Theatre Royal de la Monnaie - Brussels, Belgium
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N 50° 50.989 E 004° 21.230
31U E 595302 N 5633996
Quick Description: The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (or la Monnaie) in French, or the Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (or de Munt) in Dutch is a theatre in Brussels.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 7/10/2015 10:11:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMP6P2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Today the National Opera of Belgium, a federal institution, takes the name of the theatre in which it is housed. Therefore, la Monnaie or de Munt refers both to the structure as well as the opera company.

As Belgium's leading opera house it is one of the few cultural institutions which receives financial support from the federal government of Belgium. Other opera houses in Belgium, such as the Vlaamse Opera and the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, are funded by regional governments.

In the last three decades la Monnaie has regained its place amongst the foremost opera houses in Europe thanks to the efforts of the successive directors Gerard Mortier and Bernard Foccroulle and music directors Sylvain Cambreling and Antonio Pappano.

The current edifice is the third theatre on the site. The façade dates from 1818 with major alterations made in 1856 and 1986. The foyer and auditorium date from 1856, but almost every other element of the present building was extensively renovated in the 1980s.

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Theater Name: Theatre Royal de la Monnaie

Country: Belgium

Place de la Monnaie
Brussels, Belgium

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Other (specify in narrative)

Type of Productions:
drama, opera

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1818

Architect/Designer: Louis Damesme

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: Not Listed

Special Productions/Events/Festivals: Not listed

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