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
Les Musiciens du Prince

A few words about...

The orchestra Les Musiciens du Prince –Monaco was founded in the spring of 2016 at the Monte Carlo Opera, upon the initiative of Cecilia Bartoli and in collaboration with Jean-Louis Grinda, then Director of the Opera. The project received the immediate support of HSH Prince Albert II and HRH Princess of Hanover. Cecilia Bartoli, performer and artistic director, has brought together the world’s finest musicians, playing on period instruments, to create an orchestra inspired by the 17th and 18th century music traditions in vogue at princely, royal and imperial courts throughout Europe. Her artistic vision is centred on the grand masters of the Baroque period, such as Haendel, and Vivaldi, as well as on the Mozart and Rossini repertoire. Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco and Cecilia Bartoli have performed in Europe’s major venues, unanimously acclaimed by audiences and the international press. They regularly perform in Salzburg (Whitsun Festival and Summer Festival). Gianluca Capuano has been appointed Principal Conductor in March 2019. Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco are in residence at the Monte Carlo Opera.

Gianluca Capuano, principal conductor

Born in Milan, Gianluca Capuano graduated in organ, composition and conducting from the Milan Conservatory. In 2006 he founded an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to early music, Il Canto di Orfeo. In 2016, he gained international recognition when he conducted Norma with Cecilia Bartoli at the Edinburgh Festival, a performance that was repeated in Paris (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées) and Baden Baden. He then conducted La Cenerentola with Cecilia Bartoli. In 2017 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival in Ariodante (revived later in Monte Carlo) and La donna del lago, both with Cecilia Bartoli and les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco, of which he has been Principal Conductor since 2019. He is invited by the main European opera houses (Milan, Rome, Cologne, Munich, Vienna…). Recently, he conducted La Cenerentola and Iphigénie en Tauride in Zurich, Orfeo ed Euridice in Rome, L’elisir d’amore in Madrid, Il matrimonio segreto in Amsterdam, Guillaume Tell at the Chorégies d’Orange, Il turco in Italia at the Monte Carlo Opera and the Vienna Staatsoper, Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg.

Les musiciens du Prince – Monaco 2023-2024

ViolIns I
ENRICO CASAZZA* 
THIBAULT NOALLY* 
ÁGNES KERTÉSZ
MURIEL QUISTAD 
GABRIELE PRO
ROBERTO RUTKAUSKAS 
ANAÏS SOUCAILLE
ANNA URPINA RIUS 
ANDREA VASSALLE

ViolIns II
NICOLAS MAZZOLENI* 
CHIARA ZANISI*
LAURA CAVAZZUTI 
FRANCESCO COLLETTI 
DIEGO MORENO CASTELLI 
SVETLANA FOMINA 
REYES GALLARDO
GIAN ANDREA GUERRA 
ELISA IMBALZANO 
MASSIMO PERCIVALDI 
LAURA SCIPIONI
AGNÈS STRADNER
mATILDE TOSETTI

VIOLAS
DEIRDRE DOWLING* 
PATRICIA GAGNON*

DIEGO MECCA* 
EMANUELE MARCANTE 
BERNADETTE VERHAGEN

CELLOS
MARCO FREZZATO* 
ROBIN GEOFFREY MICHAEL*
NICOLA BROVELLI 
ANNA CAMPORINI 
GUILLAUME FRANCOIS 
FRANCESCO GALLIGIONI 
ROLANDO MORO 
ANTONIO CARLO PAPETTI 
FEDERICO TOFFANO 
ÉMILIE WALLYN

DOUBLES BASSES
ROBERTO FERNÁNDEZ DE LARRINOA* 
CLOTILDE GUYON 
DAVIDE NAVA
MARIA VAHERVUO

Viola da gamba 
CRISTIANO CONTADIN

RECORDERS
BENNY AGHASSI* 
SABRINA FREY
MARCO SCORTICATI

FlUtes
JEAN-MARC GOUJON* 
PABLO SOSA DEL ROSARIO* 
REBEKKA BRUNNER

OBOES
Pier Luigi FABRETTI*
Guido CAMPANA

Clarinets
Francesco SPENDOLINI*
Roberta CRISTINI

BassOons
Benny AGHASSI*
Elena BIANCHI*
Hugo RODRIGUEZ ARTEAGA*
Ivan CALESTANI

BASSOON AND RECORDER
JEONG-GUK LEE

HORNS
ULRICH HÜBNER* 
ERWIN WIERINGA* 
DILENO BALDIN
GILBERT CAMÍ FARRÀS 
EMMANUEL FRANKENBERG
CLAUDE PADOAN

TRUMPETS
Thibaud ROBINNE*
Sebastian SCHÄRR
PATRICK DREIER

Trombones
seth quistad*
marco rodrigues
billIE thomas

ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD
Davide POZZI*

HARPSICHORD
Gabriele LEVI*

THEORBO
MIGUEL RINCÓN RODRIGUEZ* 
MICHAEL DUECKER 
ELISA LA MARCA 
MICHELE PASOTTI 
SIMONE VALLEROTONDA

Harp
MARTA GRAZIOLINO* 
TIZIANA TAGLIANI ZANETTI

Percussions
Paolo NOCENTINI*
Sebastiano NIDI
Saverio RUFO

 


*solo/leader

Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco on tour

2023

Orfeo ed Euridice Gluck

conductor | Gianluca Capuano
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHY | CHRISTOPH LOY
SETS| JOHANNES LEIACKER
costumes | URSULA RENZENBRINK
LIGHTS | OLAF WINTER  
dramaturge | KLAUS BERTISCH
ORFEO | Cecilia Bartoli, EURIDICE | MELISSA PETIT, AMORE | MADISON NONA
4-14 august SALZBOURG (Austria) – Summer Festival


Giulio Cesare in Egitto Haendel

CONDUCTOR | Gianluca Capuano 
giulio cesare | CARLO VISTOLI, CLEOPATRA | CECILIA BARTOLI, TOLOMEO | MAX EMANUEL CENCIC, CORNELIA | SARA MINGARDO (23, 25, 27, 30 october  & 1st november) & kristina hammarström (19 october), SESTO| KANGMIN JUSTIN KIM, ACHILLA | JOSÉ COCA LOZA
19 octobeR Luxembourg (Luxembourg ) – Philharmonie
23 & 25 octobeR Paris (France) – Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
27 octobeR Brussels (Belgium) – Bozar
30 octobeR Amsterdam (The Netherlands) – Concertgebouw
1st novembre Cologne (Germany) – Kölner Philharmonie


Magnificat Bach

conductor | Gianluca Capuano 
5 november Lausanne (Switzerland) – Bach Festival 

2024

Salzburg Festival Whitsun

Guest orchestra
17-20 may Salzburg (Austria)


Versailles tour

Giulio Cesare in Egitto Haendel
Conductor | Gianluca Capuano,
cleopatra | Cecilia Bartoli
6 June

Their Master's Voice : a gender duel between John Malkovich and Cecilia Bartoli
conductor | Gianluca Capuano,
Scenario, text and direction | MICHAEL STURMINGER, sets and costumes | Renate martin and ANDREAS donhauser
Mezzosoprano | Cecilia bartoli,
Actor | John Malkovich
8 June


Monteverdi Festival Cremona

conductor | Gianluca Capuano 
Mezzosoprano | Cecilia Bartoli
23 june Crémone (Italie)


Barocchissimo
Opéra de Monte-Carlo And Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco at the vienna staatsoper

Giulio Cesare in Egitto Haendel
conductor | Gianluca Capuano, director | Davide Livermore, sets | GioForma, Costumes | Mariana Fracasso, lighting design | Antonio castro, Videos | D-wok
Giulio cesare | carlo vistoli, cleopatra | cecilia bartoli, tolomeo | max emanuel cencic, cornelia | sara mingardo, sesto | kangmin justin kim, achilla | péter kalman
6, 8 & 9 july

Their Master's Voice : a gender duel between John Malkovich and Cecilia Bartoli
conductor | Gianluca Capuano,
Scenario, text and direction | MICHAEL STURMINGER, sets and costumes | Renate martin and ANDREAS donhauser
Mezzosoprano | Cecilia bartoli,
actor | John Malkovich
10 july

Farinelli & Friends
conductor | GIANLUCA CAPUANO
soloists| CECILIA BARTOLI, VARDUHI ABRAHAMYAN, JULIE FUCHS, ANN HALLENBERG, SARA MINGARDO, REGULA MÜHLEMANN, ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER, MAX EMANUEL CENCIC, CHRISTOPHE DUMAUX, PÉTER KÁLMÁN, KANGMIN JUSTIN KIM, MAXIM MIRONOV, ROLANDO VILLAZÓN, CARLO VISTOLI
11 july