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“The Phantom of the Opera” at the Monte-Carlo Opera

On Saturday October 22 at 8 pm and Sunday October 23 at 3 pm the Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnie is presenting “The Phantom of the Opera” by Rupert Julian with improvised music on the piano by Jean-François Zygel, organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera in conjunction with the Monaco Audiovisual Archives.

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1925 American silent horror film adaptation of Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra, directed by Rupert Julian and starring Lon Chaney, Sr. in the title role of the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he “loves” a star. The film remains most famous for Chaney’s ghastly, self-devised make-up, which was kept a studio secret until the film’s premiere. The film was released on November 25, 1925.

The picture also features Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, John St. Polis, and Snitz Edwards. The last surviving cast member was Carla Laemmle (1909–2014), niece of producer Carl Laemmle, who played a small role as “prima ballerina” in the film when she was about 15.

2nd International Organ Festival at Chapelle des Carmes

On Saturday October 22 at 4 pm at Chapelle des Carmes will take place 2nd International Organ Festival with Silvano Rodi and Adriano Meggetto, Baroque flute, organised by the In Tempore Organi Association.

For more information you can call: 06 83 58 06 38

World Sea Rowing Championship

From Thursday 20 October to Sunday 23 October, Baie de Monaco : World Sea Rowing Championship organized by the Nautical Rowing Society (Société Nautique d’Aviron)

Coastal rowing is the extreme version, the adventure side of rowing. It involves rowing along a sea coast and out into the sea and is one of the fastest growing communities of rowers. It is especially popular in Italy, France and Great Britain to name a few. It can be found in all corners of the world including the Maldives and many parts of Africa. Coastal rowing boats are also used inland on some lakes and rivers where the water tends not to be flat.

Rowing on rough water means that coastal rowing is quite different from the flat-water Olympic style of going in a straight line. Coastal rowers instead, often prefer rough water which adds a whole new dimension to the sport with many coastal rowers cherishing the exhilarating aspect of rowing in extreme conditions.

Olympic rower Lassi Karonen (SWE) rowed at the 2013 World Rowing Coastal Championships and described the feeling, “The similarity (with flat-water rowing) is the movement of the stroke, everything else is different.”

Coastal rowing is easier to learn than flat-water rowing, due partly to the stability and robustness of coastal rowing equipment which differs from the Olympic-style boats. The standard boats are singles (or solo), doubles and coxed quadruple sculls. But just knowing how to handle a coastal rowing boat is not sufficient to become a good coastal rower. Crews must be aware of tides and currents, learn about the course’s topography and know what to do in the midst of maritime traffic and in case of bad weather.

Exhibition of works by J-E Lorenzi and D. Lorenzi-Scotto

From Wednesday 19 October to Wednesday 16 November, from 1 pm to 7 pm (except Mondays), Salle d’Exposition, Quai Antoine Ier : Exhibition of works by J-E Lorenzi and D. Lorenzi-Scotto, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs

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