Monaco On Stage

100 years of concerts

There’s what happens on-stage, in the spotlight; and what happens off-stage, behind the scenes.This exhibition, presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer,lets us glimpse inside the dressing rooms of Monaco’s theatres.

Who hasn’t dreamed of going behind the scenes of a theatre venue? This is the experience offered by the exhibition Monaco On Stage – 100 years of concerts in Monaco, which gives visitors the chance of going to the other side of the mirror. The project is initiated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and curated by Alex Jaffray, a composer, producer and music journalist, and Rudy Sabounghi, a set designer for major European theatres. Monaco has had a special relationship with music for almost a century. Famous names such as Joséphine Baker, Charles Aznavour, Lady Gaga and Prince have all performed on Monte-Carlo’s legendary stages. This immersive exhibition features corridors lined with autographs, reconstructions of dressing rooms and new content on the stars who have performed in Monaco. Visitors are able to discover music from the “inside”, listen to guitars playing iconic riffs, hear a surprising, original version of the famous song “My Way”, experience the magic of going on stage, and discover the connection that brings together Ella Fitzgerald and Alicia Keys, or Céline Dion, Mariah Carey and Joséphine Baker. A unique experience!

15 October to 31 December
Salle d’Exposition du Quai Antoine Ier
Information: +377 98 98 83 03

By Tanja Stojanov