Calendar
ALL SHOWS ARE PERFORMED AT THE MONTE CARLO OPERA except those in November
November 2023
Thursday
02 November
20 H

Choral concert
Subscription Galas
Subscription Soirées
Messa da requiem
Verdi
Sunday
19 November
19 H (by invitation from the Palais)

Staged Concert
Caruso à Monaco
Wednesday
22 November
20 H

Opera
Subscription Galas
Don Carlo
Verdi
Friday
24 November
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Don Carlo
Verdi
Sunday
26 November
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Don Carlo
Verdi
December 2023
Saturday
16 December
20 H (Gala)

Musical
Subscription Galas
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Sunday
17 December
15 H

Musical
Subscription Matinées
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Tuesday
19 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Wednesday
20 December
20 H

Musical
Subscription Soirées
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Thursday
21 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Friday
22 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Friday
22 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Saturday
23 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Saturday
23 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Monday
25 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Tuesday
26 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Tuesday
26 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Wednesday
27 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Wednesday
27 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Friday
29 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Friday
29 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Saturday
30 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Saturday
30 December
20 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Sunday
31 December
15 H

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
Sunday
31 December
20 H (masquerade night)

Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Lloyd Webber
January 2024
Wednesday
24 January
19 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Haendel
Friday
26 January
19 H

Opera
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Haendel
Sunday
28 January
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Haendel
Monday
29 January
20 H

Choral concert
Subscription Galas
Ein deutsches Requiem
Brahms
Tuesday
30 January
19 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Giulio Cesare in Egitto
Haendel
February 2024
Friday
23 February
20 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi
Mascagni & Puccini
Saturday
24 February
20 H

Aria Recital
Subscription Soirées
Rolando Villazón
Sunday
25 February
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi
Mascagni & Puccini
Tuesday
27 February
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi
Mascagni & Puccini
Thursday
29 February
20 H

Opera
Cavalleria rusticana & Gianni Schicchi
Mascagni & Puccini
March 2024
Saturday
23 March
17 H

Recital
Cecilia Bartoli & Lang Lang
Sunday
24 March
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
La Fille du régiment
Donizetti
Tuesday
26 March
20 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
La Fille du régiment
Donizetti
Thursday
28 March
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
La Fille du régiment
Donizetti
Saturday
30 March
20 H

Opera
La Fille du régiment
Donizetti
April 2024
Sunday
07 April
19 H

Staged Concert
Subscription Galas
Their Master’s Voice
Malkovich - Bartoli
Monte Carlo Opera Chorus

A few words about...

Conducted since 2007 by Stefano Visconti, the Monte Carlo Opera Chorus is composed of forty singers. In addition to the Monte Carlo Opera season, the chorus collaborates with the  Principality’s other cultural entities such as the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra and the  Monte Carlo Ballet. The Monte Carlo Opera Chorus participates in the Monte Carlo Opera  productions abroad (La traviata in Antibes, La Favorite, Guillaume Tell and  Simon Boccanegra at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées…).
They also perform in chamber music ensembles, in a large repertoire, as well as in concert, covering all genres: from sacred music to cross-over projects designed to attract the widest pos-sible audience. The Monte Carlo Opera Chorus is regularly invited in France and abroad to take part in various festivals, tours or opera seasons: Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Royal Opera House of Oman, Chorégies d’Orange, Opéra de Marseille, Tokyo, Osaka, Messina, Athens and recently at the Vienna Staatsoper for a Rossini Mania Festival.

Stefano Visconti, chorus master

Born in Livorno in 1960, Stefano Visconti studied piano, choral conducting with Fosco Corti and Roberto Gabbiani and orchestral conducting with Piero Bellugi and Giancarlo Andretta. He has been a chorus master at the Monte Carlo Opera since 2007. Previously he was chorus master at the Theatre of Livorno (1991-2001) and director of choir at the Opéra-Théâtre of Avignon (2001-2007), while being chorus master at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago from 1999 to 2015. From 1984 to 2001 he directed the Guido-Monaco Polyphonic Choir of Livorno, which won various awards. In 2000 he founded the Chamber Choir of Tuscany, which consists of professional singers. He has conducted the reconstruction of the complete sacred works for soloists, choir and orchestra of Giuseppe Cambini. Since 2008, Stefano Visconti has been chorus master of the Soirées lyriques de Sanxay. He is artistic and musical director of the Monte Carlo Chamber Choir. He has made several recordings for Foné, Agora and Kikko Classic, notably of numerous operas by Mascagni.

Monte Carlo Opera Chorus

Stefano Visconti
CHOirMASTER

Aurelio Scotto
Pianist/Assistant to the chorus master/ Consultant for the musical organisation 

Colette Audat
CHORUS MANAGER/LIBRARIAN

Sopranos I
GaliNa BakalovA
Antonella Cesario
Chiara Iaia
Giovanna Minniti
Felicity Murphy

Sopranos II
Rossella Antonacci
VITTORIA GIACOBAZZI
Valérie Marret
Letizia Pianigiani
Laura Maria Romo Contreras

Mezzosopranos
Teresa Bramwell Davies
Géraldine Mélac
Suma Mellano
Federica Spatola
 

Altos
MARIA-Elisabetta De Giorgi
Catia Pizzi
ORNELLA CORVI
Paola Scaltriti
Rossella Tortora

Tenors I
Walter Barbaria
Lorenzo Caltagirone
Giandomenico Cappuccio
Thierry Di Meo
Vincenzo Di Nocera
Nicolo’ La Farciola

Tenors II
Gianni Cossu
Pasquale Ferraro
Fabio Marzi
Adolfo Scotto Di Luzio
Salvatore Taiello
 

BarItonEs
Fabio Bonavita
Vincenzo Cristofoli
Daniele Del Bue
Luca Vianello

Basses
Andrea Albertolli
Przemyslaw Baranek
Paolo Marchini
Edgardo Rinaldi
Matthew Thistleton