The word “festive” is part of “festival.” A word which
encourages us to take advantage of every moment to experience a celebration of
listening to live music. The Printemps des Arts has continued to explore music
said to be “classical” since 1984, to show that it is anything but classical!
It just has to be listened to in new concert formats, with
artists who take risks and stray from the beaten track! Other moments of the
festival are designed to be unmissable experiences, like the Surprise Voyage – a
much-anticipated event which takes you to a secret location – and the Monaco
Music Forum, which mixes jugglers, brass band, dance… in one mad day.
Come and share these moments of pleasure with us.
Bit of History...
The Printemps des Arts of Monte-Carlo was established
in 1984 at the instigation of H.S.H. Princess Grace and Antoine Battaini who
was then Director of Cultural Affairs in the Principality. Every year, over the
course of five weekends between March and April, Monte-Carlo plays host to
extraordinary artistic performances.
Since 1984, under the presidency of H.R.H. the Princess
of Hanover, the Printemps des Arts plunges Monaco into the seething creative effervescence
of the artistic world.
first years highlighted celebrated soloists such as Daniel Barenboïm, Ruggera
Raimondi, Lleana Cotrubas and many other legendary artists. Since 1987, the
Printemps des Arts has been programming more or less unknown baroque operas and
has opened up to visual arts. Botero and Marisa Del Re have thus been given
pride of place in the Principality. In 1992, Rainier Rocchi the new Director of
Cultural Affairs has been modernising the event, in particular by bringing jazz
into the programme.
are as much at the heart of the Printemps des Arts’ success as the performances
themselves. Every year, audiences discover talented artists in an extraordinary
environment. The Salle Empire of the Hotel de Paris Monte-Carlo, the Salle
Garnier in the Opera de Monte-Carlo, the Salle des Etoiles of the Sporting
Monte-Carlo as well as the Oceanographic Museum, the Rainier III Auditorium, the
Galerie Marlborough and the Théâtre des Variétés, host every year the greatest
artists and are the settings for exceptional performances.
FESTIVAL PRINTEMPS DES ARTS
12 avenue d'Ostende - 98 000 Monaco
Tel +377 93 25 58 04