Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo

Country: Monaco
City: Monaco
Location: Monte-Carlo

Built by Charles Garnier as a part of the casino complex (the casino in the left wing and the theatre in right wing share a common entrance). Opened 25 January 1879 with a gala performance. Currently used for opera performances (in winter) and an annual spring festival, "Le Printemps des Arts Monte-Carlo". 600 seats.

Notable world premieres:

  • Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust (staged premiere, 18 Feb 1892)
  • César Franck: Hulda (8 Mar 1894)
  • César Franck: Ghisèle (1896)
  • Isidore de Lara: Messaline (21 Mar 1899)
  • Jules Massenet: Le Jongleur de Notre Dame (18 Feb 1902)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Hélène (18 Feb 1904)
  • Pietro Mascagni: Amica (16 Mar 1905)
  • Jules Massenet: Cherubin (14 Feb 1905)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: L'Ancêtre (24 Feb 1906)
  • Georges Bizet: Don Procopio (10 Mar 1906)
  • Jules Massenet: Ariane (31 Oct 1906)
  • Jules Massenet: Thérèse (7 Feb 1907)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: La Foi (1909)
  • Raoul Gunsbourg: Vieil Aigle (1909)
  • Jules Massenet: Don Quichotte (19 Feb 1910)
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Déjanire (14 Mar 1911)
  • Jules Massenet: Roma (17 Feb 1912)
  • Gabriel Fauré: Pénélope (4 Mar 1913)
  • André Messager: Béatrice (31 Mar 1914)
  • Jules Massenet: Cléopâtre (23 Feb 1914)
  • Amilcare Ponchielli: I mori di Valenza (17 Mar 1914)
  • Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine (27 Mar 1917)
  • Gabriel Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques (1919)
  • Reynaldo Hahn: Nausicaa (10 Apr 1919)
  • Jules Massenet: Amadis (1 Apr 1922)
  • Lili Boulanger: Faust et Hélène (1924)
  • Maurice Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges (21 Mar 1925)
  • Arthur Honegger: Judith (2nd version, 13 Feb 1926)
  • Jacques Ibert / Arthur Honegger: L'Aiglon (11 Mar 1937)
  • Sergio Rendine: Un Segreto d'importanza... (1992)
  • Lowell Liebermann: The Picture of Dorian Gray (1996)

Links: www.opera.mc, Wikipedia

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Le Théâtre"
Publisher: L. Gross, Nice
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Entrée du Théâtre"
Publisher: Edition Giletta, Nice; 671
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from France to Stuttgart (Germany), 1903

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Théâtre et Terrasses"
Publisher: Stengel & Co., Dresden; Série V, carte en relief; 6589
Type: Embossed Card; Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Le Théâtre"
Publisher: T. B.
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Le Théâtre et Nouvelles Terrasses"
Publisher: Editions Giletta, Nice; Collection Artistique; 855
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Le Théâtre"
Publisher: Edition Giletta Frères, Nice; 705
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Monte-Carlo to Berlin (Germany) [postmark illegible]

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Les Terrasses et le Casino"
Publisher: Lévy et Neurdein réunis, Paris
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "La Côte d'Azur. Monte-Carlo. - Le Théâtre. Façade de la Mer."
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Ensemble du Casino"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Casino de Monte-Carlo, Salle de Théâtre"
Publisher: A. Sauvaigo, Nice; 127
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo. Le Casino. Salle du Théâtre. La Loge du Prince"
Publisher: Lévy & Neurdein Réunis, Paris
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo. - Le Casino. - La Salle de Théâtre. - The Casino."
Publisher: Lévy et Neurdein réunis, Paris; 63
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, Les Jardins du Casino"
Publisher: C. A. P., Strasbourg - Paris
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Reverse Text: "Monaco - Monte-Carlo, Le Casino"
Publisher: Editions Molipor, Monaco
Size: Modern (but cut to classic size)
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Principauté de Monaco"
Reverse Text: "Principauté de Monaco, Vue générale"
Publisher: Editions Molipor, Monaco; No. 477 A
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Monte-Carlo, La Salle Garnier"
Publisher: Y. Kerambrun, Cannes
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] First Day Cover (Monaco, 1 June 1966)
Front Text: "Monaco - Commémoration du Centenaire de la Fondation de Monta-Carlo 1866-1966"
Text on Stamp: "Monaco 1866-1966", "Salle Garnier"
Detail:
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[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] First Day Cover (Monaco, 30 Apr 1979)
Front Text: "Monaco - Opéra de Monte-Carlo Charles Garnier"
Text on Stamp: "1879 Opéra de Monte-Carlo 1979"
Postmark: "Monaco.A - 1879 - 1979 - Salle Garnier 30 4 1979 - Jour d'emission"
Detail:
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[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Text on Stamp: "1879 Opéra de Monte-Carlo 1979 - Salle Garnier"
Postmark: "Monaco.A - 1879 - 1979 - Salle Garnier 12 Nov 1979 - Jour d'emission"
Type: Maximum Card
Size: Modern
Detail:
[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo]

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Reverse Text: "Principauté de Monaco, Façade arrière du Casino et du Théâtre depuis les terrasses de l'Hôtel Loews."
Publisher: Editions Molipor, Monaco; No. 376
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Principauté de Monaco"
Reverse Text: "Reflets de la Côte d'Azur. Monte-Carlo. Vue aérienne sur le centre de Monte-Carlo"
Publisher: Editions La Cigogne, Presse Diffusino SAM, Monaco; 99.138.108
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Front Text: "Opéra de Monte-Carlo"
Reverse Text: advertising the 1998-99 opera season; application form for a programme brochure
Publisher: Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Cart'Com; 04 67 10 72 73
Type: Advertisement Card
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] [Monaco: Opéra Monte-Carlo] Telephone Card
Front Text: "Télécarte 50 - Opéra de Monte-Carlo"
Reverse Text: "Saison Lyrique 1997-98 ... Monaco Telecom, B77186005 774375485 - 07/97 Tirage 52 000 ex."

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