this autumn (read the answers to all your practical questions here), but we have also been forced to make a few adjustments to our programming.
Please explore our complete programme through the end of November below. As from today you can also reserve tickets for these shows. For some productions, you can do this via the usual ticket sale, but for most of the shows we are currently using a waiting-list system. Put your name on the waiting list for a specific production, and we will contact you as soon as tickets become available. Subscribers, MM Friends, members of MM Maecenas and MM Patrons need only specify and confirm their membership on the waiting list to take advantage of their priority status.
We will update subscribers about their seats as soon as possible.
- IS THIS THE END?
- NEW | À L’EXTRÊME BORD DU MONDE
The young Belgian composer Harold Noben wrote a chamber opera for mezzo, tenor and piano quartet about the final days of Stefan and Lotte Zweig.
- ADAPTED | DIE TOTE STADT
To celebrate the centenary of Die tote Stadt in safe conditions, La Monnaie has given the planned production a profound make-over. The score was revised to accommodate a smaller orchestra, and the opera was shortened to under two hours as to avoid the need for an intermission. The entire artistic team is working on an adapted staging.
- NEW | DER SCHAUSPIELDIREKTOR
Due to its enormous scale and cast, De Kinderen der Zee unfortunately had to be postponed until a later season. However, music director Alain Altinoglu offers solace with this one-act production from Mozart that takes aim at the world of opera.
- ADAPTED | FROM THE NEW WORLD
In this season’s opening concert, Alain Altinoglu links Antonín Dvořák’s iconic symphony From the New World to the Choral no.°2 from another musical émigré, the French-Belgian César Franck. The Vioolconcerto by Erich Wolfgang Korngold is no longer on the playbill.
- ADAPTED | DRUMMING
The coronavirus prevented this live musical performance from even taking the stage, but that in no way detracts from the dazzling life force of this iconic Rosas performance.
- NEW | DANCE AT KVS
This autumn, our Troika partner KVS presents no less than six dance performances. The result is an original, dynamic, and varied programme by renowned choreographers.
- NEW | OPERA ARIA BATTLE
We have put together a concertino that is unique in every way, especially for the outdoor stage behind the KVS. Young Singers from the MM Academy take on our brass section in a true ‘Opera Aria Battle’!
- NEW | SAFE
Safe, based on the film by Todd Haynes, begins as a live concert but with the help of binaural sound technology evolves into a sophisticated audio play.