Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco

The Baroque ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince Monaco was founded in spring 2016 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on the initiative of Cecilia Bartoli and is supported by Prince Albert II and his sister Caroline, Princess of Hanover. It brings together top international musicians who are closely acquainted with the tradition of European court music from the 17th to 19th centuries. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Baroque composers such as Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel to Gioachino Rossini’s operatic works; a focus is also placed on rarities and rediscovered works. In its founding year, Les Musiciens du Prince made its first European tour with Cecilia Bartoli. Since 2017 they have been regular guests at both the Salzburg Whitsun and Summer Festivals, where they have presented Handel's Ariodante and Alcina as well as Rossini’s La donna del lago over the past three years. The ensemble has also performed at the Konzerthaus Dortmund; the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie; the Berlin, Paris, and Luxembourg Philharmonies; the Vienna Musikverein; and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Following the coronavirus interruption, Les Musiciens du Prince are resuming their concert activity in August of 2020 with the program “What Passion Cannot Music Raise.” In the fall they will present “Farinelli and His Time” at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Opéra Royal de Versailles, and the Palau de la Música in Barcelona. They will also give two semi-staged performances of Rossini's La cenerentola at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in November 2020. And in Monaco, on the occasion of the national holiday, they will give the premiere of the project “An Evening of Opera – from Baroque to Bel Canto” in the presence of the princely family. Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco are a resident ensemble of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 16 September 2018 in Rossinis La cenerentola under Gianluca Capuano.

August 2020