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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
The memory of a trip to Monaco (part 2)
Extraordinary beauty – like this, in ordinary words I express my admiration and joy to the places that have opened up for me.
I also remember the photo session near the monument to the black monk, the symbol of Monaco. I no longer remember this story and do not want to turn to Google. But she remained in her memory as something surprising and interesting. We start wandering around souvenir shops, already almost imagining what we want to bring from here, and what you will not find in any store – a piece of beautiful life. Of course, we carry the most appropriate souvenir in our heads – our memories. But still I want to feel something upon arrival home. Need something to take their empty hands. Continue reading
Rolls-Royce Land (part 3)
They collected everything from painting to nautical charts, from historical archives to skeletons of extinct animals. Prince Rainier III is a passionate lover of antique cars: his collection of more than 100 vintage cars is exhibited in the exhibition hall in Fontvieille.
Already in the twentieth century, the southern wing of the palace was built, where the apartments of the Crown Prince are now located. It also houses the exposition of the Napoleon Museum with a unique collection of objects and personal belongings of the emperor, as well as the palace archives of the Grimaldi dynasty, letters and manuscripts of Charles V, Louis XIV, Richelieu, a collection of old military uniforms, coins, postage stamps, paintings and engravings. Continue reading