La Monnaie / De Munt La Monnaie
De Munt
Behind the scenes
In the wings of the opera

Côté Jardin

Theater, Stage


The stage lifts, located at the side of the Stage, are used to transfer parts of the scenery that have been transported via the tunnel coming from the workshops. Capacity: up to 13 tonnes!   

The stagehands, as well as being responsible for moving the sets, are also in charge of assembling and dismantling them.  

The Trilogia Mozart Da Ponte (2020) was a real challenge for the stagehands, who spent six days assembling this three-floor building in which the action of the three operas would unfold (Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, and Così fan tutte). 

 Trilogia Mozart-Da Ponte (2020).

Build of the set

Pieter Claes
Build of Lulu (2021)

Build of the set for  Lulu (2021), a revivalRevival - A production that has already been performed and is revived several years later.   of the previous production. In 2012, when it was first performed, the stage at La Monnaie had a 4% gradient. That gradient was eliminated during the renovation of the stage (2015–2017). For its revival, it was therefore necessary to replicate the gradient, the sets having been built accordingly.  

Pieter Claes
Build of Lulu (2021)
Anne Pailhès
Assembly of the rotating platform for Macbeth Underworld (2019)
Marcel Maus
Dismantling of the building of Trilogia Mozart Da Ponte (2020), view from the stage
Pieter Claes

Les Huguenots (2022)

Behind the scenes with the stage technicians