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La Monnaie/De Munt
Our educational programme, MM Schools, comprises a wide range of activities for teachers and pupils, centred on curiosity, play and imagination. Super Saturdays are afternoons at La Monnaie filled to the brim with music and workshops for the entire family. Finally, a special concession offers a free ticket to youngsters under 15 for concert or recitals provided they are accompanied by one adult with a valid ticket.
Innovation & Creativity
Orfeo & Majnun is an inclusive, intercultural, multilingual music theatre project. It involves multiple art forms created by citizens from all generations and backgrounds, professional artists, and groups in risk of social exclusion. Fusing the Greek myth of Orfeo and Eurydice with the pre-Islamic love story of Layla and Majnun a series of workshops will result in the «Parcours», a parade in the public space, and in a fully staged music theater performance.
La Monnaie’s MM Academy is a project launched in 2015 that offers Belgian conservatory students an opportunity to supplement their training with professional work experience while being “embedded” in our orchestra or chorus. After auditions, they can spend at least a year gaining stage experience, following master-classes, attending our performances and meeting opera professionals. Graduates with real potential as soloists are selected to remain part of the company as MM Soloist or MM Laureate.
A Bridge between two worlds is La Monnaie’s social programme that consists of activities designed to open up the world of music, singing and opera to vulnerable groups. These include chamber music concerts and choral workshops in care homes, community centres and prisons. 5000 free tickets are provided yearly for vulnerable groups: Building Bridges is a special opera performance reserved for specific audiences: vulnerable groups, school going children from outer boroughs, aspiring artists...