Adam and Eve with a cast iron core (part 1)
Breakfast in the morning at the hotel. I suffered a lot. For five euros I was fed a croissant, microporosion of jam with butter and coffee. And it's all! Let's…

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Sardinian protectorate
An agreement between Monaco and Sardinian King Victor Emmanuel I was signed at Stupinigi on November 8, 1817. It was much less favorable for the principality than the treaty with…

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Monaco - Millionaire Reserve
Monegasques (as the locals call themselves) manage from time to time to solve their "housing problem" without declaring war on neighboring France. Land is taken from the sea, filling new…

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operas

The legendary king of the opera Monte Carlo

Already 1893 became a historical year in the life of the Monte Carlo Opera. Among the nine new productions performed by Gunsburg in his first season, of course, the world premiere of the stage version of Berlioz’s dramatic legend “Condemnation of Faust”, held on February 18, was the most important. This production was proof of the outstanding talent and courage of the Gunsburg director. It is known that the plot of “Faust” is replete with all sorts of fantastic and mystical moments. Gunsburg masterfully used these motifs to create a spectacle that was magnificent in its technical achievements. In front of the audience, the scenery was transforming, inventive lighting created illusions of all kinds of visions and transformations. Everyone was literally shocked by the large choreographic scene of the seduction of Margarita, in which the famous Virginia Zucchi danced. Continue reading

Monaco in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries
During the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. All possessions of the Monaco prince in France were lost after the French Constituent Assembly abolished feudal rights on…

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The legendary king of the opera Monte Carlo (part 2)
The opera premiered on February 24, 1910 and was greeted with delight. There is no place in this article to analyze this work of Massenet. For us, one thing is…

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Roulette is the best gamble
The name of one of the most popular gambling in the world - roulette - gave the French word roulette (wheel). And it is deeply natural. After all, roulette began…

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