Summertime @ La Monnaie | De Munt

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Opera on the beach


La Monnaie will go into summer quarters on the beach in Knokke–Heist!

For four Friday evenings in July and August, La Monnaie will present four of the best opera performances of the season on a giant screen free of charge:


Cendrillon Jules Massenet – 13.07.2012

Rusalka Antonín Dvořák – 27.07.2012

Orlando George Frideric Handel – 10.08.2012

Il Trovatore Giuseppe Verdi – 24.08.2012


13 & 27 July, 10 & 24 August at 9pm – Rox Ambassadors Plaza, Knokke-Heist beach near the Heldenplein

Free entry


  • As part of the ‘Viva l’Opera’ showings at UGC, Il Trovatore will be broadcast live at UGC De Brouckère and Toison d’Or cinemas on 6 July at 7.45pm.
  • The full performance of Il Trovatore will be available for free on our website from 7 to 27 July.
  • On 24 August at 9pm, Il Trovatore will be shown on a giant screen on the Knokke-Heist beach.



Pascal Dusapin & Sasha Waltz

The season opens with the Belgian premiere of this production, which was acclaimed by audiences during its world premiere at Théatre des Champs-Elysées. Composer Pascal Dusapin and choreographer Sasha Waltz invite you to an encounter in the world of the dead, between two beings who had lived an impossible love. Passion calls upon dance through ‘movements of the soul’ which bring to life the vibrant and sensual lamento sung by Her and Him. Pascal Dusapin has asked choreographer Sasha Waltz to stage Passion, with the extraordinary singers Barbara Hannigan and Georg Nigl, as well as the dancers from the Sasha Waltz & Guests company.

View the trailer

30 & 31 August, 04 & 05 September 2012 at 8pm, 02 September 2012 at 3pm – La Monnaie

More information



Meet the Artist – Pascal Dusapin

10 September 2012 at 6.30pm – La Monnaie


O Mensch!

Pascal Dusapin

A lieder cycle created for Georg Nigl by Pascal Dusapin based on several extracts from texts of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Interview Pascal Dusapin

10 September 2012 at 8pm – La Monnaie




Two memorable performances by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker performed in the setting of Villers-la-Ville abbey. These two echoing works will once again find the natural lighting which prevailed during their premieres at the Avignon Festival. En Atendant will be performed at dawn, and Cesena, at dusk. In both of these works, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker continues her exploration of the Ars Subtilior. A dance performance not to be missed at the end of the summer!

View the trailer from En Atendant

View the trailer from Cesena

31 August, 01 & 02 September 2012 at 5.20am and at 7pm – Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville


Tickets En Atendant

Tickets Cesena

Super Saturday – FAMILY EVENT

Before watching the performance of En Atendant, we invite you to enjoy an original afternoon of guided tours of the Villers-la-Ville site, as well as dance, singing and garden scents workshops!

01 September 2012 from 2pm – Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville


A midsummer night’s dream – Jérémie Rhorer


Jérémie Rhorer will conduct La Monnaie Symphony Orchestra once again in a rarely performed work by Mendelssohn inspired by the comedy by William Shakespeare.

12 & 13 September 2012 at 8pm – La Monnaie

Matthäus Passion – René Jacobs

31 August 2012 at 8pm – Centre for Fine Arts


Singing Garden – Hosokawa & Vivaldi


07 September 2012 at 8pm – La Monnaie


4 Seasons 4 Elements – Rebel & Vivaldi


08 September 2012 at 8pm – La Monnaie



The 2012–2013 Concertini season will begin in the month of September with a series of concerts as part of the KlaraFestival – a festival of spirituality and nature, heaven and earth.

From 31 August to 14 September 2012

View the full programme



The dance season at La Monnaie begins in the magical atmosphere of Villers-la-Ville Abbey. This summer, a mediaeval garden will be inaugurated, with four original guided tours for you to enjoy in this enchanting setting.

06 & 15 July and 05 & 29 August 2012 – Abbaye de Villers-la-Ville

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