Fort Antoine is set to be the cultural event of the summer in the Principality. This year, the regular summer entertainment venue is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its open-air theatre.
The Prince’s Government is delighted to offer a series of performances, which will be free to the public. Seats are limited and can be booked via the Théâtre Princesse Grace box office.
The Department of Cultural Affairs was keen to mark this year’s anniversary in two separate phases, showcasing the Principality’s major cultural institutions from 8 July to 7 August, then inviting audiences to enjoy the traditional theatre season from 18 August to 4 September 2020.
“Guests of Fort Antoine” from 8 July to 7 August 2020
The Department of Cultural Affairs is inviting the Principality’s cultural institutions to celebrate Fort Antoine’s fiftieth anniversary with an eclectic programme over 10 evenings, featuring readings and encounters, music, theatre and film screenings.
Wednesday 8 July, 9.30 pm: PHILOSOPHICAL ENCOUNTERS OF MONACO
Desires of Philosophy, presented by Raphael Zagury-Orly and Joseph Cohen.
Friday 10 July, 9.30 pm: MONTE-CARLO OPERA presents Le Soleil de Naples.
Wednesday 15 July, 9.30 pm: PRINCE PIERRE OF MONACO FOUNDATION
Lockdown letters – An evening of readings.
Friday 17 July, 9.30 pm: AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE OF MONACO
The Searchers, a film by John Ford, 1956. “Toile, étoiles” (“Canvas, stars”) series.
Tuesday 21 July, 9.30 pm: THEATRE PRINCESSE GRACE
Emportée par mon élan (Carried Away by My Enthusiasm) – Created and performed by: Florence Muller. Directed by: Florence Muller and Julie-Anne Roth.
Friday 24 July, 9.30 pm: PRINTEMPS DES ARTS DE MONTE-CARLO FESTIVAL.
By Adélaïde Ferrière, percussion, and Jean-Etienne Sotty, accordion. Works by Xenakis, Donatoni, Alvarez, Gubaidulina, Kagel, Campo.
Tuesday 28 July, 9.30 pm: MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Hymn to the Night by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra brass section. Music by Rameau, Byrd, Bach, Rossini, Bizet, Fauré, Piazzola, Rota.
Friday 31 July, 9.30 pm: AUDIOVISUAL INSTITUTE OF MONACO
Le Havre, a film by Aki Kaurismäki, 2011. “Toile, étoiles” (“Canvas, stars”) series.
Tuesday 4 August, 9.30 pm: MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Moonlight Serenade by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra woodwind section, conducted by Kazuki Yamada. Music by Mozart, Debussy, Gounod.
Friday 7 August, 9.30 pm: MONTE-CARLO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Night of Rejoicing by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra woodwind and brass sections. Music by Lully, de Lalande, Bach, Haendel, Beethoven, Bizet, Poulenc, Kurt Weill, Sondheim, Michel Legrand.
“The Theatre Season”, from 18 August to 4 September 2020
Six performances for an “anniversary” season, focusing on theatre and music.
Tuesday 18 August, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine Theatre
Les Femmes de Barbe-Bleue (Bluebeard’s Women)
Directed by Lisa Guez
Presented by Juste Avant la Compagnie
Friday 21 August, 7 pm, Place du Marché
La Cuisine des auteurs (Literary Cuisine)
With Jérôme Pouly
Presented by Avec Cœur et Panache
Tuesday 25 August, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine Theatre
Written and directed by Elise Chatauret
Presented by Babel
Friday 28 August, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine Theatre
Based on the book by Thomas Bernhard, by and featuring Nicolas Bouchaud
Directed by Eric Didry, with artistic collaboration from Véronique Timsit
Tuesday 1 September, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine Theatre
Concert by Anne Paceo
Friday 4 September, 9.30 pm, Fort Antoine Theatre
Conseil de classe (Class Council)
By and featuring Geoffrey Rouge-Carrassat
Presented by La gueule ouverte
* The box office opens on Monday 29 June at Théâtre Princesse Grace. Tickets can be reserved from Monday to Friday, 12 pm to 6.30 pm, and must be collected in person. Details are available on the website www.theatrefortantoine.com.
Information – Department of Cultural Affairs, tel.: +377 98 98 83 03