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Introducing the Best of Monegasque Culture in India

Monaco Culture

The Principality is full of places and cultural events of all kinds, from operas and concerts, including the Ballets de Monte-Carlo, museums and exhibitions; culture is in all its forms in Monaco! For more than a century, Monte-Carlo has been an aspirational symbol of luxury and glamour. With a prime focus on exploring the magnetic heritage and culture of this seaside Mediterranean landscape; this special event accentuated the perfect balance between history, art, modernity and luxury. 

Visit Monaco – India office, recently organised an evening of Opera to embark upon a cultural journey that showcased the essence of Monaco’s glamourous Opera culture for the first time in India. Connecting the culture of both the countries, the beautiful evening was a mix of French Operatic Arias and Indian melodies and the intertwining of these musical cultures found a voice in one of the youngest millennial Indian origin Opera and Art Singer – Ms. Pallavi Seth, who was accompanied by Mr. Birraj Singh Taneja on the Piano.

Inspired by the beautiful and glamorous culture of Monaco, Ms. Seth said, “I look forward to the opportunity of performing on the stage of Opera de Monte-Carlo. For a performer, that is a stage one would want to be on”. Located only few steps away from the Hotel de Paris and the Casino Square, the Opera of Monaco was inaugurated in 1879 as the jewel of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the Opera is also known as the Salle Empire; was built by the famous architect Charles Garnier. The awe-inspiring auditorium of the opera house is decorated in red and gold and art and sculptures. Glance up at the fresco-lined ceiling and you’re guaranteed to be blown away – the décor here is flamboyant yet elegant. The “Terraces of the Opera de Monte-Carlo” have welcomed the most prestigious and historic events of the Principality, which continues to put Monaco, at the top of the global events calendar. The venue also hosts the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival which attracts big names to play on its stage every November. Grabbing a show during your visit here is a guaranteed highlight. 

The special evening concluded with a musical extravaganza at The Imperial, New Delhi. The event saw the crème de la crème of Delhi’s social circle over wine and cheese.

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