Comic Opera with Piano Accompaniment

Comic operas by Jacques Offenbach – "A Husband at the Door "and "Mr. Cauliflower will be at Home on … "Saturday 13 October, at 8 pm and Sunday 14 October, at 3 pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier

 With the participation of the students of the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel (Chapelle Musicale Reine-Elisabeth) under the aegis of José van Dam, Master in Residence, accompanied on the piano by Kira Parfeveets, organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera.

Inaugurated in 1939 by Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, the Chapelle Musicale is a centre for higher artistic and cultural education, whose vocation is to train the future elite of the international classical scene.  Its artistic mission focuses on seven disciplines, with sixty or so soloists in residence, supervised by internationally renowned masters in residence.  For the first time, the Monte-Carlo Opera will be host to the young singers of the Chapelle Musicale, trained by José van Dam and Sophie Koch. 

They will perform a comic opera in a semi-staged format, which will be an opportunity for them to present themselves to a Monegasque audience, not only at the musical level but also at the level of dramatic art.  With the help of a director, costumes, elements of a stage set and an experienced accompanist, they will find that the stage of this theatre, with its unique dimensions, is an ideal place to make the transition between the intimacy of a place of learning and the dynamism of the limelight.  The title of the comic opera will be determined in line with the vocal profiles of the artists selected at the auditions, which will take place in June 2018.