A hundred years of innovative opera and moving with the times
Mindful of the influential societal role that opera can play, Bernard Foccroulle has encouraged the opening up of the theatre through initiatives aimed at schools, with the creation of the educational service. He also initiated the project "A bridge between two worlds", which reaches out to those generally excluded.
After the work to renovate the admin building and the roofs of the workshops, the theatre itself closed its doors in September 2015 for a year of renovation: new stage house, new stage machinery, new lifts, new stage, an underground tunnel between the workshops and the main auditorium… and new seats! Everything will hopefully be finished by autumn, 2016.
Peter de Caluwe, General Director of La Monnaie / De Munt
Virginie Peters, Project Coordinator
Isabelle Pouget, Editorial line
Zoé Renaud, Archives of La Monnaie / De Munt
Lyn Jacomb, English translation