[caption id="attachment_10520" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo: Facebook Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo[/caption] It was in 2009 that the World Circus Federation, of which HSH Princess Stephanie is Honorary President and "Extraordinary Ambassador, proclaimed April 21 as World Circus Day. This year, the Principality, through the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, has decided to actively participate in this initiative and will hold a circus event in the school gymnasium of the Stade Louis II, Saturday, April 21, from 15:00 in the presence of HSH Princess Stephanie. The show will last about one hour. The public will see the team of Femina Sports of Monaco as well as the students of the circus school of Doctor Alain Frère (Tourrette-Levens). The show will be presented by Lionel Goutelle, the New Generation’s Mister Loyal, and his assistant "Junior", Thomas. The musical atmosphere has been entrusted to the Crazy Clowns, regulars at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. Free admission - Limited space.
[caption id="attachment_26677" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Les Simets. Photo: Facebook Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo/Ezekiel Coopersmith[/caption] Monaco’s traditional Sporting Summer Festival will feature fewer concerts in 2018, but among the scheduled 19 events there will be more top-level performers, according to the SBM. Jean-René Palacio, SBM's artistic director, told local French daily Monaco Matin that there will be shows that can be seen in Monaco but nowhere else. Ringo Starr will open the season on July 6, for a unique concert in which he plays drums, of course, but also sings, the daily said. Other stars include Grace Jones and Rita Ora. Returning to the Salle des Etoiles will be Santana and Tom Jones. Some of the concerts will be held at the Salle Garnier, continuing a trend from last year. Possibly the high point of the summer festival will be a five-night appearance by the Cirque du Soleil in mid-August, who will perform a show called ‘Monte-Carlo.’ "It's a unique creation for the Principality, with Cirque du Soleil's imagination in fifteen scenarios that evokes the history of Monte-Carlo and its casinos," said Jean-René Palacio.
Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo Festival April 5 - 8, 2018 Information: +377 99 99 20 20 Thursday 5 April, 8.30 pm, Tunnel Riva Young Talents Concert by Cameron Crozman, violin, and Didier Nguyen, piano. Prelude by Mathieu Rousset, piano, a pupil at the Beausoleil Municipal School of Music Friday 6 April, 6.30 pm, Variety Theatre Contemporary Opera. Talk on the theme: “Why Are Operas Getting Shorter?” by Tristan Labouret, musicologist Friday 6 April, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre Contemporary Opera: concert by Jean-Étienne Sotty, accordion (Luciano Berio), and performance of Four Girls by Edison Denisov, a concert opera presented by the Studio de l’Opéra de Lyon, conducted by Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Musicatreize, conducted by Roland Hayrabedian and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain, conducted by Daniel Kawka Saturday 7 April, 3 pm, National Council Young Talents Concert. The programme features Luciano Berio, Claude Debussy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Edison Denisov Saturday 7 April, 10 am to 1 pm, Rainier III Academy Clarinet master class by Alain Damiens Saturday 7 April, 6.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium The Clarinet in All Its Glory – talk on “The Clarinet X-Rayed” by Corinne Schneider, musicologist Sunday 8 April, 4.30 pm, Rainier III Auditorium Roundtable on “The Festivalisation of Culture” with Sylvia Girel, conference director, Emmanuel Reibel, musicologist, and Marc Monnet, artistic advisor, led by David Christoffel, musicologist Sunday 8 April, 6 pm, Rainier III Auditorium American Music: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Christian Arming, with Clément Saunier on trumpet. The programme features Charles Ives and Luciano Berio. Concert in aid of AMADE Monaco
Until Sunday 20 May, 10 am to 6 pm, Nouveau Musée National – Villa Paloma Exhibition: “Alfredo Volpi, A Tribute” Information: +377 98 98 48 60
Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 April, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Casse-noisette et la princesse Pirlipat (The Nutcracker and Princess Pirlipat). A performance for children by and featuring Aurélie Lepoutre, accompanied by Loïc Richard Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Thursday 5, Friday 6 April, 8.30 pm, Saturday 7 April, 9 pm, Sunday 8 April, 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses Le choix des âmes (The Choice of Souls). Contemporary, pioneering theatre by and featuring Stéphane Titeca and Alexis Desseaux. Information: +377 97 98 10 93
Thursday 5 April, 8 pm, Yacht Club de Monaco 2nd Femmes Leaders Mondiales Monaco Gala on the theme “Saving Women’s Hearts” Information: 377 93 10 63 00
Thursday 5 April, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – screening of Pierre Bismuth’s film Where Is Rocky II?, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26