Calendar
ALL SHOWS ARE PERFORMED AT THE MONTE CARLO OPERA
January 2023
Friday
20 January
19 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
Alcina
Haendel
Sunday
22 January
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Alcina
Haendel
Tuesday
24 January
19 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Alcina
Haendel
Wednesday
25 January
20 H

Choral concert
Subscription Galas
Stabat Mater
Rossini
Thursday
26 January
19 H

Opera
Alcina
Haendel
February 2023
Sunday
19 February
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Andrea Chénier
Giordano
Tuesday
21 February
20 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
Andrea Chénier
Giordano
Thursday
23 February
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Andrea Chénier
Giordano
Saturday
25 February
20 H

Opera
Andrea Chénier
Giordano
March 2023
Friday
10 March
20 H

Recital
Subscription Soirées
Daniel Barenboim
Friday
17 March
20 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
La traviata
Verdi
Sunday
19 March
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
La traviata
Verdi
Monday
20 March
20 H

Opera by the Vienna Staatsoper
Subscription Galas
Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart
Tuesday
21 March
20 H

Opera
La traviata
Verdi
Thursday
23 March
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
La traviata
Verdi
April 2023
Sunday
16 April
15 H

Opera
Subscription Matinées
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini
Monday
17 April
20 H

Puppet opera
Subscription Soirées
L’Orfeo
Monteverdi
Tuesday
18 April
20 H (Gala)

Opera
Subscription Galas
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini
Thursday
20 April
20 H

Opera
Subscription Soirées
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini
Saturday
22 April
20 H

Opera
Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini
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

ViolIns I
Enrico CASAZZA*
Thibault NOALLY*
Laura CAVAZZUTI
Ágnes KERTÉSZ
Muriel QUISTAD
Roberto RUTKAUSKAS
Anaïs SOUCAILLE
Anna URPINA RIUS
Andrea VASSALLE
Zhang ZHANG

ViolIns II
Francesco COLLETTI*
Nicolas MAZZOLENI*
Chiara ZANISI*
Diego Moreno CASTELLI
Svetlana FOMINA
Reyes GALLARDO
Gian Andrea GUERRA
Elisa IMBALZANO
Massimo PERCIVALDI
Laura SCIPIONI
Agnes STRADNER

VIOLAS
Deirdre DOWLING*
Patricia GAGNON*
Diego MECCA*

Erica ALBERTI
Emanuele MARCANTE
Lucie UZZENI
Bernadette VERHAGEN

CELLOS
Marco FREZZATO*
Robin Geoffrey MICHAEL*
Nicola BROVELLI
Anna CAMPORINI
Guillaume FRANCOIS
Antonio Carlo PAPETTI
Emilie WALLYN

DOUBLES BASSES
Roberto FERNÁNDEZ DE LARRINOA*
Clotilde GUYON
Davide NAVA
Maria VAHERVUO

RECORDERS
Benny AGHASSI*
Sabrina FREY
Marco SCORTICATI

FlUtes
Jean-Marc GOUJON*
Rebekka BRUNNER

OBOES
Pier Luigi FABRETTI*
Andrea MION*
Guido CAMPANA

Clarinets
Francesco SPENDOLINI*
Roberta CRISTINI

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

HORNS
Ulrich HÜBNER*
Erwin WIERINGA*
Emmanuel FRANKENBERG

TRUMPETS
Thibaud ROBINNE*
Sebastian SCHÄRR

ORGAN AND HARPSICHORD
Davide POZZI*

HARPSICHORD
Gabriele LEVI*

Pianoforte
Andrea DEL BIANCO*

THEORBO
Miguel RINCON RODRIGUEZ*
Elisa LA MARCA

Harp
Marta GRAZIOLINO*

Percussions
Paolo NOCENTINI*
Sebastiano NIDI
Saverio RUFO

 


*solo/leader

Les Musiciens du Prince – Monaco en tournée

2022

Alcina Haendel 

Direction musicale | Gianluca Capuano 
Mise en scène | Damiano Michieletto 
décors | Paolo Fantin
costumes | Agostino Cavalca
lumières | Alessandro Carletti 
vidéos | rocafilm  
chorégraphie | Thomas Wilhelm  
dramaturge | Christian Arseni 
Alcina | Cecilia Bartoli, Ruggiero | Carlo Vistoli, Morgana | Lucía Martín Cartón, Bradamante | Kristina Hammarström, Oronte | Petr Nekoranec, Melisso | Riccardo Novaro 
18-26 octobre Florence (Italie) – Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Farinelli et son temps

Direction musicale | Gianluca Capuano 
mezzo-soprano | Cecilia Bartoli  
acteur/danseur | Xavier Laforge 
29 octobre Barcelone (Espagne) – Liceu 
1er novembre Madrid (Espagne) – Teatro Real 
3 novembre Valence (Espagne) – Palau de les Arts


Haendel, Vivaldi et contemporains

Direction musicale | Gianluca Capuano 
mezzo-soprano | Cecilia Bartoli 
7 novembre Toulouse (France) – Halle aux Grains


Quatre Saisons - Vivaldi

premier violon | Enrico Casazza 
15 novembre Bienne (Suisse) – Palais des Congrès


La clemenza di Tito - Mozart 

Direction musicale | Gianluca Capuano 
Tito | John Osborn, Vitellia | Fatma Said, Servilia | Melissa Petit, Sesto | Cecilia Bartoli, Annio | Léa Desandre (6 & 9/12 : Siena Licht Miller), Publio | Péter Kálmán 
19 novembre Martigny (Suisse) – Fondation Gianadda 
22 novembre Zurich (Suisse) – Tonhalle 
25 novembre Paris (France) – Philharmonie 
28 novembre Liège (Belgique) – Opéra Royal de Wallonie 
30 novembre Luxembourg (Luxembourg) – Philharmonie 
3 décembre Hambourg (Allemagne) – Elbphilharmonie 
6 décembre Munich (Allemagne) – Isarphilharmonie 
9 décembre Prague (Rép. Tchèque) – Salle Smetana

2023

Festival de Pentecôte de Salzbourg

orchestre invité
26-29 mai Salzbourg (Autriche)


Farinelli et son temps

Direction musicale | Gianluca Capuano,
mezzo-soprano | Cecilia Bartoli
acteur/danseur | Xavier Laforge
6 juin Hambourg (Allemagne) ­– Elbphilharmonie
8 juin Aarhus (Danemark) – Musikhuset
10 juin Copenhague (Danemark) – DR Koncerthuset
12 juin Stockholm (Suède) – Konserthuset


Festival de Salzbourg

orchestre invité
1-15 août Salzbourg (Autriche)