Les Amis du Printemps des Arts to host talk on Antoine 1

Mrs Nicole Vatrican will be giving a talk entitled: “Antoine 1er, Prince of Monaco, musician and patron” at  the Théâtre des Variétés de Monaco on Monday, October 1, at 19:30.

The Duke of Valentinois, Antoine was born at the court of Versailles. He showed a very early interest in Music. His life was that of a courtier whom the Sun King honoured with his friendship. Everything changes with the advent of Prince Antoine. He settled in Monaco and maintained correspondence with his old friends: Destouches, Lully and Couperin.

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During the 30 years of his reign he strove to revive Monaco, especially emphasising the artistic life he had known at the Court of Versailles.

A certified teacher of Music Education, Nicole Vatrican taught for many years at the Lycée Albert 1er of Monaco. During the last 12 years of her professional life, Mrs Vatrican was Deputy Director of the Academy of Music, Prince Rainier III Foundation.

The talk will be followed by a cocktail in the foyer of the Théâtre des Variétés. The price of tickets is five euros for members and 10 euros for non-members.

For friends who would like to join us, the annual fee for 2019 is 100 euros or 150 euros per couple. You can book your tickets with our Secretary General by e-mail: secretaire@amisduprintempsdesarts.com or