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The Golden Cockerel receives award

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After Elektra, Parsifal and Powder Her Face, the French music press awarded La Monnaie the prestigious Prix de l’Europe Francophone.

The price was awarded to our production of The Golden Cockerel, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s last opera, conducted by Alain Altinoglu and directed by Laurent Pelly.

The past few years, La Monnaie has had the honour of receiving several awards by the French music press: in 2015 we received the award for Best World Creation (Penthesilea) and Best Audiovisual Realisation (Lulu). These productions were created and staged in our opera house. We rejoice that we could convince the French music press with the artistic quality of our extra muros productions. It is a fantastic tribute to the extraordinary work our teams have accomplished in challenging circumstances.