Cecilia Bartoli will become the new director of Opéra de Monte-Carlo.
At a press conference on Dec. 3 at the Garnier Hall, the President of the Board of Directors of the Opera de Monte-Carlo, announced that Bartoli would succeed Jean-Louis Grinda in 2023.
Bartoli will become the first woman to lead the opera house and stated, “It is a great honor and a great responsibility, and I want to thank wholeheartedly for their confidence, HSH the Sovereign Prince, HRH the Princess of Hanover and the Board of Directors of the Opera. Thank you also to Jean-Louis Grinda, his friendship, to have thought of me and his promise to stay with his advice available to me, and to those of the Opera, as a counselor .”
She added, “In 2016, we created the Prince’s Musicians with J.-L. Grinda. In no time, this orchestra has performed more than 70 concerts, recordings and opera performances throughout Europe. The public and international critics have given it a unanimous welcome, naming it as one of ‘the best instrumental ensembles of the time.”
She added, “To take the direction of the Opera de Monte-Carlo constitutes a new stage in this career, but is also the realization of a dream. I will be the first woman to hold this post and the first lyric artist after Guy Grinda, the father of Jean-Louis Grinda. This perfectly illustrates my motto, which is to “feed on tradition and bring innovation! “