A dearth of cultural recreations forced Prince Charles III to add a concert hall to the back of the Monte Carlo Casino. The newly designed hall was dubbed Salle Garnier after its architect Charles Garnier. In 1898-1899 the stage was remodelled to make it more suitable for opera. Since then it has hosted many world famous conductors and singers and also 45 world premieres productions of operas. The Beaux Arts architectural style of the building is magnificent and so are the interiors with swinging chandeliers and two royal boxes at the sides. The operas hosted here are still some of the best productions in the world and its patrons are the true high society of Monaco. The tickets are not too expensive as the Princess funds the arts. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo regularly perform here. It is an experience that must not be missed if one has the opportunity.
- Check the website to book tickets online.
- Visitors are not allowed to enter the opera unless there is a performance and they have a ticket.
- Dress appropriately in formals.
- No cameras allowed inside.
- Don’t make fun of the fat lady who sings.
- If you find the opportunity of attending the opera go.
- Only a short distance from the Larvotto beach and the Japanese Gardens, you could plan your trip accordingly.
- It is in the same building as the Monte Carlo casino.
- An old historic opera house that hosts some of the finest opera productions.
- Underground parking garage.
- Prices depend on the production and seats; they can be checked online at the official website.
- Take the buses 1, 2 or 3 to the casino/opera
- Le Train Bleu (Italian, highly expensive, formal/jacket recommended)
- Les Prives (French, highly expensive, formal/jacket recommended)
- Buddha Bar Monte-Carlo (South-East Asian, highly expensive, casuals)
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27.75% of people who visit Monaco include Opera De Monte Carlo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
64.49% of people start their Opera De Monte Carlo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Opera De Monte Carlo
86.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Opera De Monte Carlo
Gorgeous, simply. Don’t miss out in Monaco and get yourself a ticket to a show! The painted ceiling is to die for...
In my view the best opera in the world. None of this pseudo modern stuff that others favor. Here you get the freshly created period costumes, the fantastic wigs and make up, the beautiful fresh voices in beautiful talented singers, technology and light are used to enhance decors, not to replace them. Bring a fur jacket because the AC is often well beyond comfortable ( zero stars to the AC technician! )
Wonderful room beautiful decoration
As always a treat for the eyes ears spirit and all our sensesà
Enjoyed immensely watching The Blue Man Show...after which we hosted on s/v Nefi our⛵