Weekend in Monaco

#hello_monaco weekend: what to do on January 22nd and January 23rd

If you are making plans for the weekend HelloMonaco found a few events that can be interesting to you.

"Il Turco in Italia" by Gioachino Rossini

Music lovers have a few events to attend this weekend. To begin with there is “Il Turco in Italia” by Gioachino Rossini with Cecilia Bartoli, José Maria Lo Monaco, Barry Banks, David Astorga, Ildar Abdrazakov, Nicola Alaimo, Giovanni Romeo, the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo and the ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco, conducted by Gianluca Capuano, organised by the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on Friday 21 January (gala), at 8 pm, Sunday 23 January, at 3 pm, Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 January 2022, at 8 pm in Opéra de Monte-Carlo – Salle Garnier.

Stanislav Kochanovsky
Stanislav Kochanovsky @www.opmc.mc/

You can listen to classical music at the Grand Season Series: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Stanislav Kochanovksy with Matthias Goerne, baritone on Saturday 22 January 2022, at 8 pm in Auditorium Rainier III. On the programme music to be performed includes pieces by Dmitri Shostakovich and Nikolaï Rimsky-Korsakov.

Philippe BÉRAN
Philippe BÉRAN, Conductor @www.opmc.mc

And for kids there is Albert I Commemoration: symphonic concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra for a Young Audience conducted by Philippe Béran with Joan Mompart, stage adaptation and narration, and Julien Le Hérissier, musical composition, performing “Je suis Albert” (a reverie on Albert I, scholarly prince and navigator) on Sunday 23 January 2022, at 3 pm in Auditorium Rainier III.

"Qui Est Monsieur Schmitt ?" ("Who is Mr Schmitt?")
Photo credit: Pascal Ito @www.tpgmonaco.mc

And in the theater there is “Qui Est Monsieur Schmitt ?” (“Who is Mr Schmitt?”) by Sébastien Thiéry, with Stéphane de Groodt, Valérie Bonneton, Renaud Rutten, Chick Ortega and Steven Dagrou on Sunday 23 January 2022, at 5 pm in Théâtre Princesse Grace.

Expo Tremblements
Expo Tremblements. ©NMNM Andrea Rossetti 2021

“Tremors, Recent Acquisitions by the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco”, an exhibition presenting for the first time a selection of artworks acquired by the NMNM between 2010 and 2021, created by 18 artists of 10 different nationalities from Thursday 25 November 2021 to Sunday 15 May 2022, in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Paloma.

Conceived by Célia Bernasconi, Exhibition Curator, Chief Curator at the NMNM, the exhibition brings together contemporary works by seventeen living artists, including nine women, of twelve different nationalities. All of them have in common that they respond to the definition of the thought of trembling which, in the words of the poet Édouard Glissant, “unites us in absolute diversity, in a whirlwind of encounters”.

Video installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs, translate the tremors of the world.

Exhibition "Monaco – Alexandria, The Great Detour. World-Capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism"

A new exhibition just opened in the Principality. Monaco – Alexandria, The Great Detour. World-Capitals and Cosmopolitan Surrealism from Friday 17 December 2021 to Monday 2 May 2022, in Nouveau Musée National de Monaco – Villa Sauber.

Monaco-Alexandria presents itself as an emancipated exhibition from the spectrum of nationalist and Eurocentric art history. It is remarkable in this respect to depart from Monaco and its Nouveau Musée National to rethink North-South relations, in particular between key areas of Mediterranean Europe, including in its African and Eastern dimensions.

In this perspective, the NMNM in collaboration with Zamân Books & Curating, aims to create a dialogue between Monaco and Alexandria, namely two world-capitals with eloquent and yet little-known relations, woven in the heart of the 20th century, through transnational themes: ballets and (post)orientalist shows, southern surrealism, flora and fauna, feminist eroticism, urban development and nightlife; ultimately, the symbols and the poetics of cosmopolitanism through two great Mediterranean crossroads; both marked by the imprint of dreams and tourist mythologies as by that of the avant-garde in exile. Beyond the major themes explored, the exhibition + books aim at writing an unprecedented page in this connected and often French-speaking history, although shaped between several contact zone (Monaco, France, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Egypt, etc.)

Of course there are other interesting events taking place in Monaco. If you want to learn more about them visit our Calendar.

So have fun and enjoy your weekend!

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