Things to do in Monaco this January and February
Monaco – January 2019: Monaco has an exciting set of events that ensure your year starts on the brightest note!
While water enthusiasts can enjoy the Monaco Sportsboat Winter at the Port Hercules, petrolheads can gear up for the 88thedition of Monte-Carlo Rally and the Rally Car Exhibition and art connoisseurs can savor the latest show, La Boheme, at the Monte Carlo Opera and the thought-provoking ‘Is this World Serious?’ exhibit at the Monaco Modern’art. For families looking for a memorable experience, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo will bring thrills galore!
Enjoy the Monaco Sportsboat Winter from the 16th– 19thJanuary
The Yacht Club of Monaco will be kicking off the new year with a series of boat races and training weekends as part of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter that spectators can view and enjoy from the Port of Hercules and enthusiasts can take part in.
Experience amazing at the 44thInternational Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo from the 16thto the 26thof January 2020
The greatest circus party is coming to the Principality as this year’s International Circus Festival pays tribute to horses with a unique equestrian ballet involving 30 horses where the big top will transform into a temple dedicated to horses.
Other shows will ensure all members of the family are entertained. Highlights include the ‘5 White Tiger Show’ by Russian artist Sergey Nesterov which will enthrall spectators with tricks and routines with 5 white tigers that will perform routines including lying on top of the performer that will leave everyone awestruck!
The “Prince of Clowns”Henry Ayala will also be bringing his show to the festival whose many jokes are bound to have audiences in splits throughout the evening. Ayala has an extremely wide range of skills and will demonstrate how good he is as a funambulist!
Finally, the acrobat collective Dandys will leave everyone awestruck on the Russian Bar with a series of technical feats including never-seen-before triple forwards and back somersaults.
Be spellbound by the spectacle of La Boheme at the storied Opera Monte Carlo from the 24thof January to the 30thof January
If you’re in Monaco for the month, you have to the latest iteration of La Boheme at the opulent Opera Monte-Carlo. Considered a pillar of Italian opera, La Boheme has the ability to touch hearts with its universal story of struggle and success, depicted from the Scenes of Bohemian Life of Henry Murger (1849), in which a collection of vignettes portray young bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s. It tells the tale of Rodolfo, a struggling bohemian writer played by Spanish tenor Andeka Gorrotxategi , who meets the charming young seamstress Mimì, sung by renowned soprano Irina Lungu.
With direction by Jean-Louis Grinda, musical direction by Jean-Louis Grinda with support from Rainier III Academy Children’s Choir, Monte Carlo Opera Choir and Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, viewers will be treated to a world-class show that first had its premiere at the venue in February 1902.
Get your racing caps on for the 88thedition of the Monte-Carlo Rally from the 20thof January to 26thof January
Automotive enthusiasts can get their adrenaline rush at the latest edition of the Monte-Carlo Rally which will now be held had at a new route that will challenge racers and excite spectators.
The various editions of the races will be running through key landmarks of the principality from the Casino Square in Monaco to higher terrain and steeper hills including the Alpes-de-Haute provence that will truly test the mettle of the WRC (World Rally Championships) racers. This will culminate in the final race on Sunday the 26thof January which will be made of four special stages that run over 64 kilometres in the steep hills of Alpes-Maritimes.
Visit the rally car exhibition at the H.S.H Prince of Monaco Car Collection until the 15thof March
Spectators who want even more of a rally fix can head to the H.S.H Prince of Monaco Car Collection which will host a unique exhibition of cars that have become legendary in world rally.
During this exceptional exhibition, over fifty racing cars that have become the most iconic in this discipline and have made a name for themselves on French and international roads will be displayed until the 15thof March.
Be immersed in the thought-provoking ‘Is this world serious?’ exhibit by Philippe Pastor at Monaco Modern’art until 28th February
Finally, art lovers can get enthralled by the ‘Is the world serious’ exhibit at Monaco Modern’art. In a world faced with changing temperatures and increasing natural calamities, Philippe Pastor’s exhibition of paintings and scriptures questions this chaos and the destructive force of man.
The thought-provoking journey begins with an emblematic installation titled the “Burned Trees” series which is composed of 28 sculptures made of calcinated black trunks. The installation has been presented around the world including the framework of the ‘Plant for the Planet’ campaign organized by UNEP.
The installation is juxtaposed with a magnificent painting from the “Blue Monochrome” series, created from natural pigments of an intense blue and nourished with delicate natural elements, which invoke the infinite expanse of the seas and the oceans.
The journey ends with a series of paintings titled ‘With Time’ where the matter unfolds in ebb and flow of elements that circulate and clash. Through this series, the artist summons the strength and power of natural elements to address the theme of climate change and the phenomena of hurricanes and tornadoes, which are multiplying around the globe.