Opera House of Monte-Carlo “Salle Garnier”

  • Opera House

    Opera House

    © Monaco Tourism

  • Opera House

    Opera House

    © Monaco Tourism

  • Opera House

    Opera House

    © Monaco Tourism

  • Opera House

    Opera House

    © Monaco Tourism

Opera House of Monte-Carlo “Salle Garnier” monaco fr

Going to the opera in Monte-Carlo is an experience that dreams are made of.

Dress for the occasion, enjoy a glass of champagne as the sun sets and then wander across to the entrance of the Grand Casino. Inside this architecturally lavish structure is one of the world’s most beautiful opera houses.

After the 1870 war, the Principality of Monaco became a favourite place for international high society. In order to meet its cultural needs, the Société des Bains de Mer commissioned Charles Garnier, the architect of the Paris Opera, to build a concert hall within the Monte-Carlo Casino complex. 

The result is the exquisite 600 seat auditorium known as the "Salle Garnier", the home of the Opera de Monte Carlo. Inaugurated by Sarah Bernhardt in 1879, it is elaborately decorated in plush red velvet and gold, with a profusion of bas-reliefs, frescoes and sculptures. Here, for more than a century, outstanding international performances of opera, ballet and concerts have been staged.

Today it continues to host the greatest names in opera, whilst remaining open to originality, creativity and the talents of the future.

Each autumn, during the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival, the Salle Garnier welcomes the great names of jazz.

 

 

Information about Opera de Monte-Carlo: http://www.opera.mc/

 

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