Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco

The Baroque ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco was founded in the spring of 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 intimately familiar with the tradition of European court music from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The repertoire ranges from such Baroque composers as Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel to the operatic works of Gioachino Rossini, with a focus on rarities and rediscovered works. In their founding year, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco embarked on their first European tour with Cecilia Bartoli. Since 2017, they have made regular guest appearances at both the Whitsun Festival and the Summer Festival in Salzburg. The ensemble has also performed at the Konzerthaus Dortmund; the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie; the Berlin, Paris, and Luxembourg Philharmonies; Vienna’s Musikverein; and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The year 2021 began for the orchestra with performances of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, with Cecilia Bartoli taking the part of Comtesse Adèle. They subsequently performed Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo and Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Salzburg in May. Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco are the resident ensemble at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, where a new production of Rossini’s Il turco in Italia is scheduled for January 2022. They will also perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Essen in the 2021-22 season.

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

July 2021